Ant's Awesome Team put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with a 6-7-0 (1,949) record in Dy Nasty League, which will be good enough for fifth. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Calvin Johnson (first round), Brandon Marshall (third round), and Michael Crabtree (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the best WR combo in the league.
Ant's Awesome Team can chalk up Week 10 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Ant's Awesome Team.
Carrying the Load
Ant's Awesome Team has four above-average positions with RB and QB projected to lead the way.
Drink Plenty of Milk
With an average of 7.1 years of NFL experience, Ant's Awesome Team has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Ant's Awesome Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Ant's Awesome Team may have found a gem in the 10th round, grabbing Reggie Bush (98th overall pick vs. ADP of 65).
He Can Catch, Too
Reggie Bush is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 513.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Brian Quick at pick 198 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Quick is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
Meeting His Expectations
- Calvin Johnson, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.
Ant's Awesome Team's Stud Signal-Caller
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 2, Pick 18
Tom Brady is projected to rack up 352 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 3, Pick 23
Now would be a reasonable time for Ant's Awesome Team to encourage the Dy Nasty League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
Rethinking That One?
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 4, Pick 38
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Michael Crabtree was the weakest value pick of the round.
If it Ain't Broke
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 5, Pick 43
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Ant's Awesome Team didn't grab their first RB (Arian Foster) until the fifth round.
Ant's Awesome Team could potentially upgrade DEF and TE, but DEF is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Cincinnati Defanse
- Rank 187, ADP 80
- Chicago Defanse
- Rank 212, ADP 122
- Buffalo Defanse
- Rank 215, ADP 138
- Indianapolis Defanse
- Rank 225, ADP 144
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
Pick Number Minus ADPPick Number
Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam League
The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
Schedule by Opponent PointsWeek
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."