It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fourth in SigEp AVC 1 League with a record of 8-5-0 (2,101 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (21st overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (4th) and Lamar Miller (28th), and WRs Julian Edelman (45th) and DeSean Jackson (52nd). They put together one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Lynch, Miller, and Todd Gurley to the team.
Week 6 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Doing It By Committee
By picking up a pair of St. Louis Rams RBs in the middle rounds of the draft (Todd Gurley and Tre Mason), HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife will be hoping there are enough fantasy points to go around in that backfield.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Todd Gurley) and fourth-ranked (Charles Sims) RBs.
QB or Bust
Unfortunately, QB is the only strong position on HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife. Fortunately, there's always next year.
Checked Out Early
HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
By choosing only a single QB (Aaron Rodgers) and DEF (Miami), HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife decided to add depth elsewhere on the roster.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Jay Ajayi, HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife pounced on him at pick No. 189.
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
If HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife had a nickel for every time Marshawn Lynch is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 21
Despite attempting 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
The rest of SigEp AVC 1 League overlooked a gem, and HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife made the highest value pick of the round by taking Lamar Miller.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 4, Pick 45
Now would be a reasonable time for HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife to encourage the SigEp AVC 1 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julian Edelman and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 7, Pick 76
If other Yahoo! users are right, HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife got a steal in the seventh round, when they selected Jason Witten (76th overall pick vs. ADP of 65.3).
There are four positions that HydeyaKidsHydeyaWife could look to improve, including DEF and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
- Cody Latimer
- Rank 163, ADP 127
- Cecil Shorts III
- Rank 164, ADP 124
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..."