The GM of Heem Team took the first overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish second in Beets League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,589 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (40th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (1st), WR T.Y. Hilton (21st), and TE Jimmy Graham (20th) within the first five rounds. They have the best RB pair in the league, as they added Peterson and C.J. Spiller.
Week 9 may cause some frustration for Heem Team, as their top two projected scorers (Russell Wilson and Matthew Stafford) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Heem Team also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Earning Your Paycheck
Heem Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Doug Baldwin), fourth- (Pierre Garcon), and fifth-ranked (Steve Smith Sr.) wideouts.
Heem Team has four stronger-than-average positions with RB and TE projected to lead the way.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Heem Team picked up projected top-two players (Adrian Peterson, Connor Barth, and Jimmy Graham).
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
Heem Team is a believer in the hopes of the Detroit Lions this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Heem Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Jimmy Graham) and only DEF (Houston) will both be idle that week.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the Heem Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
Feed The Beast
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Adrian Peterson. Projected to get a league-leading 333 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.
A Big, Strong Threat
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 2, Pick 20
Jimmy Graham ranks second in the Beets League among TEs with 122 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Heem Team could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- T.Y. Hilton, WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of T.Y. Hilton had less value than any other pick of the round.
Knowing When to Take Off
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 40
He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Heem Team.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 5, Pick 41
They grabbed Ameer Abdullah with the 41st pick, even though his ADP is only 85.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
If Heem Team has a desire to make a roster move, WR and QB are areas of need.
- Kendall Wright
- Rank 110, ADP 126
- Stevie Johnson
- Rank 115, ADP 131
- Teddy Bridgewater
- Rank 104, ADP 119
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 114, ADP 128
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..."