Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fifth overall), Karen's Team might as well have been blindly heaving darts at the draft board to decide their picks. Opponents are going to enjoy beating this team, which is projected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 411928 League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,357 points). With five WRs on the roster, Karen's Team loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 146 points this season, close to the league average of 143. They built one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they have DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy, and Steven Jackson on the roster.
Karen's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most challenging schedule. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, Karen's Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.
Karen's Team is stacked at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.
This is the American version, folks. Karen's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Team of Champions
Karen's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Eddie Lacy, DeMarco Murray, and Antonio Brown).
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 453 projected rushing yards, Russell Wilson can channel his inner Vick to help Karen's Team this year.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Dan Carpenter with the 145th pick gave Karen's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because the projections for Eddie Lacy are sweet. He's projected to be the sixth-best RB in the league this season.
Does DeMarco Murray Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Murray is ranked ninth in the league with 1,562 all-purpose yards.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 25
Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 104 projected catches rank fourth in the league.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 4, Pick 36
Larry Fitzgerald was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
A Big Target in the Red Zone
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 5, Pick 45
With 5.9 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.
Karen's Team has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with K being the most immediate need.
- Shaun Suisham
- Rank 236, ADP 146
- Alex Henery
- Rank 251, ADP 137
- Matt Bryant
- Rank 254, ADP 134
- Caleb Sturgis
- Rank 264, 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..."