Before the draft, no one would have expected this squad to end up with a projected finish of second. danielle's Team turned the seventh overall pick into a season potentially filled with success. They're expected to finish 9-5-0 (1,404 points) in Yahoo Public 411928 League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Calvin Johnson (first round), Brandon Marshall (second round), and Vincent Jackson (fourth round). If these players can play up to expectations, danielle's Team can have some success. They are the best group of WRs in the league.
danielle's Team should use Week 4 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 three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Although they have the fifth-easiest overall schedule, danielle's Team actually has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 9 in the league with an average of 4.6 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 7.7 years).
danielle's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Dominating Duo
danielle's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
danielle's Team grabbed a sleeper in Johnny Manziel with pick No. 127.
Not Afraid to Scramble
With 525 projected rushing yards (ranking fourth among QBs), Johnny Manziel has multiple ways to bring in points.
The Standard by Which All Others are Measured
- Calvin Johnson, WR
- Round 1, Pick 7
Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
Now would be a reasonable time for danielle's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 411928 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 92 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).
How Rebellious of You
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
danielle's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Zac Stacy).
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 5, Pick 47
With their fifth-round pick, danielle's Team pulled the trigger. They took Toby Gerhart at pick number 47 despite an ADP of just 72.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was the 54th Pick the Right Time for Jordan Cameron?
- Jordan Cameron, TE
- Round 6, Pick 54
danielle's Team apparently believes it is. The Browns' tight end is projected to get 110 points this year, after producing 134 last year.
With three subpar positions on danielle's Team, DEF and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Baltimore Defanse
- Rank 238, ADP 140
- Tampa Bay Defanse
- Rank 242, ADP 133
- Coby Fleener
- Rank 175, ADP 136
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 178, ADP 136
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..."