Ampfire99's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (fifth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (1,536 points), they're projected to finish third in Yahoo Public 539635 League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Marshawn Lynch (first round), C.J. Anderson (third round), and Frank Gore (fourth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Ampfire99's Team can have some success. They are the best group of RBs in the league.
Week 9 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Ampfire99's Team 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 three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. Ampfire99's Team has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Because Three Good Running Backs Wouldn't be Enough
Ampfire99's Team drafted four stronger-than-average RBs, even though only two can be started each week.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Ampfire99's Team are RB, WR, and K.
Ampfire99's Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.
A Dominating Duo
Ampfire99's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and C.J. Anderson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Ampfire99's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Beginning with a Bang
Ampfire99's Team got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
If Ampfire99's Team had a nickel for every time Marshawn Lynch is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 314 nickels.
The Man at Mile-High
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
C.J. Anderson is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,515 total yards (1,118 rushing, 397 receiving).
Was Keenan Allen the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 56?
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 6, Pick 56
Ampfire99's Team apparently thinks so. The Chargers' wideout is projected to put up 151 points this year, after only netting 98 last year.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 7, Pick 65
Ampfire99's Team drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Matt Ryan. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fourth in plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.
With three below-average positions on Ampfire99's Team, TE and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 137, ADP 135
- Mychal Rivera
- Rank 157, ADP 138
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 225, ADP 141
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 234, ADP 134
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..."