Picking ninth, Kenneth's Team built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 539635 League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,487 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Matt Forte (first round), LeSean McCoy (second round), and Carlos Hyde (fifth round). They landed one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have T.Y. Hilton, Sammy Watkins, Larry Fitzgerald, and Pierre Garcon on their team.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Kenneth's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Kenneth's Team has the softest last four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Kenneth's Team will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Matt Prater) and only DEF (Seattle) will both be on bye that week.
A Dominating Duo
Kenneth's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and T.Y. Hilton) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Eli Manning is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.
Earning His Keep
Projections have Eli Manning finishing with 29.2 passing TDs and 4,696 yards, good enough to rank him at sixth and second respectively.
The Back to Target
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two RBs (L. Bell and D. Murray) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Forte last year. He also led all RBs with 130 total targets in 2014.
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Kenneth's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Matt Forte and LeSean McCoy before targeting other positions.
Knowing When to Take Off
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 32
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 Kenneth's Team.
It Might be Yogging with a Soft "J"
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Even if you ran as fast as you could, it'd look like slow motion compared to Carlos Hyde. The RB is projected to rack up 8.5 rushing TDs this year, eighth in the league.
Was the 52nd Pick the Right Time for a Defense?
- Seattle, DEF
- Round 6, Pick 52
Kenneth's Team apparently believes it is. Seattle's D is projected to have 146 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
With three below-average positions on Kenneth's Team, WR and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- John Brown
- Rank 104, ADP 123
- Percy Harvin
- Rank 106, ADP 118
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 137, ADP 135
- Mychal Rivera
- Rank 157, ADP 138
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..."