Learning to handle success will be the biggest obstacle for Dean's Dazzling Team, as they figure to be at the top of the standings all season. They are expected to go 8-6-0 (1,549 points) and finish in second-place in Yahoo Public 539635 League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (47th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (7th) and Le'Veon Bell (14th), and WRs Mike Evans (27th) and DeAndre Hopkins (34th). They ended up with the highest-scoring RB duo in the league, as they have Peterson and Bell on the roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Dean's Dazzling 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. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Dean's Dazzling Team.
Assessing the Assets
RB is the strongest position for Dean's Dazzling Team, though DEF and QB are also better than the league's average.
Close to the Vest
Dean's Dazzling Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
Dean's Dazzling Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Team of Champions?
Dean's Dazzling Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Le'Veon Bell, Peyton Manning, and Cody Parkey.
A Bit of a Reach
Dean's Dazzling Team went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Dan Bailey has an ADP of 98, but he was grabbed at pick No. 87. Patience is a virtue, Dean's Dazzling Team.
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 631 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Dean's Dazzling Team this year.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
With 333 touches, Adrian Peterson is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. How touching, Dean's Dazzling Team.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 14
Dean's Dazzling Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 3, Pick 27
How free will Mike Evans be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,262 receiving yards this year.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 5, Pick 47
Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and fifth in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for Dean's Dazzling Team.
Was Jordan Matthews the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 54?
- J. Matthews, WR
- Round 6, Pick 54
Dean's Dazzling Team apparently thinks so. The Eagles' wideout is projected to notch 128 points this year, after producing 135 last year.
WR and K are expected to be the weakest positions for Dean's Dazzling Team and a potential area of need.
- John Brown
- Rank 104, ADP 123
- Percy Harvin
- Rank 106, ADP 118
- Randy Bullock
- Rank 228, ADP 146
- Caleb Sturgis
- Rank 230, ADP 146
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..."