Picking seventh, Raw Breakfast Meat put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Yahoo Public 56212 League (7-7-0, 1,374 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (14th overall), RBs Alfred Morris (27th) and Frank Gore (47th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (7th) and Wes Welker (34th). They built the best QB combo in the league, as they added Manning and Colin Kaepernick to their squad.
Raw Breakfast Meat should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Raw Breakfast Meat also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Earning Your Paycheck
Raw Breakfast Meat will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Eric Decker), fourth- (Sammy Watkins), and fifth-ranked (Mike Evans) wideouts.
Strength in Numbers
TE is the best position for Raw Breakfast Meat, though QB and K are also stronger-than-average.
Close to the Vest
Raw Breakfast Meat was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Raw Breakfast Meat has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Raw Breakfast Meat chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 675 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Raw Breakfast Meat this year.
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.
A Mile-High Marvel
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 2, Pick 14
By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.
How Rebellious of You
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
Raw Breakfast Meat said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).
Doling Out Nightmares
- Wes Welker, WR
- Round 4, Pick 34
Wes Welker will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish ninth in the NFL with 9.2 receiving TDs.
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 5, Pick 47
With 9.5 rushing TDs, Frank Gore is projected to finish eighth in the NFL in that category.
DEF and RB are expected to be the weakest positions for Raw Breakfast Meat and a potential area of need.
- Indianapolis Defanse
- Rank 227, ADP 144
- Baltimore Defanse
- Rank 239, ADP 138
- Lamar Miller
- Rank 82, ADP 126
- Bernard Pierce
- Rank 99, ADP 129
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..."