When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with Tyler's Tip-Top Team, which flipped its eighth overall pick into a projected third-place finish in Yahoo Public 602317 League (8-6-0, 1,522 points). They have five decent WRs on the roster that are projected to average 130 points this season, near the league average of 139. They built the top group of RBs in the league, as they added Jeremy Hill, Le'Veon Bell and Jonathan Stewart to their roster.
Tyler's Tip-Top Team should use Week 5 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Tyler's Tip-Top Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
A Gamble Riverboat Ron Would Appreciate
The fantasy hopes of Tyler's Tip-Top Team rest heavily on the fortunes of Carolina, as they wound up with four Panthers on their roster.
Earning Your Paycheck
Tyler's Tip-Top Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Roddy White), fourth- (Pierre Garcon), and fifth-ranked (Charles Johnson) wideouts.
RB is the strongest position for Tyler's Tip-Top Team, but DEF and TE are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
Close to the Vest
Tyler's Tip-Top Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Defense Wins Championships?
Tyler's Tip-Top Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
With their ninth-round pick, Tyler's Tip-Top Team pulled the trigger. They took Steven Hauschka at pick number 88 despite an ADP of just 103 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
The playbook reads him. Tyler's Tip-Top Team should be in decent shape if Bell gets his 307 projected touches this year.
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Tyler's Tip-Top Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Le'Veon Bell and Jeremy Hill before targeting other positions.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
How free will Mike Evans be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,262 receiving yards this year.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 48
Greg Olsen was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Return on Investment
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 6, Pick 53
The Panthers inked their signal-caller to a nine-figure contract this offseason, and Tyler's Tip-Top Team hopes a healthy Cam will pay immediate dividends for Carolina.
With three subpar positions on Tyler's Tip-Top Team, WR and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Stevie Johnson
- Rank 129, ADP 130
- Terrance Williams
- Rank 130, ADP 125
- Robert Griffin III
- Rank 126, ADP 127
- Andy Dalton
- Rank 135, ADP 125
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..."