Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Cam Newton for MVP put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in Who Cares? League at 7-7-0 (1,607 points).
Cam Newton for MVP used all three of their keeper spots, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Cam Newton, 19.3 ADP), RB (Devonta Freeman, 22.4 ADP), and WR (Mike Evans, 24.1 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Cam Newton) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on Cam Newton for MVP are projected to be marginally less productive (by 9.2%) than the draft picks they replaced.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Cam Newton for MVP (five), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Cam Newton for MVP 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.
Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Cam Newton for MVP, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Matt Forte) and third-ranked (Charles Sims) RBs is significant.
A Talented Trio
Cam Newton for MVP has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (QB, WR, and DEF).
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Cam Newton for MVP picked up projected top-two players (Cam Newton, Denver, and Stephen Gostkowski).
This is the American version, folks. Cam Newton for MVP elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Going Out with a Whimper
Cam Newton for MVP didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Team of Champions?
Cam Newton for MVP 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: Devonta Freeman, Cam Newton, and Allen Robinson.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
With their first-round pick, Cam Newton for MVP pulled the trigger. They took Mike Evans at pick number 9 despite an ADP of just 24.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Devonta Freeman was rostered by more championship teams than any other player in the Yahoo! universe last year, and Cam Newton for MVP is hoping for a repeat in 2016.
Did Cam Newton for MVP Just Dab?
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than the reigning league MVP.
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 32
If other Yahoo! users are right, Cam Newton for MVP got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Allen Robinson (32nd overall pick vs. ADP of 14.8).
Was Matt Forte Worth it at Pick No. 52?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 6, Pick 52
Cam Newton for MVP sure hopes so. The Jets' running back is projected to have 171 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.
While Cam Newton for MVP is projected to have three subpar positions, K is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 221, ADP 95
- Nick Folk
- Rank 226, ADP 122
- Josh Brown
- Rank 228, ADP 136
- Randy Bullock
- Rank 247, ADP 148
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..."