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 ty's Grand Team, which flipped its third overall pick into a projected second-place finish in Family Fantasy FB League (9-5-0, 1,867 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Julio Jones (first round), DeAndre Hopkins (third round), and Mike Evans (fourth round). They also landed the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, and Devonta Freeman.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, ty's Grand 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. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the weakest slates.
Good Luck With That One!
ty's Grand Team will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Mike Evans), fourth- (Brandin Cooks), and fifth-ranked (Amari Cooper) wideouts.
With an average of just 5.9 years of NFL experience, ty's Grand Team has assembled the youngest team in the league.
Next Year, Just Show Up On Time
The coach of ty's Grand Team must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.
While the bottom half of the ty's Grand Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 4).
Team of Champions
ty's Grand Team assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, and Devonta Freeman.
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
ty's Grand Team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more first-place rosters than Jones in 2015.
Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 2, Pick 6
The playbook reads him. ty's Grand Team should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 321 projected touches this year.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 3, Pick 11
DeAndre Hopkins was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 4, Pick 14
They grabbed Mike Evans with the 14th pick, even though his ADP is only 24.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 5, Pick 19
Devonta Freeman was rostered by more championship teams than any other player in the Yahoo! universe last year, and ty's Grand Team is hoping for a repeat in 2016.
ty's Grand Team could potentially upgrade QB and DEF, but QB is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 61, ADP 54
- Eli Manning
- Rank 72, ADP 71
- Philip Rivers
- Rank 79, ADP 96
- Blake Bortles
- Rank 82, ADP 69
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..."