The GM of Flowers for Edgerrin must be an angel, because this team looks like it fell from heaven. They were able to flip the 11th overall pick into an expected finish of third place with a record of 10-3-0 (1,631 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Dez Bryant (first round), Randall Cobb (third round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fifth round). They put together the top QB pair in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers to their squad.
Flowers for Edgerrin can write off Week 10 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? 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 most challenging schedules. Flowers for Edgerrin will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Flowers for Edgerrin, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Cordarrelle Patterson) and fourth-ranked (Harry Douglas) wideouts.
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 7.8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 12 with 2.6 years).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Flowers for Edgerrin has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and Reggie Bush) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Shonn Greene at pick 158 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Greene is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
Flowers for Edgerrin scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Harry Douglas at pick number 182.
It's Normal to Have Those Feelings at Your Age
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 11
Terrell Owens once said "I love me some me." While T.O. falls in love with himself, Flowers for Edgerrin is head over heels for Dez Bryant, who's projected to lead all WRs with 314 fantasy points.
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.
249 More Reasons to Appreciate Randall Cobb
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 3, Pick 35
Cobb ranks 10th in the Stampede Blue League 7 League among WRs with 249 projected fantasy points.
How Rebellious of You
- Reggie Bush, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
Flowers for Edgerrin said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Reggie Bush).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 59
The rest of Stampede Blue League 7 League overlooked a gem, and Flowers for Edgerrin made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Cordarrelle Patterson.
With four subpar positions on Flowers for Edgerrin, RB and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- LeGarrette Blount
- Rank 154, ADP 122
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis
- Rank 192, ADP 118
- Tampa Bay Defanse
- Rank 241, ADP 141
- New York Defanse
- Rank 242, ADP 126
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..."