It was almost too hard to watch as Anthony's Team took the fourth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 3-11-0 (1,457), bad enough for an eighth-place finish in Yahoo Public 631214 League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (37th overall), RBs David Johnson (4th) and Mark Ingram (17th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (24th) and Doug Baldwin (44th). They put together the best RB combo in the league, as they have Johnson and Ingram to carry the load.
Anthony's Team should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest schedule. Along with the most taxing overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Anthony's Team.
Shouldering the Burden
Anthony's Team has four above-average positions with RB and TE projected to lead the way.
Defense Wins Championships?
Anthony's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Marcus Mariota can deliver fantasy glory to Anthony's Team with his arm and his legs. Mariota has 378 projected rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
If Anthony's Team had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Anthony's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing David Johnson and Mark Ingram right off the bat.
173 Reasons for Anthony's Team to Appreciate Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
Nelson ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 631214 League among WRs with 173 projected fantasy points.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 4, Pick 37
If other Yahoo! users are right, Anthony's Team got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Aaron Rodgers (37th overall pick vs. ADP of 24.8).
Rethinking That One
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 44
Doug Baldwin went with the 44th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (36th) and receiving yards (33rd) with 6.2 and 946 respectively.
Anthony's Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (K and WR), but K is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Randy Bullock
- Rank 247, ADP 148
- Mike Nugent
- Rank 249, ADP 128
- Adam Vinatieri
- Rank 251, ADP 128
- Mason Crosby
- Rank 252, 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..."