It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. amber's Team is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fifth in Cool Kids League with a record of 8-5-0 (1,519 points). With their first five picks, amber's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (25th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (5th) and C.J. Anderson (16th), and WRs Jordan Matthews (36th) and Golden Tate (45th). They put together the most prolific RB duo in the league, as they have Peterson and Anderson on the team.
amber's Team should use Week 10 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest slates. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, amber's Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, amber's Team picked up projected top-two players (Adrian Peterson, Phil Dawson, and Connor Barth).
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and amber's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
amber's Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Defense Wins Championships?
amber's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
amber's Team grabbed a sleeper in Ladarius Green with pick No. 125.
If other Yahoo! users are right, amber's Team got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Vincent Jackson (85th overall pick vs. ADP of 71.2).
No RB by Committee Here
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Adrian Peterson. amber's Team should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 333 projected touches this year.
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
amber's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and C.J. Anderson right off the bat.
Knowing When to Take Off
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 3, Pick 25
He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of amber's Team.
- Davante Adams, WR
- Round 6, Pick 56
With their sixth-round pick, amber's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Davante Adams at pick number 56 despite an ADP of just 122.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was the 65th Pick the Right Time for a Kicker?
- Connor Barth, K
- Round 7, Pick 65
amber's Team apparently believes it is. Connor Barth is projected to put up 145 points this year, after only netting 65 last season.
While amber's Team is projected to have three subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 127, ADP 134
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 136, ADP 137
- Josh Hill
- Rank 138, ADP 129
- Larry Donnell
- Rank 153, ADP 133
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..."