Putting together a decent team, Tropics didn't want to show up the Yahoo Public 762156 League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fourth-place in Yahoo Public 762156 League at 8-6-0 (1,347 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (12th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (9th) and Zac Stacy (29th), and WRs Roddy White (32nd) and Michael Crabtree (49th). They landed one of the most prolific QB duos in the league, as they have Rodgers and Tom Brady on the roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Tropics has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the weakest schedules. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Tropics also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Assessing the Assets
TE is the strongest position for Tropics, though QB and K are also better than the league's average.
The Sky's the Limit
With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Tropics hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Tropics will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Mason Crosby) and only DEF (Chicago) will both be on bye that week.
The top half of the Tropics roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Beginning with a Bang
Tropics got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Team of Champions?
Tropics 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: DeMarco Murray, Zac Stacy, and Josh Gordon.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
DeMarco Murray is projected to finish seventh in the league with 1,480 total yards (1,032 rushing, 448 receiving).
Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 12
With 325 projected points, Tropics is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Get on up, it's Zac Stacy time! He should run cool this season with 189 projected points.
Taking a Chance
- Roddy White, WR
- Round 4, Pick 32
With their fourth-round pick, Tropics threw caution to the wind. They took Roddy White at pick number 32 despite an ADP of 42.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 49
And so was drafting Michael Crabtree, the weakest value of the round.
Tropics has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with WR being the most immediate need.
- Justin Hunter
- Rank 116, ADP 126
- Brian Hartline
- Rank 118, ADP 130
- Tavon Austin
- Rank 128, ADP 130
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 129, ADP 130
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..."