Anders's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (third overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 6-7-0 (1,823 points), they're projected to finish sixth in Section H Fantasty League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (51st overall), RB Eddie Lacy (3rd), WR DeAndre Hopkins (22nd), and TE Travis Kelce (46th) within the first five rounds. They landed one of the best TE tandems in the league, as they have Kelce and Jason Witten on their team.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Anders's 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. Looking at the entire season, they have an easier-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Anders's Team.
Stockpiling Talent at RB
Anders's Team should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. RB is definitely the strongest among them.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At four different positions, Anders's Team picked up projected top-3 players (including Eddie Lacy, Travis Kelce, and Stephen Gostkowski).
Close to the Vest
Anders's Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Vernon Davis, Anders's Team pounced on him at pick No. 166.
Anders's Team Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Roy Helu Jr. at pick 171 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Helu Jr. is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Feed Thy Beast
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Eddie Lacy will get the ball early and often, projected to finish third in the league with 329 touches.
All Over the Field
- Travis Kelce, TE
- Round 4, Pick 46
Travis Kelce is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 5.8) and receiving yards (third with 829).
The Heist Is On
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 51
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Anders's Team got a steal in snatching Drew Brees in the fifth round (51st overall pick vs. ADP of 35.5).
Was the 70th Pick the Right Time for Jason Witten?
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 6, Pick 70
Anders's Team apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' tight end is projected to earn 141 points this year, after putting up 132 last year.
A Bit of a Reach
- Pierre Garcon, WR
- Round 7, Pick 75
Anders's Team went out on a limb with their seventh-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Pierre Garcon has an ADP of 111.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 75. Patience is a virtue, Anders's Team.
If Anders's Team wants to upgrade, DEF and WR are areas they could go after first.
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
- Michael Crabtree
- Rank 159, ADP 125
- Allen Hurns
- Rank 166, 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..."