While this draft by Pokemon Master didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected seventh-place finish in Baron's Keeper League at 5-6-2 (1,153 points).
Pokemon Master took advantage of all three of their keeper slots, but neglected ball-carriers. Among their keepers, none were RBs. On average, their three keepers are slightly more valuable (by 8.7%) than the average draft picks that they replaced.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Pokemon Master (five), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Pokemon Master also has the softest last four games of the season.
Pokemon Master has four positions that are better than league average. While QB, DEF, and K are projected to be good, WR is the strongest on Pokemon Master.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Pokemon Master picked up projected top-3 players (Peyton Manning, Seattle, and Demaryius Thomas).
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 12 with 3.3 years).
Pokemon Master knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Defense Wins Championships?
Pokemon Master chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Pokemon Master has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
The Power of Persuasion
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
Now would be a reasonable time for Pokemon Master to encourage the Baron's Keeper League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).
Fantasy is Better Than Reality
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Even though he fell short in Super Bowl 48, Peyton Manning was more likely to be owned on a 2013 Yahoo! championship roster than any other QB.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- Bishop Sankey, RB
- Round 5, Pick 57
And so was drafting Bishop Sankey, the weakest value of the round.
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 6, Pick 64
With their sixth-round pick, Pokemon Master pulled the trigger. They drafted Lamar Miller at pick number 64 despite an ADP of just 95.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 7, Pick 81
Pokemon Master may have found a gem in the seventh round, grabbing Cordarrelle Patterson (81st overall pick vs. ADP of 46.3).
Pokemon Master has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (RB and TE), but RB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- James White
- Rank 127, ADP 125
- Ahmad Bradshaw
- Rank 152, ADP 121
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis
- Rank 192, ADP 117
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..."