It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. andrea's Team is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fourth in Yahoo Public 780720 League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,336 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (19th overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (2nd) and Le'Veon Bell (22nd), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (39th) and Wes Welker (42nd). They built the top group of RBs in the league, as they added Charles, Bell, and Pierre Thomas.
While Week 4 has the most players on bye for andrea's Team (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, andrea's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Shouldering the Burden?
andrea's Team has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, QB, and K.
AARP Card's in the Mail
With an average of 8 years of NFL experience, andrea's Team is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
andrea's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.
This is the American version, folks. andrea's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
A Pair of Proven Winners
andrea's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jamaal Charles and Drew Brees) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).
2014 Could be More of the Same
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Owners who took a chance on Charles last season were rewarded handsomely, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,106).
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 3, Pick 22
Get on up, it's Le'Veon Bell time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 196 projected points.
That Just Happened
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 6, Pick 59
Why can't I find Jeremy Maclin on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."
A Big Target for the QB
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 7, Pick 62
Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Yahoo Public 780720 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.
While andrea's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 173, ADP 120
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 175, ADP 135
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 177, ADP 123
- Jermichael Finley
- Rank 181, ADP 120
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..."