For some the ninth overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for Hamlet's Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Hamlet's Team, resulting in their projected 5-9-0 (1,456) record and eighth-place finish in Yahoo Public 795587 League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (49th overall), RB C.J. Anderson (29th), WR DeAndre Hopkins (9th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (12th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the best TE tandem in the league, as they added Gronkowski and Jason Witten.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Hamlet'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. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Hamlet's Team has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Earning Your Paycheck
Hamlet's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (DeVante Parker), fourth- (Sterling Shepard), and fifth-ranked (Allen Hurns) wideouts.
Assessing the Assets
TE is the strongest position for Hamlet's Team, though DEF and RB are also better than the league's average.
Hamlet's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Hamlet's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (DeAndre Hopkins and Rob Gronkowski) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Marcus Mariota Likes His Eggs Scrambled
And a little runny, eh? Mariota is projected to deliver 378 rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.
Diagnosis: more DeAndre!
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 2, Pick 12
Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
How Rebellious of You
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Hamlet's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (C.J. Anderson).
Like Elway in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,802) and passing TDs (31.4).
Was Golden Tate the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 52?
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 6, Pick 52
Hamlet's Team apparently thinks so. The Lions' wideout is projected to net 151 points this year, after putting up 119 last year.
Hamlet's Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (K and QB), but K is clearly their worst unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 221, ADP 95
- Nick Folk
- Rank 226, ADP 122
- Josh Brown
- Rank 228, ADP 136
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 231, ADP 142
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..."