Merrillvillemenace figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the seventh overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-5-0 (1,350 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Yahoo Public 821267 League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (7th overall), RBs Zac Stacy (27th) and Ryan Mathews (34th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (14th) and Michael Floyd (47th). They built the lowest-scoring QB combo in the league, as they added Manning and Josh McCown.
Merrillvillemenace can chalk up Week 4 as a big fat L. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Merrillvillemenace also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Good Luck With That One!
Merrillvillemenace will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Michael Floyd), fourth- (Eric Decker), and fifth-ranked (Rueben Randle) wideouts.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With seven "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Merrillvillemenace is looking for dependable help.
This is the American version, folks. Merrillvillemenace elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Merrillvillemenace has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
He Can Catch, Too
Shane Vereen is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 639.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Blair Walsh was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move there, Merrillvillemenace.
Fantasy is Better Than Reality
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 1, Pick 7
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.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
Now would be a reasonable time for Merrillvillemenace to encourage the Yahoo Public 821267 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
If it Ain't Broke
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Merrillvillemenace didn't grab their first RB (Zac Stacy) until the third round.
Rarely Seen in the Wild
- Ryan Mathews, RB
- Round 4, Pick 34
With 1,039 projected yards on the ground, Ryan Mathews is an elusive three-down back.
A Big, Strong Threat
- Jordan Cameron, TE
- Round 6, Pick 54
Jordan Cameron ranks fourth in the Yahoo Public 821267 League among TEs with 126 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Merrillvillemenace could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
Merrillvillemenace could potentially upgrade QB and RB, but QB is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 140, ADP 133
- Alex Smith
- Rank 142, ADP 125
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 157, ADP 125
- Johnny Manziel
- Rank 159, 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..."