Red Eagles III put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with an 8-6-0 (1,347) record in Yahoo Public 828456 League, which will be good enough for third. With their first five picks, Red Eagles III focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (18th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (3rd) and C.J. Spiller (38th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (23rd) and Percy Harvin (43rd). They put together one of the best QB tandems in the league, as they added Brees and Johnny Manziel.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Red Eagles III 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 having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Red Eagles III also has the easiest first four games of the season.
With four better-than-average positions on Red Eagles III, TE and QB are projected as especially strong units.
Senior Citizen Discount
With an average of 7.4 years of NFL experience, Red Eagles III is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With eight "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Red Eagles III is looking for dependable help.
Red Eagles III knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
It's How You Finish
Red Eagles III made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Red Eagles III has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.
Is Drew Brees Religious?
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 18
With 344 projected points, Red Eagles III will be hoping Brees is the answer to their prayers.
The Power of Persuasion
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 23
Now would be a reasonable time for Red Eagles III to encourage the Yahoo Public 828456 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).
Returning to Greatness
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 43
If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 828456 League, Red Eagles III may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,708 all-purpose yards.
Was Frank Gore Worth it at Pick No. 58?
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 6, Pick 58
Red Eagles III sure hopes so. The 49ers' running back is projected to get 161 points this year, after putting up 175 last year.
If Red Eagles III wants to upgrade, DEF and K are areas they could go after first.
- New York Defanse
- Rank 242, ADP 124
- Miami Defanse
- Rank 244, ADP 125
- Matt Bryant
- Rank 247, ADP 134
- Alex Henery
- Rank 254, ADP 135
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..."