Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for Anthony's Bold Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected eighth-place finish in Yahoo Public 828456 League at 5-9-0 (1,323 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Antonio Brown (third round), Vincent Jackson (fourth round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fifth round). They landed one of the worst pairs of QBs in the league, as they have Robert Griffin III and Ben Roethlisberger on the roster.
Anthony's Bold Team should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 10. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest slates. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Anthony's Bold Team also has the softest last four games of the season.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
In Week 10, both Jordan Reed and Garrett Graham will be on bye for Anthony's Bold Team.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Anthony's Bold Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 11, both Justin Tucker and Nick Folk will be on bye.
This is the American version, folks. Anthony's Bold Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Anthony's Bold Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Antonio Brown) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,541 all-purpose yards.
- Montee Ball, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Anthony's Bold Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Eddie Lacy and Montee Ball right off the bat.
The Power of Persuasion
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 25
Now would be a reasonable time for Anthony's Bold Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 828456 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).
On a Scale of 1 to America
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 36
How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary this year? He's projected to reel in 1,198 receiving yards.
Rethinking That One
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 45
Cordarrelle Patterson went with the 45th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (37th) and receiving yards (32nd) with 5.9 and 950 respectively.
While Anthony's Bold Team is expected to be weak across four positions, TE is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
- Coby Fleener
- Rank 179, ADP 138
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 182, ADP 122
- Jermichael Finley
- Rank 186, ADP 120
- Jared Cook
- Rank 195, ADP 130
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..."