Picking third in the draft, Cooper's Plantation delivered a roster that even a spurned ex would have to appreciate. They're projected to finish second in LiAus League at 11-3-0 (1,318 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Jordy Nelson (second round), Roddy White (fourth round), and Julian Edelman (fifth round). They landed the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Jamaal Charles, Zac Stacy, Toby Gerhart, and Lamar Miller.
Cooper's Plantation used their only keeper spot to hold on to Andrew Luck (55.9 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Cooper's Plantation has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Cooper's Plantation also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Cooper's Plantation is loaded at RB and WR. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in LiAus League?
On the Rise
Cooper's Plantation hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
While the bottom half of the Cooper's Plantation roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).
Cooper's Plantation got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Team of Champions?
Cooper's Plantation is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Jamaal Charles, Jordy Nelson, and Zac Stacy.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Cooper's Plantation grabbed a sleeper in Eric Ebron with pick No. 143.
2014 Could be More of the Same
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
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.
167 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 18
Nelson ranks eighth in the LiAus League among WRs with 167 projected fantasy points.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 23
Because the projections for Zac Stacy are sweet. He's projected to be the 10th-best RB in the league this season.
Taking a Chance
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 5, Pick 43
With their fifth-round pick, Cooper's Plantation threw caution to the wind. They took Julian Edelman at pick number 43 despite an ADP of 74 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 6, Pick 58
If other Yahoo! users are right, Cooper's Plantation got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Toby Gerhart (58th overall pick vs. ADP of 42).
If Cooper's Plantation is interested in making a roster move, TE is one area they could improve.
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 133, ADP 129
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 137, ADP 133
- Delanie Walker
- Rank 148, ADP 134
- Heath Miller
- Rank 160, ADP 134
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..."