Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for Brenda's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre sixth-place finish in Yahoo Public 853570 League at 6-8-0 (1,336 points). With five WRs on the roster, Brenda's Team guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 141, their WRs projected average of 135 points this season is not much different than the rest of the wideout groups in the league. They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Eddie Lacy, DeMarco Murray, and Chris Johnson.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Brenda'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 less-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Brenda's Team has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
With four better-than-average positions on Brenda's Team, TE and RB are projected as especially strong units.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 9 in the league with an average of 3.9 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 7.9 years).
Brenda's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Team of Champions
Brenda's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Eddie Lacy, DeMarco Murray, and Antonio Brown.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,541 total yards.
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Brenda's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Eddie Lacy and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.
168 Excuses to Cheer for Antonio Brown
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 25
Brown ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 853570 League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Julius Thomas, TE
- Round 4, Pick 36
The rest of Yahoo Public 853570 League overlooked a gem, and Brenda's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Julius Thomas.
Basic Math is Optional
- R. Griffin III, QB
- Round 6, Pick 56
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 584 projected rushing yards, Robert Griffin III can channel his inner Vick to help Brenda's Team this year.
If Brenda's Team has a desire to make a roster move, WR and QB are areas of need.
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 129, ADP 130
- Jarrett Boykin
- Rank 130, ADP 128
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 140, ADP 133
- Alex Smith
- Rank 142, ADP 125
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..."