When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with olga's Team, which flipped its seventh overall pick into a projected fourth-place finish in Yahoo Public 859797 League (8-6-0, 1,310 points). They have five decent WRs on the roster that are projected to average 130 points this season, near the league average of 139. They have the top TE duo in the league, as they added Jimmy Graham and Ladarius Green.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, olga'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. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult schedules. Corresponding with the second-most taxing overall schedule, olga's Team also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
olga's Team is loaded at TE, but RB isn't too shabby, either.
On the Rise
olga's Team hopes to break through this season, led by seven players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
olga's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould will be on bye.
olga's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
They grabbed Mason Crosby with the 87th pick, even though his ADP is only 97.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Versatile Combination
Shane Vereen can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 639.
A Threat in the Modern Age, Kind of like "Beliebers"
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 1, Pick 7
TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Jimmy Graham leads the way with 184 projected fantasy points.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Montee Ball, RB
- Round 2, Pick 14
Get on up, it's Montee Ball time! He should run cool this season with 190 projected points.
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
olga's Team may have found a gem in the third round, grabbing Arian Foster (27th overall pick vs. ADP of 15.8).
Rethinking That One
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 47
Michael Crabtree went with the 47th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (33rd) and receiving yards (38th) with 5.9 and 915 respectively.
Not Afraid to Scramble
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 6, Pick 54
With 592 projected rushing yards (ranking second among QBs), Cam Newton has multiple ways to bring in points.
With four subpar positions on olga's Team, QB and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Josh McCown
- Rank 145, ADP 133
- Alex Smith
- Rank 146, ADP 125
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 129, ADP 131
- Danny Amendola
- Rank 130, ADP 127
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..."