Blake Vanderbush was handed the last pick in the draft and didn't even blink. Completely unfazed by their draft position, they put together an elite squad with the talent to win it all. They're projected to finish atop Super Dooper League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,497 points). With their first five picks, Blake Vanderbush aimed for balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (12th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (13th) and Le'Veon Bell (36th), and WRs Percy Harvin (37th) and Julian Edelman (60th). They landed one of the highest-scoring QB pairs in the league, as they have Brees and Robert Griffin III on the roster.
Blake Vanderbush should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least difficult slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Blake Vanderbush has the easiest first four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Blake Vanderbush drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Drew Brees, Mason Crosby, and Kansas City).
Blake Vanderbush minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 15 picks.
It's How You Finish
Blake Vanderbush must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Blake Vanderbush elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Dominating Duo
Blake Vanderbush has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up Necessary
Going with just a single TE (Jordan Cameron) and K (Mason Crosby), Blake Vanderbush opted to add depth at other positions.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 12
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,129).
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
DeMarco Murray is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,454 total yards (1,013 rushing, 441 receiving).
The Heist Is On
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Blake Vanderbush got a steal in snatching Le'Veon Bell in the third round (36th overall pick vs. ADP of 22.8).
168 More Reasons to Appreciate Percy Harvin
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 4, Pick 37
Harvin ranks 10th in the Super Dooper League among WRs with 168 projected fantasy points.
A Big Target for the QB
- Jordan Cameron, TE
- Round 6, Pick 61
Jordan Cameron ranks fourth in the Super Dooper League among TEs with 126 projected fantasy points.
Blake Vanderbush is pretty strong across the board with no weak spots, but DEF is one position they may want to try and upgrade.
- Chicago Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 122
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 221, ADP 139
- Baltimore Defense
- Rank 242, ADP 142
- Tampa Bay Defense
- Rank 247, ADP 140
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..."