Picking last in the draft, Rose & Bob's Team delivered a team that even a spurned ex would have to appreciate. Taking advantage of a draft position some may deem unfavorable, they're projected to finish in the top spot of Yahoo Public 285420 League with a record of 13-1-0 (1,657 points). With their first five picks, Rose & Bob's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (50th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (30th) and Matt Forte (31st), and WRs Dez Bryant (10th) and Jordy Nelson (11th). They also have one of the best TE duos in the league, as they have Jordan Reed and Jason Witten on their team.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Rose & Bob'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 the least challenging schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Rose & Bob's Team also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Rose & Bob's Team picked up projected top-two players (Jordan Reed, Justin Tucker, and Carolina).
Rose & Bob's Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
Rose & Bob's Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Rose & Bob's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Defense Wins Championships?
Rose & Bob's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Better Late Than Never
Rose & Bob's Team finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Does Bryant Work for NASA?
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
His numbers are out of this world. Dez Bryant is projected to be the fourth-best WR in the league this season.
179 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Nelson ranks sixth in the Yahoo Public 285420 League among wideouts with 179 projected fantasy points.
If it Ain't Broke
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 30
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Rose & Bob's Team didn't grab their first RB (LeSean McCoy) until the third round.
Plowing Through Defenses
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
Matt Forte is expected to finish 10th in the NFL in rushing TDs with 7.1.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 5, Pick 50
Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (30.5) and passing yards (4,697).
Rose & Bob's Team has a legit team overall with no subpar positions, but RB is one position they may want to improve if they feel like tinkering.
- Ameer Abdullah
- Rank 81, ADP 102
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 100, ADP 113
- LeGarrette Blount
- Rank 103, ADP 125
- Isaiah Crowell
- Rank 104, ADP 124
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..."