While this draft by Daniel's Team didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected seventh-place finish in Yahoo Public 387340 League at 6-8-0 (1,553 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (32nd overall), RB Carlos Hyde (49th), WR Allen Robinson (12th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (9th) within the first five rounds. They also landed the highest-scoring TE pair in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Tyler Eifert.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Daniel'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. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the toughest schedule. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, Daniel's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
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The trade market may heat up around Week 9, as both Rob Gronkowski and Tyler Eifert will be on bye for Daniel's Team.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Daniel's Team picked up projected top-two players (Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Rodgers, and Carolina).
Daniel's Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Daniel's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 11, both Shayne Graham and Nick Folk will be on bye.
The top half of the Daniel's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Daniel's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Repeat for Rob
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 9
For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.
177 Reasons for Daniel's Team to Appreciate Allen Robinson
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 12
Robinson ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 387340 League among WRs with 177 projected fantasy points.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
Daniel's Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.
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- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 4, Pick 32
With 320 projected points, Daniel's Team is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
If other Yahoo! users are right, Daniel's Team got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected Carlos Hyde (49th overall pick vs. ADP of 37.8).
Daniel's Team could potentially upgrade K and RB, but K is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 220, ADP 142
- Robbie Gould
- Rank 231, ADP 142
- Randy Bullock
- Rank 237, ADP 148
- Mike Nugent
- Rank 239, ADP 130
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..."