Mom took a high draft pick and turned it into a playoff-caliber squad with a projected record of 7-5-1 (1,456). They should be able to roll through most of LongDongs League on their way to a projected fourth-place finish.
Mom made use of all three of their keeper positions. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: David Johnson (4.3 ADP), Le'Veon Bell (12.7 ADP), and Doug Baldwin (45.7 ADP). On average, their three keepers are slightly more valuable (by 2.3%) than the average draft picks that they replaced.
Mom might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. Their top three projected scorers (Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton and David Johnson) will have a bye week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Mom.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 9, Mom will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Mom might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have similar seasonal point projections.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Mom picked up projected top-3 players (David Johnson, Stephen Gostkowski, and Kansas City).
Up, Up, and Away
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Mom hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Sammie Coates, Mom pounced on him at pick No. 158.
If other Yahoo! users are right, Mom got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Stephen Gostkowski (98th overall pick vs. ADP of 76.3).
Feed Thy Beast
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
David Johnson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish fifth in the league with 313 touches.
Rethinking That One
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
While drafted 14th overall, Doug Baldwin isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (36th with 6.2) or receiving yards (33rd with 946).
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 4, Pick 38
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Carson Palmer was the weakest value pick of the round.
Was the 62nd Pick the Right Time for Frank Gore?
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 6, Pick 62
Mom apparently believes so. The Colts' running back is projected to earn 139 points this year, after putting up 158 last year.
If Mom wants to upgrade, TE and WR are areas they could go after first.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 148, ADP 138
- Torrey Smith
- Rank 101, ADP 117
- Kamar Aiken
- Rank 111, ADP 128
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..."