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 My Boss Team, which flipped its seventh overall pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Yahoo Public 391938 League (7-7-0, 1,535 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Dez Bryant (second round), Amari Cooper (fourth round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). They also have one of the bottom groups of RBs in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott, C.J. Anderson and Ameer Abdullah to their roster.
While Week 5 has the most players on bye for My Boss Team (three), Week 7 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, My Boss Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
The Best Player Plays
My Boss Team is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.4 years of NFL experience.
The coach of My Boss Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Marcus Mariota) have very similar seasonal point projections.
My Boss Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 391938 League, My Boss Team may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 753 projected return yards, he ranks ninth in the league with 1,483 all-purpose yards.
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 381 projected rushing yards, Marcus Mariota can channel his inner Vick to help My Boss Team this year.
Feed Thy Beast
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Ezekiel Elliott will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish fourth in the league with 310 touches.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
The rest of Yahoo Public 391938 League overlooked a gem, and My Boss Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking Dez Bryant.
165 Reasons for My Boss Team to Appreciate Amari Cooper
- Amari Cooper, WR
- Round 4, Pick 34
Cooper ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 391938 League among WRs with 165 projected fantasy points.
Was Carson Palmer the Best Choice at Pick No. 54?
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 6, Pick 54
My Boss Team apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' signal-caller is projected to earn 293 points this year, after putting up 320 last year.
A Large Target for the QB
- Coby Fleener, TE
- Round 7, Pick 67
Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the Yahoo Public 391938 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.
My Boss Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Zach Miller
- Rank 141, ADP 137
- Jared Cook
- Rank 143, ADP 134
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 239, ADP 135
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 246, ADP 126
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..."