Silver1 parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (2,184 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Down Set Hike League. With their first five picks, Silver1 aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (24th overall), RBs C.J. Anderson (25th) and Jeremy Langford (49th), and WRs Antonio Brown (1st) and Doug Baldwin (48th). They put together the best group of WRs in the league, as they added Brown, Donte Moncrief, Baldwin, and Phillip Dorsett.
Silver1 should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Silver1 also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Better Late Than Never
Silver1 finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Phillip Dorsett, Silver1 pounced on him at pick No. 216.
No Back-Up Necessary
Going with just a single TE (Zach Ertz) and K (Graham Gano), Silver1 opted to add depth at other positions.
Making the Big Tuna Proud
Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Parcells would approve of Derrick Johnson, who's ranked first in projected interceptions among LBs with two.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Bashaud Breeland at pick 168 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Breeland is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Not Just a Cover Corner
Among CBs in Down Set Hike League, Bashaud Breeland ranks fifth in projected tackles with 82.
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 24
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Aaron Rodgers had less value than any other pick of the round.
Wait For It
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
Silver1 held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (C.J. Anderson).
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 4, Pick 48
Silver1 chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Doug Baldwin is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.
Taking a Chance
- J. Langford, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
With their fifth-round pick, Silver1 threw caution to the wind. They took Jeremy Langford at pick number 49 despite an ADP of 83 across all Yahoo! leagues.
TE and RB are projected to be the worst units for Silver1.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 132, ADP 135
- Jimmy Graham
- Rank 135, ADP 122
- Jay Ajayi
- Rank 143, ADP 103
- Dion Lewis
- Rank 163, ADP 94
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..."