Having the top pick in the draft doesn't always lead to championships. But, in this case, it's going to. SWY's Swell Team did what professional fantasy footballers do when they land the No. 1 overall pick and built a juggernaut. They are projected to finish in first place in Yahoo Public 758639 League with a mark of 12-2-0 (1,638 points). They wanted to make sure they had plenty of wideout options, picking Antonio Brown (first round), Jeremy Maclin (fifth round), Kelvin Benjamin (sixth round), and Jordan Matthews (seventh round) with four of their first seven selections. If these guys can do what they're expected to do, SWY's Swell Team will benefit. They are the best group of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, SWY's Swell 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 entire season, they have the least challenging schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, SWY's Swell Team also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Good Luck With That One!
SWY's Swell Team will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Jeremy Maclin), fourth- (Kelvin Benjamin), and fifth-ranked (Jordan Matthews) wideouts.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
SWY's Swell Team will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only K (Justin Tucker) and only DEF (Pittsburgh) will both be on bye that week.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the SWY's Swell Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
A Pair of Proven Winners
SWY's Swell Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Tom Brady) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
It's How You Finish
SWY's Swell Team made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, SWY's Swell Team got a steal in snatching Larry Fitzgerald in the ninth round (81st overall pick vs. ADP of 62.8).
Get a Grip
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
Check that dude for stickum! Antonio Brown figures to be a PPR monster this season, with an NFL-leading 132 projected catches.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
Get on up, it's Jamaal Charles time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 205 projected points.
Maybe Anderson Will Surprise
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 21
Despite being an above-average player at his position, C.J. Anderson was the weakest value pick of the round.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 4, Pick 40
The rest of Yahoo Public 758639 League overlooked a gem, and SWY's Swell Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Greg Olsen.
Taking a Chance
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 41
With their fifth-round pick, SWY's Swell Team threw caution to the wind. They took Jeremy Maclin at pick number 41 despite an ADP of 52.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
SWY's Swell Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (QB and RB), but QB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Marcus Mariota
- Rank 107, ADP 123
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 141, ADP 129
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 142, ADP 126
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 145, 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..."