Billy’s Fantasy Football Team, and Letter Grade After Draft
Yesterday was one of the most fun days of the year, the day I get to draft my Fantasy Football team! I play in a 12 person league and although we do put some money on the line, it's just as much about smack talk with the other team managers.
This year as I was approaching the draft I wanted to focus on the best players available and my league changed my way of drafting in the first round since most Running Backs went earlier than expected. I had the 9th pick overall and I took the RB for the Houston Texans, Lamar Miller. Here is my whole team.
1st pick- Lamar Miller RB, Houston
2nd pick- Le'veon Bell RB, Pittsburgh
3rd pick- Amari Cooper WR, Oakland
4th pick- Randall Cobb WR, Green Bay
5th pick- Ryan Mathews RB, Philadelphia
6th pick- Eric Decker WR, New York Jets
7th pick- John Brown WR, Arizona
8th pick- Coby Fleener TE, New Orleans
9th pick- Danny Woodhead RB, San Diego
10th pick- Houston Defense
11th pick- Stephen Gostkowski K, New England
12th pick- Marcus Mariota QB, Tennessee
13th pick- Phillip Dorsett WR, Indianapolis
14th pick- Darren Sproles RB, Philadelphia
15th pick- Vance McDonald TE, San Francisco
16th pick- Sammie Coates WR, Pittsburgh
I love doing Fantasy Sports through Yahoo, because they always rank you do did in the draft. This year the smart folks at Yahoo gave me a letter grade of B on my draft. Here is what they said:
Billy's Team must have gotten some help from Ozzie Newsome, as they built a talented roster despite a late pick. Projections predict they'll finish third in League of Champions 2.0 League with a record of 8-5-0 (1,661 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Lamar Miller (first round), Le'Veon Bell (second round), and Ryan Mathews (fifth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Billy's Team can have some success. They are one of the most prolific groups of RBs in the league.
Billy's Team should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. Billy's Team has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
The best part of beginning the football season is that everyone thinks they have a championship caliber team, fingers crossed this team wins me the league!