The fantasy football playoffs are here and that means it's time to recap the regular season!  After our draft, Yahoo predicted how the season would turn out.  They predicted a team would go 12-1, and they were correct.  It's just they predicted the wrong team!  For the ease of who is who, I will name the teams in they order they actually finished, so Team 1 is the best team in the league.  Let's look at our eight playoff teams.

Yahoo predicted Team 1 would finish 7-6.
Team 1 figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the seventh overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-6-0 (1,185 points). With that record, they will likely finish sixth in 20 Team League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Philip Rivers (87th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (7th), WR Julian Edelman (47th), and TE Jason Witten (74th) within the first five rounds. They put together the top RB tandem in the league, as they added Peterson and Latavius Murray.
We highlighted this team back when they were 10-0 and they finished the season 12-1.


Team 2 won five straight to win the West division, including a Week 11 win over Team 5. 
Team 2 figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the sixth overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-6-0 (1,161 points). With that record, they will likely finish ninth in 20 Team League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (6th overall), RB Doug Martin (86th), WR Brandin Cooks (35th), and TE Travis Kelce (46th) within the first five rounds. They landed one of the top TE duos in the league, as they have Kelce and Charles Clay on their team.
Despite missing Luck for more than half of the season, Team 2 managed to make due with Andy Dalton and Matthew Stafford who made seven starts for his team.  Combined, they averaged 21.8 completions, 246 yards and 1.85 TDs.  Dalton was picked off twice.  When Luck managed to make six starts, he averaged 23.5 completions, 271.5 yards, 2.16 TDs and two interceptions.

His draft summary talks about his TE duo, but he dropped Clay for Nick Folk before the season started.  He was able to add Antonio Gates for Cairo Santos on September 6th during Gates four game suspension.


Team 3, was projected to finish 5-8 with a 3-5 division record.  Instead, he won nine games and six divisional matchups.
Well that draft was deflating. Not deflating in the kind of way that will help you win and then you go home to a supermodel afterwards. But more the kind of way where you suffer a bunch of losses, miss the postseason, and everyone makes fun of you. watches run is projected to finish 16th in 20 Team League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,134 points). With their first five picks, watches run aimed for balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (37th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (4th) and LeGarrette Blount (84th), and WRs Amari Cooper (44th) and Roddy White (77th). They landed one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they added Lynch, Devonta Freeman and Blount to their roster.
The Wilson/Lynch combo didn't exactly work out but he was able to add Thomas Rawls on November 25h for Coby Fleener, after he was dropped for James JonesTheo Riddick and LeGarrette Blount have also found some playing time at the one RB slot we play with and W/R/T on Team 4.

Devin Funchess has helped him win the last two weeks, adding five catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns.  He was able to add him on November 21st, dropping Roddy White.


Our final division winner, Team 4 was predicted to finish as the third worst team with a 4-9 record despite a B draft grade.  Oops.
What's important Team 4 is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. Team 4 is expected to finish 18th in 20 Team League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,160 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Tom Brady (72nd overall), RB Melvin Gordon (32nd), WR Dez Bryant (9th), and TE Tyler Eifert (89th) within the first five rounds. They landed one of the worst groups of RBs in the league, as they have Alfred Morris, Gordon, and Ronnie Hillman to lead the way.
He took a gamble drafting Brady before we knew the suspension would be lifted.  Great move.  He battled through the loss of Dez with Stevie Johnson and Rueben Randle,  Again, 20 team league.  They combined for 39 catches, 445 yards and two touchdowns.  He slotted Randle at the W/R/T slot some weeks as well.



Yahoo predicted that Team 5 would finish first overallThey finished with one more win than Team 3 and Team 4, but did not win their division.  We play with four 5 team divisions.
This draft by Team 5 was like a finely tuned Peyton Manning-led offense, with all the pieces falling into place. Just like Peyton's offense, Team 5 is expected to score a lot of points this season and finish first in 20 Team League at 12-1-0 (1,196 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Eli Manning (55th overall), RB Todd Gurley (66th), WR Julio Jones (15th), and TE Jimmy Graham (26th) within the first five rounds. They landed one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they added Jones, Larry Fitzgerald, Devin Funchess, and Breshad Perriman.
He was forced to start Tevin Coleman and James White three times each this season.  They combined for 162 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 13 receptions 126 yards and a score.  Cole Beasley also started six games, catching 23 passes for 222 yards but failed to score for Team 5.  With Graham being lost for the season, he has turned to Vance McDonald for the fantasy playoffs.


Teams 6 & 7 both finished with eight wins but Team 6 scored the third most points in the league while Team 7 scored in the bottom 10!
Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking 13th overall, Team 6 is projected to land in 15th place in 20 Team League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,139 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Teddy Bridgewater (93rd overall), RB Jeremy Hill (13th), WR DeAndre Hopkins (28th), and TE Greg Olsen (53rd) within the first five rounds. They built one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they have Hopkins, Kendall Wright, Brian Quick, and Terrelle Pryor for their rotation.
Although he drafted Bridgewater, Team 6 has played Blake Bortles at QB eight times.  He will also head into the playoffs with a three headed monster at WR after adding DeVante Parker and Markus Wheaton this month, on top of Nuk Hopkins.
Team 7 wasn't able to overcome a poor draft position (11th overall), and that will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in 17th place in 20 Team League. With the roster as is, they are expected to finish 5-8-0 (1,104 points). With their first five picks, Team 7 focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Sam Bradford (91st overall), RBs Matt Forte (11th) and Arian Foster (30th), and WRs Martavis Bryant (51st) and Jeremy Maclin (70th). They landed one of the best RB duos in the league, as they added Forte and Foster.
He started Jameis Winston three times this season and was rewarded with 19 completions, 239.3 yards and 2.6 touchdowns per week (7 pass, 1 rush TD).  Bradford's 9 starts produced 23.7 receptions, 255.2 yards and 1.2 TDs on average.  Adding Winston for Adam Vinatieri back on Nov 15th was a great move.  


Finally, Team 8 was one of three teams with a 7-6 record, but scored over 1,000 points this season to claim the final playoff spot.  Yahoo projected a 6-7 season.
With the right set of circumstances, Team 8 could potentially make the playoffs. A tough draft spot led to a fairly tough draft. Picking 18th overall, they're projected to land in 13th place in 20 Team League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,146 points). With their first five picks, Team 8 focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (63rd overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (18th) and LeSean McCoy (23rd), and WRs Keenan Allen (58th) and Marques Colston (98th). They built the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they added Allen, Colston and Mohamed Sanu for their rotation.
Team 8 stood by their business plan all year long, with a RB heavy roster.  After drafting Murray and McCoy, he did not trade either back despite struggles and injuries.  He even added Jeremy Langford during Matt Forte's absence and will roster all three heading into the playoffs, despite being able to play only two RBs each week.  Losing Keenan Allen has been a huge blow, but DeSean Jackson was added to his roster back in September and has been hot as of late.

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