T - RAV parlayed a solid draft slot (fifth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-5-0 (1,419 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Olson/Donoghue Football League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (45th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (5th) and Le'Veon Bell (16th), and WRs Dez Bryant (25th) and T.Y. Hilton (36th). They also have one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they added Bryant, Hilton, Jordan Matthews, and Tyler Lockett.
T - RAV made use of their only keeper position to hold on to Adrian Peterson (9 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the bottom half of the first round.
While Week 5 has the most players on bye for T - RAV (three), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the least challenging slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, T - RAV also has the softest last four games of the season.
RB or Bust
RB is the only stronger-than-average position group for T - RAV.
T - RAV elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in Olson/Donoghue Football League, T - RAV may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 754 projected return yards, he ranks fifth in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
With 335 touches, Adrian Peterson is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. How touching, T - RAV.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
T - RAV stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 3, Pick 25
If other Yahoo! users are right, T - RAV got a steal in the third round, when they selected Dez Bryant (25th overall pick vs. ADP of 13.8).
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 5, Pick 45
Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for T - RAV.
The Titan to Target
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 6, Pick 56
Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.
T - RAV has five positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 132, ADP 135
- Zach Miller
- Rank 140, ADP 136
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 236, ADP 133
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 243, ADP 130
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..."