It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Ringer is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fourth in FREAKS League with a record of 10-7-0 (2,064 points).
Ringer made use of all three of their keeper spots, but overlooked pass-catchers. Among their keepers, none were WRs. From an ADP perspective, their second-ranked keeper (Doug Martin) is less valuable than a third-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on Ringer are projected to be marginally less productive (by 5.5%) than the draft picks they replaced.
Ringer should drop off the grid during Week 10. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Corresponding with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Ringer also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
TE is the strongest position for Ringer, though DEF and WR aren't too shabby either.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Ringer picked up projected top-two players (Jamaal Charles, St. Louis, and Rob Gronkowski).
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
Ringer is a believer in the hopes of the New England Patriots this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
Get Off My Lawn
With an average of 7.4 years of NFL experience, Ringer is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.
The top half of the Ringer roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 7).
This is the American version, folks. Ringer elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Rethinking That One?
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Tom Brady was the weakest value pick of the round.
Feed Thy Beast
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Doug Martin will get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 299 touches.
2014 Could be More of the Same
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 3, Pick 20
Owners who took a chance on Charles last season were rewarded handsomely, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 4, Pick 29
The rest of FREAKS League overlooked a gem, and Ringer made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 36
How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,207 receiving yards this year.
With three subpar positions on Ringer, QB and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Eli Manning
- Rank 135, ADP 132
- Johnny Manziel
- Rank 136, ADP 130
- Bernard Pierce
- Rank 98, ADP 121
- Chris Ivory
- Rank 122, ADP 126
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..."