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    Ringer Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Fueled by Some Early-Round Value Picks, Ringer Will be a Tough Team

    Draft Summary

    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).

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

    Keeper Summary

    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.

    Schedule

    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.

    Draft Notes

    • Asset Allocation

      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.

    • Nearly There

      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).

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Ringer elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    Player Analysis

      • Tom Brady, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Tom Brady was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      Feed Thy Beast

      Doug Martin will get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 299 touches.

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 20
      2014 Could be More of the Same

      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.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 29
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of FREAKS League overlooked a gem, and Ringer made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 36
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,207 receiving yards this year.

    Best Available

    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 Lost
      Points

      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 ADP
      Pick 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 League
          Team     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 Points
      Week

      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..."

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    Ringer
    1. (4) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    2. (13) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    3. (20) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    4. (29) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    5. (36) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    6. (48) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
    7. (52) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    8. (61) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    9. (67) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    10. (68) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    11. (77) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    12. (84) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    13. (93) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
    14. (109) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
    15. (116) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    16. (125) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    17. (132) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)
    18. (141) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
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