Look BVR, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. BVR didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in fifth-place in FREAKS League at 6-9-2 (2,039 points).
BVR used all three of their keeper positions, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Matthew Stafford, 48.2 ADP), RB (Le'Veon Bell, 20.9 ADP), and WR (A.J. Green, 12.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (A.J. Green) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on BVR are projected to be clearly less productive (by 13.2%) than the draft picks they replaced.
BVR should drop off the grid during Week 11. 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 tougher-than-average slate. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, BVR also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
Big D or Bust
The fantasy hopes of BVR rest heavily on the fortunes of Jerry Jones and crew, as they have four Cowboys on their roster.
The coach of BVR might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) and second-drafted QB (Tony Romo) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Team of Champions
BVR is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Matthew Stafford, DeMarco Murray, and DeSean Jackson.
Devonta Freeman and Lance Dunbar are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for BVR.
With three steals in the first 11 rounds (Jordan Cameron, Seattle, and DeMarco Murray), BVR made some shrewd moves.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, BVR got a steal in snatching Jordan Cameron in the ninth round (69th overall pick vs. ADP of 53.2).
183 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 5
Green ranks sixth in the FREAKS League among WRs with 183 projected fantasy points.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 3, Pick 21
Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,955).
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 4, Pick 28
DeMarco Murray is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,431 total yards (983 rushing, 448 receiving).
Was DeSean Jackson the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 44?
- DeSean Jackson, WR
- Round 6, Pick 44
BVR apparently thinks so. The Redskins' wideout is only predicted to have 142 points this year, after producing 187 last year.
Was Rashad Jennings the Best Choice at Pick No. 53?
- R. Jennings, RB
- Round 7, Pick 53
BVR apparently thinks so. The Giants' RB is projected to put up 161 points this year, after getting 138 last season.
With three subpar positions on BVR, WR and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Cecil Shorts III
- Rank 104, ADP 114
- DeAndre Hopkins
- Rank 106, ADP 123
- Charles Clay
- Rank 118, ADP 124
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 133, ADP 129
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..."