While Ryan's Cool Team is no world-beater, this is a team that could potentially reach the playoffs if some things go their way. Picking seventh overall, Ryan's Cool Team is projected to land in seventh place in The Crow's Nest League with a record of 7-7-0 (2,805 points). With seven WRs on the roster, Ryan's Cool Team guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 141, their WRs projected average of 143 points won't be much different than the rest of the wideouts around the league. They put together the best TE duo in the league, as they have Rob Gronkowski and Charles Clay on their team.
Ryan's Cool Team can write off Week 6 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the softest schedules. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Ryan's Cool Team also has the softest last four games of the season.
TE is the strongest position for Ryan's Cool Team, though DEF and K aren't too shabby either.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Ryan's Cool Team picked up projected top-two players (Rob Gronkowski, Buffalo, and Mason Crosby).
The coach of Ryan's Cool Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Tony Romo) and second-drafted QB (Sam Bradford) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Ryan's Cool Team minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 17 picks.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the Ryan's Cool Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Ryan's Cool Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Le'Veon Bell and Rob Gronkowski) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
There's a Limited Number of First-Round Talents
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
But Le'Veon Bell is definitely one of them. Ryan's Cool Team knows that it should be all-systems-go when Bell returns to action in Week 4.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 2, Pick 14
Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
191 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 27
Jeffery ranks eighth in the The Crow's Nest League among wideouts with 191 projected fantasy points.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 4, Pick 34
How free will Mike Evans get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,244 receiving yards this year.
Rarely Seen in the Wild
- Joseph Randle, RB
- Round 5, Pick 47
With 1,097 projected yards on the ground, Joseph Randle is an elusive three-down back.
If Ryan's Cool Team is interested in making a roster move, QB is one area they could improve.
- Marcus Mariota
- Rank 134, ADP 121
- Andy Dalton
- Rank 135, ADP 125
- Jameis Winston
- Rank 148, ADP 123
- Derek Carr
- Rank 154, ADP 120
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..."