Belgrade Beer Drinkers (ID# 285420)

Riddle's Rampage Draft Report Card

C+
Grade

Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Riddle's Rampage Can Expect to Finish Last

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Riddle's Rampage. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected eighth-place finish in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League at 5-9-0 (1,399 points).

Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

Keeper Summary

Riddle's Rampage took advantage of nine of their 12 keeper slots, focusing on roster balance. They chose to hold on to a QB (Robert Griffin III, 63 ADP), RB (Adrian Peterson, 3.2 ADP), WR (Percy Harvin, 43.6 ADP), and TE (Julius Thomas, 33.2 ADP) as their five highest-ranked keepers. From an ADP perspective, their second-ranked keeper (Julius Thomas) is less valuable than a third-round draft choice. Overall, the keepers on Riddle's Rampage are projected to be clearly less productive (by 12.4%) than the draft picks they replaced.

Schedule

While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Riddle's Rampage (five), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the most difficult slates. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Riddle's Rampage has the league's toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Riddle's Rampage, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Maurice Jones-Drew) and fourth-ranked (Devonta Freeman) RBs.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Riddle's Rampage might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Robert Griffin III) and second-drafted QB (Jay Cutler) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Riddle's Rampage roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • Beginning with a Bang

    Riddle's Rampage got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Biggest Steal

    Riddle's Rampage may have found a gem in the 10th round, grabbing T.Y. Hilton (94th overall pick vs. ADP of 57.6).

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Roy Helu Jr. at pick 154 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Helu Jr. is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,642 all-purpose yards.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Raising Trophies?

    Winning the championship for dummies: Step 1, create team. Step 2, draft Julius Thomas. He was the 10th-most-owned player by championship teams last season.

    • Percy Harvin, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    171 Excuses to Cheer for Percy Harvin

    Harvin ranks eighth in the Belgrade Beer Drinkers League among wideouts with 171 projected fantasy points.

    • R. Griffin III, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 34
    Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 584 projected rushing yards, Robert Griffin III can channel his inner Vick to help Riddle's Rampage this year.

    • Jay Cutler, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time Riddle's Rampage took Jay Cutler WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Cutler was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on Riddle's Rampage, DEF and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Detroit Defense
    • Rank 174, ADP 88
    • Buffalo Defense
    • Rank 221, ADP 139
    • Terrance West
    • Rank 107, ADP 121
    • LeGarrette Blount
    • Rank 113, ADP 123
  • 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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Riddle's Rampage
1. (4) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (14) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
3. (24) Percy Harvin (Sea - WR)
4. (34) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
5. (44) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
6. (54) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
7. (64) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
8. (74) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
9. (84) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
10. (94) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
11. (104) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
12. (114) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
13. (124) Denver (Den - DEF)
14. (134) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
15. (144) Brandon Pettigrew (Det - TE)
16. (154) Roy Helu Jr. (Was - RB)
17. (164) Ben Tate (Cle - RB)
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