Matthew Kirstein had the unfortunate honor of picking ninth overall. It is unclear whether it was luck or monk-level concentration, but Matthew Kirstein did well and is projected to finish second in Almost defunct Largo League with 1,576 points and a record of 9-3-0. With this kind of investment in the WR position by Matthew Kirstein, they can only hope this trio resembles "The Greatest Show on Turf." They used their first three picks to draft Demaryius Thomas in the first round (9th overall), Dez Bryant in the second (12th), and Keenan Allen in the third (29th). These players will be heavily relied upon by Matthew Kirstein, as they are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.
Matthew Kirstein should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest slates. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Matthew Kirstein.
Good Luck With That One!
Matthew Kirstein will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Keenan Allen), fourth- (Eric Decker), and fifth-ranked (Golden Tate) wideouts.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Matthew Kirstein has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
If other Yahoo! users are right, Matthew Kirstein got a steal in the 10th round, when they selected Stephen Gostkowski (92nd overall pick vs. ADP of 77.3).
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Quintin Demps at pick 112 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Demps is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
The Power of Persuasion
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
Now would be a reasonable time for Matthew Kirstein to encourage the Almost defunct Largo League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 104 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).
240 More Reasons to Appreciate Dez Bryant
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 12
Bryant ranks seventh in the Almost defunct Largo League among WRs with 240 projected fantasy points.
How Rebellious of You
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 4, Pick 32
Matthew Kirstein said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Zac Stacy).
A Big Target for the QB
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 6, Pick 52
Rob Gronkowski ranks second in the Almost defunct Largo League among TEs with 212 projected fantasy points.
If the Defense is Smithers, then Roethlisberger is Mr. Burns
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 7, Pick 69
Ben Roethlisberger likes to burn defenses over the top, ranking fifth among all QBs with 11.4 plays over 40 yards.
QB and RB are projected to be the worst units for Matthew Kirstein.
- Stevan Ridley
- Rank 93, ADP 104
- Danny Woodhead
- Rank 107, ADP 123
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..."