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    Beats by Ray Draft Report Card


    Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Beats by Ray Will Be a Juggernaut

    Draft Summary

    The GM of Beats by Ray took the third overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish second in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,636 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Alshon Jeffery (third round), Pierre Garcon (fourth round), and Roddy White (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Beats by Ray, as they are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.

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


    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Beats by Ray has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Despite having the third-easiest overall schedule, Beats by Ray actually has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Stockpiling Talent at RB

      Beats by Ray should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. RB is definitely the strongest among them.

    • Team of Champions?

      Beats by Ray is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: LeSean McCoy, Zac Stacy, and Alshon Jeffery.

    • Super Sleepers

      Jordan Matthews and Kenny Britt are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Beats by Ray.

    • Mr. Mendoza

      Kenny Britt is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Beats by Ray has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,626 total yards.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 22

      Beats by Ray stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Zac Stacy right off the bat.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      257 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks eighth in the Stampede Blue League 3 League among wideouts with 257 projected fantasy points.

      • Tony Romo, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 70
      Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Beats by Ray drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Tony Romo. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

      • Greg Olsen, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 75
      The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Beats by Ray got a steal in snatching Greg Olsen in the seventh round (75th overall pick vs. ADP of 61.6).

    Best Available

    K and WR are expected to be the worst positions for Beats by Ray and a potential area of need.

      • Dan Carpenter
      • Rank 213, ADP 125
      • Jay Feely
      • Rank 220, ADP 144
      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 130
      • James Jones
      • Rank 137, ADP 129
    • Bye Week Points Lost

      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-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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    Beats by Ray
    1. (3) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (22) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    3. (27) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    4. (46) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    5. (51) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    6. (70) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    7. (75) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    8. (94) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    9. (99) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    10. (118) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    11. (123) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    12. (142) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
    13. (147) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    14. (166) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
    15. (171) Kenny Britt (StL - WR)
    16. (190) Nick Novak (SD - K)
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