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.
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.
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.
Jordan Matthews and Kenny Britt are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Beats by Ray.
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.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
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.
257 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 27
Jeffery ranks eighth in the Stampede Blue League 3 League among wideouts with 257 projected fantasy points.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 6, Pick 70
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.
The Heist Is On
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 7, Pick 75
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).
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 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..."