Entering the draft with the second overall pick, the expectations were high for no fear for beer!!. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre sixth-place finish in league of greatness League at 7-6-0 (1,716 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Matt Ryan (42nd overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (2nd) and Maurice Jones-Drew (39th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (19th) and Antonio Brown (22nd). They put together an above-average group of WRs, as they added Brown, Nelson, Julian Edelman, and Brian Hartline.
While no fear for beer!! is expected to be weak across three positions, QB is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, no fear for beer!! has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the weakest schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, no fear for beer!! has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
A Talented Trio
no fear for beer!! has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (RB, TE, and K).
no fear for beer!! knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Team of Champions
no fear for beer!! is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Jamaal Charles, Jordy Nelson, and Antonio Brown.
Defense Wins Championships?
no fear for beer!! chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
no fear for beer!! nabbed a sleeper in Andrew Hawkins with pick No. 202.
With four steals in the first 13 rounds (including Stephen Gostkowski, Julian Edelman, and Jason Witten), no fear for beer!! made some shrewd moves.
2014 Could be More of the Same
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Owners who took a chance on Charles last season were rewarded handsomely, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.
168 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Nelson ranks ninth in the league of greatness League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 95 projected catches rank fourth in the league.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- M. Jones-Drew, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Maurice Jones-Drew was the weakest value pick of the round.
no fear for beer!!'s Stud Signal-Caller
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 5, Pick 42
Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 364 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.
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..."