Veni Vidi Vici! Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquered", this perfectly describes the drafting tactics of Three Eyed Ravens, who yielded a projected second-place finish (9-5-0, 1,556 points) in The Year of Ricky's Downfall League. With their first five picks, Three Eyed Ravens focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Andrew Luck (1st overall), RBs Lamar Miller (32nd) and Mark Ingram (33rd), and WRs Randall Cobb (16th) and Julio Jones (17th). They ended up with the best WR duo in the league, as they added Jones and Cobb to their fantasy roster.
Week 10 could be a frustrating one for Three Eyed Ravens, as their top two projected scorers (Andrew Luck and Julio Jones) will have a bye week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a softer-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Three Eyed Ravens has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Good Luck With That One!
Three Eyed Ravens will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Jeremy Maclin), fourth- (Vincent Jackson), and fifth-ranked (Jarvis Landry) wideouts.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With seven "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Three Eyed Ravens is looking for dependable help.
Team of Champions
Three Eyed Ravens is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Andrew Luck, Randall Cobb, and Jeremy Maclin).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Three Eyed Ravens grabbed a sleeper in Vernon Davis with pick No. 112.
Taking a Chance
With their ninth-round pick, Three Eyed Ravens threw caution to the wind. They took Matt Bryant at pick number 65 despite an ADP of 129.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in The Year of Ricky's Downfall League, Three Eyed Ravens may have found a gem in Jarvis Landry. Including his 1,224 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,152 all-purpose yards.
Three Eyed Ravens Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 1, Pick 1
A bargain at his ADP last year, Andrew Luck was owned on more playoff rosters and championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other QB.
185 Reasons for Three Eyed Ravens to Appreciate Randall Cobb
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Cobb ranks eighth in the The Year of Ricky's Downfall League among WRs with 185 projected fantasy points.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 3, Pick 17
The rest of The Year of Ricky's Downfall League overlooked a gem, and Three Eyed Ravens made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.
How Rebellious of You
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 4, Pick 32
Three Eyed Ravens said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Lamar Miller).
Public Service Announcement
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 5, Pick 33
Flight technicians beware, Mark Ingram has a knack for breaking the plane. Despite just 926 projected rushing yards, Ingram is slated for 10.9 rushing TDs this year.
RB and DEF are expected to be the worst positions for Three Eyed Ravens and a potential area of need.
- Rashad Jennings
- Rank 67, ADP 99
- Giovani Bernard
- Rank 78, ADP 98
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 207, ADP 114
- Kansas City Defense
- Rank 209, ADP 127
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..."