riley's Team Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish Sixth, riley's Team Has an Average Squad

Draft Summary

Mediocrity isn't for everyone riley's Team, so feel proud. Ok, maybe it is. But hey, you showed up, and that's the important thing. After this average draft performance, riley's Team is projected to go 7-7-0 (1,521 points) and finish sixth in Yahoo Public 602317 League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Peyton Manning (43rd overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (3rd) and DeMarco Murray (18th), and WRs Randall Cobb (23rd) and Kelvin Benjamin (38th). They have one of the lowest-scoring tandems of QBs in the league, as they added Manning and Carson Palmer.

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riley's Team should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 7. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the weakest schedules. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, riley's Team also has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Sky's the Limit

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, riley's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Team of Champions

    riley's Team 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 (DeMarco Murray, Randall Cobb, and Peyton Manning).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    riley's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Carson Palmer, riley's Team pounced on him at pick No. 138.

  • He Can Catch, Too

    C.J. Spiller is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks second among RBs with 563 projected receiving yards.

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 602317 League, riley's Team may have found a gem in Jarvis Landry. Including his 1,224 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,131 all-purpose yards.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Eddie Lacy Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. riley's Team should be in decent shape if Lacy gets his 318 projected touches this year.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18

    riley's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Eddie Lacy and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Yahoo Public 602317 League overlooked a gem, and riley's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Randall Cobb.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Keen on Kelvin

    Benjamin was one of three rookie WRs to reach the 1,000-yard mark last year, joining Beckham (1,305) and Evans (1,051). He led all rookies with 145 total targets in 2014.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 43
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and fifth in passing yards.

Best Available

There are three positions that riley's Team could look to improve, including TE and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 163, ADP 130
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 165, ADP 128
    • Robert Griffin III
    • Rank 126, ADP 127
    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 135, ADP 125
  • 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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riley's Team
1. (3) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (18) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
3. (23) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
4. (38) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
5. (43) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
6. (58) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
7. (63) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)
8. (78) Connor Barth (TB - K)
9. (83) New England (NE - DEF)
10. (98) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
11. (103) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
12. (118) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
13. (123) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
14. (138) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
15. (143) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
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