Despite selecting with the second overall pick, Ryan's Star Team couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish third in Family Fantasy FB League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,825 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (15th overall), RB Todd Gurley (7th), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (2nd), and TE Jordan Reed (18th) within the first five rounds. They also have the highest-scoring RB tandem in the league, as they added David Johnson and Gurley.
Ryan's Star Team should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average schedule.
Good Luck With That One!
Ryan's Star Team will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Keenan Allen), fourth- (T.Y. Hilton), and fifth-ranked (Demaryius Thomas) wideouts.
RB is the strongest position for Ryan's Star Team, but QB and WR are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
The coach of Ryan's Star Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Aaron Rodgers) and second-drafted QB (Andrew Luck) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Ryan's Star Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.
Team of Champions?
Ryan's Star Team 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: Odell Beckham Jr., Todd Gurley, and Doug Martin.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Ryan's Star Team got a steal in snatching Doug Martin in the ninth round (34th overall pick vs. ADP of 22.2).
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,527 all-purpose yards.
Feed The Beast
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 2, Pick 7
Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 342 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.
David Johnson Doesn't Read the Playbook
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 10
The playbook reads him. Ryan's Star Team should be in decent shape if Johnson gets his 313 projected touches this year.
Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 4, Pick 15
With 317 projected points, Ryan's Star Team is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 5, Pick 18
Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Ryan's Star Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including K and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Graham Gano
- Rank 213, ADP 84
- Connor Barth
- Rank 215, ADP 87
- Julius Thomas
- Rank 95, ADP 83
- Gary Barnidge
- Rank 100, ADP 98
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..."