Roanoke Rail Gang wasn't able to overcome a poor draft position (sixth overall), and that will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in eighth place in BNFL League. With the roster as is, they are expected to finish 6-8-0 (1,897 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (6th overall), RB Montee Ball (15th), WR Wes Welker (35th), and TE Jordan Cameron (46th) within the first five rounds. They built the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they added Cordarrelle Patterson, Michael Floyd, Welker, and Anquan Boldin.
Roanoke Rail Gang can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a softer-than-average slate. Roanoke Rail Gang has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Best Days are Behind Them?
With four players projected to score significantly fewer points this season, Roanoke Rail Gang will be hoping the experts are wrong.
Drink Plenty of Milk
With an average of 7.7 years of NFL experience, Roanoke Rail Gang has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.
Checked Out Early
Roanoke Rail Gang didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Roanoke Rail Gang has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and Knowshon Moreno) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 664 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Roanoke Rail Gang this year.
Tony Gonzalez is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Roanoke Rail Gang has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 6
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,089).
Does Montee Ball Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Montee Ball, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Ball is ranked 10th in the league with 1,494 all-purpose yards.
Earning His Keep
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
With 8.5 rushing TDs and 1,147 rushing yards, Alfred Morris is projected to finish eighth and fifth in the NFL in those categories, respectively.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Jordan Cameron, TE
- Round 5, Pick 46
The rest of BNFL League overlooked a gem, and Roanoke Rail Gang made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jordan Cameron.
Was Michael Floyd Worth it at Pick No. 55?
- Michael Floyd, WR
- Round 6, Pick 55
Roanoke Rail Gang sure hopes so. The Cardinals' WR is projected to net 243 points this year, after putting up 225 last season.
While Roanoke Rail Gang is projected to have four subpar positions, TE is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 137, ADP 133
- Heath Miller
- Rank 160, ADP 134
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 163, ADP 137
- Tim Wright
- Rank 174, ADP 139
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..."