Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for Team RAMROD. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected 10th-place finish in Yahoo Public 631214 League at 2-12-0 (1,430 points). They ensured WR depth would be a non-issue, as they have four WRs on the roster. However, production might be the problem. Their receivers are projected to average 124 points this year, fewer than the league average of 144. They also built the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Julian Edelman, Michael Floyd, DeSean Jackson, and Pierre Garcon on their team.
Week 9 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Team RAMROD should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Despite having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Team RAMROD actually has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Banking on Big D
The fantasy hopes of Team RAMROD rest heavily on the fortunes of Jerry Jones and crew, as they have four Cowboys on their roster.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Team RAMROD will definitely need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their four WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Julian Edelman, Michael Floyd, DeSean Jackson, and Pierre Garcon) will all be on bye that week.
Like 10,000 Spoons When All You Need Is A Knife
Team RAMROD's only above-average positional grouping is K.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Team RAMROD picked up projected top-two players (Russell Wilson, Ezekiel Elliott, and Stephen Gostkowski).
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Team RAMROD is looking for dependable help.
This is the American version, folks. Team RAMROD elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Elliott is Hungry
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 321 touches.
Russell Wilson Likes His Eggs Scrambled
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 2, Pick 16
And a little runny, eh? Wilson is projected to deliver 476 rushing yards, and ranks third among QBs in that category.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 3, Pick 25
Now would be a reasonable time for Team RAMROD to encourage the Yahoo Public 631214 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julian Edelman and his 91 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- S. Gostkowski, K
- Round 4, Pick 36
The rest of Yahoo Public 631214 League overlooked a gem, and Team RAMROD made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Stephen Gostkowski.
Don't Get Too Defensive Over This
- Dallas, DEF
- Round 5, Pick 45
But Team RAMROD drafted Dallas with the 45th pick, even though their ADP is only 120 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Team RAMROD has five positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 148, ADP 138
- Jared Cook
- Rank 150, ADP 135
- Clive Walford
- Rank 160, ADP 129
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..."