While this draft by ryan's Team didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected sixth-place finish in Yahoo Public 762156 League at 6-8-0 (1,322 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on A.J. Green (first round), Julio Jones (third round), and Andre Johnson (fourth round). They landed the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Arian Foster, Ray Rice, and Maurice Jones-Drew.
ryan's Team can chalk up Week 10 as a big fat L. 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 more-challenging-than-average slate. ryan's Team has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Kelvin Benjamin, ryan's Team pounced on him at pick No. 126.
181 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
Green ranks sixth in the Yahoo Public 762156 League among wideouts with 181 projected fantasy points.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
The rest of Yahoo Public 762156 League overlooked a gem, and ryan's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Julio Jones.
The Power of Persuasion
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 35
Now would be a reasonable time for ryan's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 762156 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Andre Johnson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).
A Sizable Target in the Red Zone
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 5, Pick 46
With 6.6 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.
ryan's Team's Stud Signal-Caller
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 6, Pick 55
Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 304 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.
With four subpar positions on ryan's Team, RB and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Stevan Ridley
- Rank 72, ADP 96
- Ben Tate
- Rank 80, ADP 99
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 154, ADP 138
- Tim Wright
- Rank 169, 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..."