Maybe Earl Campbell was out partying with Gronk and autodrafted? Hopefully that's their excuse as they are projected to finish eighth in RISE UP League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,022 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), Brandin Cooks (third round), and Jarvis Landry (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for Earl Campbell to have a good season, as they are one of the top groups of WRs in the league.
Earl Campbell used their only keeper spot to hold on to A.J. Green (11.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Earl Campbell (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Corresponding with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Earl Campbell also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Up, Up, and Away
With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Earl Campbell hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Close to the Vest
Earl Campbell was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Earl Campbell will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Dwayne Allen) and only DEF (Oakland) will both be idle that week.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Earl Campbell chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Earl Campbell got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
A Dominating Pair
Earl Campbell has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Doug Martin and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
117 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 4
Green ranks sixth in the RISE UP League among WRs with 117 projected fantasy points.
Doug Martin Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
The playbook reads him. Earl Campbell should be in decent shape if Martin gets his 298 projected touches this year.
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 4, Pick 37
Earl Campbell may have found a gem in the fourth round, grabbing Jamaal Charles (37th overall pick vs. ADP of 22.4).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 5, Pick 44
The rest of RISE UP League overlooked a gem, and Earl Campbell made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jarvis Landry.
Was Jonathan Stewart the Best Choice at Pick No. 57?
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 6, Pick 57
Earl Campbell apparently thinks so. The Panthers' RB is projected to net 105 points this year, after putting up 91 last season.
There are three positions that Earl Campbell could look to improve, including TE and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Jimmy Graham
- Rank 135, ADP 121
- Zach Miller
- Rank 140, ADP 136
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 128, ADP 130
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 132
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..."