ManderQuat FFL (ID# 294018)

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Ben's Glorious Team Draft Report Card

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Antonio Brown
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Dez Bryant
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Brandin Cooks
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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Ben's Glorious Team Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

Vince Lombardi once said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." Ben's Glorious Team might not accept winning, but they'll lose anyway. They are expected to finish ninth in ManderQuat FFL League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,806 points). With this kind of investment in the WR position by Ben's Glorious Team, they can only hope this trio resembles "The Greatest Show on Turf." They used their first three picks to draft Antonio Brown in the first round (2nd overall), Dez Bryant in the second (19th), and Brandin Cooks in the third (22nd). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Ben's Glorious Team should use Week 5 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have five 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 schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Ben's Glorious Team.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Ben's Glorious Team is loaded at WR, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Ben's Glorious Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Dual-Threat Dynamo

    Tyrod Taylor can deliver fantasy glory to Ben's Glorious Team with his arm and his legs. Taylor has 497 projected rushing yards, and ranks second among QBs in that category.

  • Mr. Relevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Pittsburgh was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move, Ben's Glorious Team.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Hands Team

    With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 131 balls this year.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    A Nose for the End Zone

    Projections are high for Dez Bryant. He's expected to hit paydirt 9.7 times, ranking him third in the NFL in receiving TDs. In addition, his 1,299 projected receiving yards put him at seventh in the league.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • L. Murray, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    Wait For It

    Ben's Glorious Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fifth round to snag their "lead back" (Latavius Murray).

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 59
    Was Golden Tate Worth it at Pick No. 59?

    Ben's Glorious Team sure hopes so. The Lions' WR is projected to put up 152 points this year, after getting 119 last season.

Best Available

There are four positions that Ben's Glorious Team could look to upgrade, including K, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 221, ADP 95
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 226, ADP 121
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 228, ADP 136
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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 ADP
    Pick 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 League
        Team     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 Points
    Week

    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..."

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Ben's Glorious Team
1. (2) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (19) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (22) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (39) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (42) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
6. (59) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
7. (62) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
8. (79) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
9. (82) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
10. (99) Connor Barth (Chi - K)
11. (102) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
12. (119) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
13. (122) Tavon Austin (LAR - WR)
14. (139) Justin Forsett (Den - RB)
15. (142) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
16. (159) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)

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