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.
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.
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.
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.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Pittsburgh was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move, Ben's Glorious Team.
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
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.
A Nose for the End Zone
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
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.
Effective, Efficient, and Elite
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.
Wait For It
- L. Murray, RB
- Round 5, Pick 42
Ben's Glorious Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fifth round to snag their "lead back" (Latavius Murray).
Was Golden Tate Worth it at Pick No. 59?
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 6, Pick 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.
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 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..."