For some the 12th overall pick is a challenge, for others it's a blessing, but for Kessler's CTE Scans it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Kessler's CTE Scans, resulting in their projected 4-10-0 record (1,859 points) and 11th-place finish in DFL-SBN League. They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (37th overall), RBs Kareem Hunt (36th) and Thomas Rawls (60th), and WRs A.J. Green (12th) and Michael Thomas (13th). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Hunt, Duke Johnson Jr., Rawls, and Jeremy Hill.
Kessler's CTE Scans should use Week 9 to think about anything other than fantasy football, like, based on principal, should vegetarians be allowed to eat animal crackers? They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-normal schedule. Kessler's CTE Scans has the opportunity to close on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, the opening stretch of first four games is expected to be tougher than average, so a slow start is possible.
The fantasy hopes of Kessler's CTE Scans rest heavily on the fortunes of Hue Jackson's crew, as they loaded up with four Browns on their roster.
Good Luck With That One!
Kessler's CTE Scans will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Jarvis Landry), fourth- (Tyrell Williams), and fifth-ranked (Rishard Matthews) wideouts.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Kessler's CTE Scans will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Hunter Henry), only K (Zane Gonzalez), and only DEF (Cleveland) will all be on bye that week.
Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Kessler's CTE Scans, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Duke Johnson Jr.) and third-ranked (Thomas Rawls) RBs is significant.
Kessler's CTE Scans is loaded at QB, but TE isn't too shabby, either.
Up, Up, and Away
With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Kessler's CTE Scans hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Kessler's CTE Scans Gets Groovy With Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 12
A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.
Just Heave it to Michael Thomas
- Michael Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Thomas ranks 10th in the DFL-SBN League among WRs with 272 projected fantasy points.
Wait For It
- Kareem Hunt, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
Kessler's CTE Scans held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Kareem Hunt).
A High-Volume Passer
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 4, Pick 37
Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- Thomas Rawls, RB
- Round 5, Pick 60
With their fifth-round pick, Kessler's CTE Scans pulled the trigger. They took Thomas Rawls at pick number 60 despite an ADP of just 119.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With four subpar positions on Kessler's CTE Scans, DEF and K are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 208, ADP 146
- Tampa Bay Defense
- Rank 218, ADP 131
- Brandon McManus
- Rank 203, ADP 125
- Chandler Catanzaro
- Rank 227, ADP 130
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.
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