Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for RG-3-PO. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected 12th-place finish in LongDongs League at 1-11-1 (1,371 points).
RG-3-PO made use of all three of their keeper spots. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: Amari Cooper (29 ADP), Jarvis Landry (48.6 ADP), and DeMarco Murray (52 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Amari Cooper) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on RG-3-PO are projected to be clearly less productive (by 17.4%) than the draft picks they replaced.
RG-3-PO might as well plan a vacation for Week 11. 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 the most challenging slate. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, RG-3-PO also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
RG-3-PO may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Ryan Fitzpatrick) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
RG-3-PO was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Chicks Dig the Long Ball
Steven Hauschka is projected to lead the NFL with 4.8 makes from 50+ yards.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Kenjon Barner at pick 161 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Barner is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Jumping on Jarvis:
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
RG-3-PO may see some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
The Heist Is On
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 5, Pick 53
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, RG-3-PO got a steal in snatching Demaryius Thomas in the fifth round (53rd overall pick vs. ADP of 31.1).
A Bit of a Reach
- R. Jennings, RB
- Round 6, Pick 65
RG-3-PO went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Rashad Jennings has an ADP of 110.8, but he was grabbed at pick No. 65. Patience is a virtue, RG-3-PO.
Was Blake Bortles the Best Choice at Pick No. 77?
- Blake Bortles, QB
- Round 7, Pick 77
RG-3-PO apparently thinks so. The Jaguars' signal-caller is projected to earn 309 points this year, after putting up 360 last year.
RG-3-PO has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Kenneth Dixon
- Rank 157, ADP 127
- Jordan Howard
- Rank 159, ADP 129
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 148, ADP 138
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..."