The GM of Three Chainz took the second overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish first in BeerDrinkersUnite League with a record of 12-1-0 (2,733 points). They honed in on wide receivers early, using their top three selections to snag Odell Beckham Jr. (2nd overall), Brandon Marshall (19th), and Brandin Cooks (22nd). They also built the highest-scoring QB pair in the league, as they added Ben Roethlisberger and Matthew Stafford.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Three Chainz (four), Week 8 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Three Chainz.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Three Chainz picked up projected top-two players (Ben Roethlisberger, Jordan Reed, and Kansas City).
The coach of Three Chainz might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With eight "low-risk" players among their 17 picks, Three Chainz is looking for dependable help.
Defense Wins Championships?
Three Chainz chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Three Chainz has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Little Aggressive in Flag-Football Leagues?
Former Bronco Karl Mecklenburg once dropped this nugget: “Defensively, I think it's important for us to tackle.” Among LBs in BeerDrinkersUnite League, Luke Kuechly ranks first in projected tackles with 155.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Believe in UFOs?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,527 total yards.
282 Reasons for Three Chainz to Appreciate Brandon Marshall
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Marshall ranks eighth in the BeerDrinkersUnite League among WRs with 282 projected fantasy points.
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 4, Pick 39
Jordan Reed is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 89 projected catches rank 10th in the league.
If it Ain't Broke
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 5, Pick 42
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Three Chainz didn't grab their first RB (Matt Forte) until the fifth round.
The Heist Is On
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 6, Pick 59
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Three Chainz got a steal in snatching Ben Roethlisberger in the sixth round (59th overall pick vs. ADP of 44.2).
TE, the only below-average position on Three Chainz, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
- Zach Miller
- Rank 137, ADP 136
- Jared Cook
- Rank 150, ADP 134
- Jordan Cameron
- Rank 154, ADP 135
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..."