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Red Rifle's 2A right Draft Report Card

Ben Roethlisberger
Rob Gronkowski
Lamar Miller
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Despite Some Early Steals, Red Rifle's 2A right Isn't Anything to Fear

Draft Summary

Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of Red Rifle's 2A right for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish sixth in Who Cares? League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 6-8-0 (1,576 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (5th overall), RB Lamar Miller (25th), WR Randall Cobb (36th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (16th) within the first five rounds. They also landed the most prolific TE combo in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Eric Ebron.

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Keeper Summary

Red Rifle's 2A right made use of one of their three keeper spots to hold on to Ben Roethlisberger (44 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


Red Rifle's 2A right should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Red Rifle's 2A right has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Good Luck With That One!

    Red Rifle's 2A right will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Donte Moncrief), fourth- (Michael Floyd), and fifth-ranked (Emmanuel Sanders) wideouts.

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Red Rifle's 2A right are TE, DEF, and K.

  • Close to the Vest

    Red Rifle's 2A right was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 17 picks.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Red Rifle's 2A right will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only K (Cairo Santos) and only DEF (Kansas City) will both be on bye that week.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Red Rifle's 2A right roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • A Dominating Pair

    Red Rifle's 2A right has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Carson Palmer) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

    By taking Ben Roethlisberger with the fifth overall pick, Red Rifle's 2A right should have shown more patience. According to the signal-caller's ADP of only 44 across all Yahoo! leagues, he could've been chosen later. TLC would disapprove.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    A Threat in the Modern Age, Similar to "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 167 projected fantasy points.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Who Cares? League overlooked a gem, and Red Rifle's 2A right made the highest value pick of the round by taking Lamar Miller.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Randall Cobb was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    The Alchemist

    Red Rifle's 2A right chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.

Best Available

Red Rifle's 2A right has one subpar position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Sammie Coates
    • Rank 119, ADP 132
    • Mohamed Sanu
    • Rank 127, ADP 132
    • Michael Thomas
    • Rank 129, ADP 126
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 130, ADP 135
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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Red Rifle's 2A right
1. (5) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
2. (16) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (25) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
4. (36) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
5. (45) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
6. (56) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
7. (65) Michael Floyd (NE - WR)
8. (76) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
9. (85) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
10. (96) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
11. (105) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
12. (116) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
13. (125) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
14. (136) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
15. (145) Bruce Ellington (SF - WR)
16. (156) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
17. (165) Cairo Santos (KC - K)

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