Gerge Costanza claimed he was a great quitter: "It's one of the few things I do well. I come from a long line of quitters. My father was a quitter, my grandfather was a quitter. I was raised to give up." We wonder if KarBenBallin, who's projected to finish in seventh place with a record of 6-7-0 (1,971 points), is cut from that same Costanza cloth? They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Russell Wilson (58th overall), RB Jay Ajayi (10th), WR Alshon Jeffery (39th), and TE Greg Olsen (34th) within the first five rounds. They put together one of the highest-scoring sets of RBs in the league, as they have Ajayi, DeMarco Murray, Tevin Coleman, and Adrian Peterson for their rotation.
KarBenBallin should use Week 10 to think about anything other than fantasy football, like, based on principal, should vegetarians be allowed to eat animal crackers? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. KarBenBallin 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.
RB is the strongest position for KarBenBallin, though TE and K aren't too shabby either.
Close to the Vest
KarBenBallin was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
A Dominating Pair
KarBenBallin has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jay Ajayi and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Darren Sproles is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) KarBenBallin has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Ajayi is Hungry
- Jay Ajayi, RB
- Round 1, Pick 10
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 309 touches.
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
KarBenBallin stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Jay Ajayi and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.
Red Zone Regression
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 3, Pick 34
After eight straight seasons of recording five or more touchdowns, Olsen reeled in just three last year. KarBenBallin expects a return to the norm in 2017.
Tuck It And Run
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 5, Pick 58
Wilson is projected to deliver 436 rushing yards, and ranks third among QBs in that category.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- DeVante Parker, WR
- Round 6, Pick 63
They grabbed DeVante Parker with the 63rd pick, even though his ADP is only 94.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With three below-average positions on KarBenBallin, DEF and QB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Carolina Defense
- Rank 161, ADP 106
- Los Angeles Defense
- Rank 177, ADP 126
- Sam Bradford
- Rank 164, ADP 124
- Blake Bortles
- Rank 192, ADP 134
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..."