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Funky Monkeys Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Ben Roethlisberger
Le'Veon Bell
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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Funky Monkeys Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

"With the fifth pick in the draft, Funky Monkeys selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fifth), Funky Monkeys is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in The FFL League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,577 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (20th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (29th) and Arian Foster (53rd), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (5th) and Demaryius Thomas (44th). They ended up with one of the top groups of WRs in the league, as they added Beckham Jr., T.Y. Hilton, Thomas, and Kelvin Benjamin.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


Funky Monkeys should use Week 8 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most daunting slates. Along with having the third-most taxing overall schedule, Funky Monkeys has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Because Three Good Wideouts Wouldn't be Enough

    Funky Monkeys drafted four stronger-than-average WRs, even though only two can be started each week.

  • Anyone Else Need a Tight End in The FFL League?

    The trade market may heat up around Week 9, as both Martellus Bennett and Tyler Eifert will be on bye for Funky Monkeys.

  • Positional Fortitude

    Funky Monkeys has four positions that are stronger than league average. While QB, RB, and DEF are projected to be good, WR is the best on Funky Monkeys.

  • Sky's the Limit

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Funky Monkeys hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    Funky Monkeys knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With four steals in the first 10 rounds (including Kelvin Benjamin, T.Y. Hilton, and Le'Veon Bell), Funky Monkeys made some shrewd moves.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Believe in UFOs?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,527 total yards.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Funky Monkeys didn't grab their first RB (Le'Veon Bell) until the third round.

    • M. Bennett, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, Funky Monkeys threw caution to the wind. They took Martellus Bennett at pick number 68 despite an ADP of 120.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 77
    Was the 77th Pick the Right Time for T.Y. Hilton?

    Funky Monkeys apparently believes it is. The Colts' wide receiver is projected to earn 154 points this year, after putting up 142 last year.

Best Available

Funky Monkeys has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (K and TE), but K is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 215, ADP 87
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 221, ADP 95
    • Chris Boswell
    • Rank 223, ADP 105
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 226, ADP 122
  • 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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Funky Monkeys
1. (5) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (20) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
3. (29) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
4. (44) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (53) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
6. (68) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
7. (77) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
8. (92) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
9. (101) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
10. (116) Roberto Aguayo (TB - K)
11. (125) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
12. (140) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
13. (149) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
14. (164) New England (NE - DEF)
15. (173) Greg Zuerlein (LA - K)
16. (188) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)

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