Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of Ro's roid rangers for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish eighth in Family matters League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 7-6-0 (1,938 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (28th overall), RB David Johnson (4th), WR Brandin Cooks (21st), and TE Greg Olsen (45th) within the first five rounds. They put together one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Johnson, Jonathan Stewart, and T.J. Yeldon to the team.
Ro's roid rangers should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, Ro's roid rangers has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Ro's roid rangers will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only TE (Greg Olsen), only K (Dan Bailey), and only DEF (Dallas) will all be on bye that week.
Close to the Vest
Ro's roid rangers was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.2 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 5 years).
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Ro's roid rangers chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
In terms of projected points, the choice of Jay Cutler was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move, Ro's roid rangers.
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
If Ro's roid rangers had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 314 nickels.
Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 28
With 383 projected points, Ro's roid rangers is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.
All Over the Field
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 4, Pick 45
Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.9) and receiving yards (third with 947).
Was John Brown Worth it at Pick No. 69?
- John Brown, WR
- Round 6, Pick 69
Ro's roid rangers sure hopes so. The Cardinals' WR is projected to get 216 points this year, just a bit better than last season.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- DeSean Jackson, WR
- Round 7, Pick 76
And so was drafting DeSean Jackson, the weakest value of the round.
There are three positions that Ro's roid rangers could look to upgrade, including DEF, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 243, ADP 130
- Washington Defense
- Rank 261, ADP 131
- New York Defense
- Rank 263, ADP 127
- Baltimore Defense
- Rank 272, ADP 123
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..."