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Ray Finkle Draft Report Card

Antonio Brown
Alshon Jeffery
Cam Newton
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Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Ray Finkle Has a Loaded Roster

Draft Summary

Ray Finkle took the first overall pick and wove it into fantasy gold with an expected finish of third in The League 2016 League. Their 10-3-0 projected record is no joke and opponents will need to pull out all the stops if they hope to knock off Ray Finkle. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Antonio Brown (first round), Alshon Jeffery (second round), and Julian Edelman (fifth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Ray Finkle can have some success. They are the top group of WRs in the league.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Week 8 would be a good opportunity for Ray Finkle to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the least challenging schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Ray Finkle also has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Ray Finkle, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Julian Edelman) and fourth-ranked (DeVante Parker) wideouts.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At four different positions, Ray Finkle picked up projected top-3 players (including Cam Newton, Antonio Brown, and Denver).

  • Sky's the Limit

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

  • A Dominating Pair

    Ray Finkle has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Cam Newton) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Beginning with a Bang

    Ray Finkle got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Ray Finkle chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Steady Steeler

    Brown appeared on more Y! Fantasy playoff rosters than any other wide receiver, and accrued a whopping 193 targets over the course of the 2015 season (second only to Julio Jones, who got 203).

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    228 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the The League 2016 League among WRs with 228 projected fantasy points.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Did Ray Finkle Just Dab?

    Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    How Rebellious of You

    Ray Finkle said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (DeMarco Murray).

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    PPR Superhero

    Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

Best Available

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

    • Theo Riddick
    • Rank 159, ADP 124
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 164, ADP 93
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 167, ADP 116
    • DeAndre Washington
    • Rank 168, ADP 125
  • 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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Ray Finkle
1. (1) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (24) Alshon Jeffery (Phi - WR)
3. (25) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
4. (48) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
5. (49) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
6. (72) Denver (Den - DEF)
7. (73) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
8. (96) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (97) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
10. (120) Dwayne Allen (NE - TE)
11. (121) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
12. (144) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
13. (145) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
14. (168) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
15. (169) Markus Wheaton (Chi - WR)

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