Did you know that Ohio is the only state that doesn't share a letter with the word "mackerel"? We'd like to point out that "wins" is another such word, which is relevant here as they'll be evading The Raging Throners all season. The team is projected to finish sixth in The Non-Tim's SCN League at 5-8-0 (2,132 points). They believe QB is not only the most important position in real life, but also in fantasy, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Aaron Rodgers (first round) and Ben Roethlisberger (fourth round). They put together one of the highest-scoring sets of WRs in the league, as they added Jordy Nelson, Terrelle Pryor Sr., Jarvis Landry, and Donte Moncrief.
The Raging Throners should use Week 9 to ponder life's deeper mysteries, like if someone claims "I always lie" then is that person lying or telling the truth? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest slates. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for The Raging Throners.
With four better-than-average positions on The Raging Throners, QB and WR are projected as especially strong units.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and The Raging Throners may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
The Raging Throners will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Kyle Rudolph) and only K (Chris Boswell) will both be off that week.
The Raging Throners hedged their bets by scooping up Darren McFadden in the 12th round to back up Ezekiel Elliott, his Cowboys teammate (a third-round selection).
Team of Winners
The Raging Throners is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, and Ezekiel Elliott).
Low Floor, High Ceiling?
The Raging Throners grabbed a sleeper in Kevin White with pick No. 121.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Rodgers was the only quarterback to pass for 40 touchdowns last season, and among QBs, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Jordy Nelson returned to form last year after missing all of 2015. The Packers wideout led the league in red zone targets, and only Mike Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters last season.
Wait For It
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 3, Pick 21
The Raging Throners held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Ezekiel Elliott).
Thanks for Pointing That Out, Terry
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 4, Pick 40
Terry Bradshaw once said, “I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." The Raging Throners hopes that drafting Ben Roethlisberger and his 29.9 projected passing TDs was a wise choice.
A Bit of a Reach
- Kareem Hunt, RB
- Round 6, Pick 60
The Raging Throners went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Kareem Hunt has an ADP of 106, but he was grabbed at pick No. 60. Patience is a virtue, The Raging Throners.
The Raging Throners 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.
- Spencer Ware
- Rank 90, ADP 61
- Thomas Rawls
- Rank 106, ADP 120
- Duke Johnson Jr.
- Rank 109, ADP 126
- Jeremy Hill
- Rank 111, ADP 115
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..."