Isiah Thompson holds the slowest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine in the last decade with a mark of 6.02 seconds. That's still faster than this start to the season will be for Richardo's Team, which is projected to finish second in Yahoo Public 795587 League with a record of 10-4-0 (1,617 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (26th overall), RB David Johnson (6th), WR Amari Cooper (35th), and TE Greg Olsen (46th) within the first five rounds. They also have one of the most prolific groups of RBs in the league, as they added Johnson, Le'Veon Bell, Rashad Jennings, and Matt Jones to their roster.
Richardo's Team should use Week 9 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. Looking at the season as a whole, they have an easier-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Richardo's Team.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Richardo's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Richardo's Team grabbed a sleeper in Corey Coleman with pick No. 146.
Pittsburgh's back-up made the most of his opportunity to start last year, and when the dust had settled on the 2015 season, only one RB (Devonta Freeman) appeared on more first-place rosters than DeAngelo.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Kirk Cousins likes to score quickly, ranking fifth among NFL QBs with 4.3 TDs over 40 yards.
David Johnson Doesn't Read the Playbook
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
The playbook reads him. Richardo's Team should be in decent shape if Johnson gets his 313 projected touches this year.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Richardo's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell before targeting other positions.
Richardo's Team's Stud Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 26
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 317 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 46
Greg Olsen was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
- Donte Moncrief, WR
- Round 6, Pick 55
With their sixth-round pick, Richardo's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Donte Moncrief at pick number 55 despite an ADP of just 69.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Richardo's Team has one subpar position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.
- Sammie Coates
- Rank 119, ADP 132
- Markus Wheaton
- Rank 124, ADP 122
- Mohamed Sanu
- Rank 127, ADP 132
- Devin Funchess
- Rank 128, ADP 127
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..."