The GM of Robert's Rad Team took the second overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish first in Yahoo Public 795587 League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,602 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Mike Evans (third round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Robert's Rad Team, as they are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.
Robert's Rad Team should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the least difficult schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Robert's Rad Team also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Robert's Rad Team's three best RBs (Mark Ingram, Thomas Rawls, and Chris Ivory) will all be on bye in Week 5.
Robert's Rad Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Eli Manning) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
Robert's Rad Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, 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. 1 in the league with an average of 7.8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 4.4 years).
Team of Winners
Robert's Rad Team 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 (Antonio Brown, Mark Ingram, and Thomas Rawls).
Robert's Rad Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 2, Pick 19
If Robert's Rad Team had a nickel for every time Mark Ingram is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 282 nickels.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Mike Evans is expected to reach paydirt 8.5 times, placing him sixth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
Move Over Marshawn
- Thomas Rawls, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.
Was Travis Kelce Worth it at Pick No. 59?
- Travis Kelce, TE
- Round 6, Pick 59
Robert's Rad Team sure hopes so. The Chiefs' tight end is projected to have 114 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
With three below-average positions on Robert's Rad Team, DEF and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Pittsburgh Defense
- Rank 219, ADP 134
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 253, ADP 129
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 148, ADP 138
- Jordan Cameron
- Rank 154, ADP 135
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..."