Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of BenB's Unreal Team for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish sixth in Yahoo Public 795587 League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 7-7-0 (1,549 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Russell Wilson (43rd overall), RBs Devonta Freeman (23rd) and Carlos Hyde (38th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (3rd) and Brandin Cooks (18th). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Freeman, Hyde, Melvin Gordon, and Derrick Henry.
Week 5 might require some artful managing from BenB's Unreal Team, as their top two projected scorers (Russell Wilson and Blake Bortles) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least difficult slates. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, BenB's Unreal Team also has the softest last four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 5, BenB's Unreal Team will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Russell Wilson and Blake Bortles will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
I Keep Getting Older
And they stay the same age. BenB's Unreal Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4 years of NFL experience.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, BenB's Unreal Team is looking for dependable help.
A Pair of Proven Winners
BenB's Unreal Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Devonta Freeman) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Derrick Henry, BenB's Unreal Team pounced on him at pick No. 143.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,527 all-purpose yards.
How Rebellious of You
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 3, Pick 23
BenB's Unreal Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Devonta Freeman).
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
With 292 touches, Carlos Hyde is projected to rank ninth in the NFL in that category. How touching, BenB's Unreal Team.
Effective, Efficient, and Elite
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 5, Pick 43
Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.
Was Jeremy Maclin the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 58?
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 6, Pick 58
BenB's Unreal Team apparently thinks so. The Chiefs' wideout is projected to earn 147 points this year, after putting up 156 last year.
BenB's Unreal Team could potentially upgrade TE and RB, but TE is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 148, ADP 138
- Jordan Cameron
- Rank 154, ADP 135
- Clive Walford
- Rank 160, ADP 130
- Charles Clay
- Rank 164, ADP 133
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..."