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Ben's Brilliant Team Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Rob Gronkowski
Devonta Freeman
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Despite Some Early Steals, Ben's Brilliant Team Has a Roster that Reeks of Mediocrity

Draft Summary

While the Ben's Brilliant Team roster doesn't exactly scream playoffs, it's a roster that can be improved with some wheeling and dealing. As of now, they are projected to finish fifth in slowskis League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,614 points). They ensured WR depth would be a non-issue, as they have seven WRs on the roster. However, production might be the problem. Their receivers are projected to average 124 points this year, fewer than the league average of 142. They also landed the highest-scoring TE tandem in the league, as they added Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed.

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Week 10 could be a frustrating one for Ben's Brilliant Team, as their top two projected scorers (Andrew Luck and Derek Carr) will be relaxing at home that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most challenging slates. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Ben's Brilliant Team has the league's toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Ben's Brilliant Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed will be on bye.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Ben's Brilliant Team picked up projected top-two players (Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones, and Jordan Reed).

  • Losing Focus

    Ben's Brilliant Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.

  • Youthful Exuberance

    With an average of just 4.5 years of NFL experience, Ben's Brilliant Team has assembled the youngest team in the league.

  • TE or Bust

    TE is the only above-average position group for Ben's Brilliant Team.

  • Top Heavy

    The top half of the Ben's Brilliant Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Just Heave it to Julio

    The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 18
    Wait For It

    Ben's Brilliant Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Devonta Freeman).

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 34
    PPR Superhero

    Jordan Reed is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 89 projected catches rank 10th in the league.

    • Derek Carr, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 47
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Derek Carr has an ADP of only 116 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 47th overall pick.

Best Available

With five subpar positions on Ben's Brilliant Team, K and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 204, ADP 88
    • Blair Walsh
    • Rank 209, ADP 92
    • Jordan Matthews
    • Rank 53, ADP 68
    • Sterling Shepard
    • Rank 82, ADP 103
  • 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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Ben's Brilliant Team
1. (2) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (15) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (18) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
4. (31) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
5. (34) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
6. (47) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
7. (50) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
8. (63) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
9. (66) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
10. (79) Houston (Hou - DEF)
11. (82) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
12. (95) Braxton Miller (Hou - WR)
13. (98) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
14. (111) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
15. (114) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
16. (127) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
17. (130) Eli Rogers (Pit - WR)
18. (143) Robert Griffin III (Cle - QB)

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