Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Ryan's Notable Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected sixth-place finish in Rob Elliott's League at 5-9-0 (2,251 points). With six WRs on the roster, Ryan's Notable Team loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 215 points this season, close to the league average of 224. They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Alshon Jeffery, Randall Cobb, Donte Moncrief, and Kelvin Benjamin for their rotation.
Ryan's Notable Team can write off Week 9 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Ryan's Notable Team.
Like Choosing your Favorite Kardashian
Ryan's Notable Team will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Melvin Gordon), fourth- (Jeremy Langford), and fifth-ranked (LeGarrette Blount) RBs.
Stockpiling Talent at TE
Ryan's Notable Team should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE is definitely the strongest among them.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Ryan's Notable Team will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only K (Robbie Gould) will both be off that week.
A Dominating Pair
Ryan's Notable Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Todd Gurley and Rob Gronkowski) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Ryan's Notable Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Ryan's Notable Team may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Kelvin Benjamin (68th overall pick vs. ADP of 53).
Feed The Beast
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 346 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 2, Pick 13
Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
272 Reasons for Ryan's Notable Team to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 20
Jeffery ranks eighth in the Rob Elliott's League among WRs with 272 projected fantasy points.
Ryan's Notable Team's Stud Signal-Caller
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 6, Pick 45
Ben Roethlisberger is projected to rack up 358 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.
Was Donte Moncrief the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 52?
- Donte Moncrief, WR
- Round 7, Pick 52
Ryan's Notable Team apparently thinks so. The Colts' wideout is projected to put up 220 points this year, after getting 173 last year.
With three subpar positions on Ryan's Notable Team, K and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 221, ADP 95
- Chris Boswell
- Rank 223, ADP 104
- Kevin White
- Rank 106, ADP 109
- Corey Coleman
- Rank 114, ADP 124
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..."