The Scherminator Draft Report Card


Slated for a Third-Place Finish, The Scherminator Can Compete With Anyone

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. The Scherminator put together a quality team and is projected to finish in third-place in Rocklin's Finest League at 8-6-0 (2,165 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs DeMarco Murray (first round), LeSean McCoy (second round), and Latavius Murray (fifth round). They ended up with one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they added Alshon Jeffery, T.Y. Hilton, Amari Cooper, and Eric Decker.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Scherminator has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the softest slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, The Scherminator has the league's second-easiest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Good Problem to Have?

    The Scherminator will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (DeMarco Murray), fourth- (Carlos Hyde), and fifth-ranked (Latavius Murray) RBs.

  • A Talented Trio

    The Scherminator has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (TE, RB, and DEF).

  • Next Year, Just Show Up On Time

    The coach of The Scherminator must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of The Scherminator might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) and second-drafted QB (Cam Newton) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Close to the Vest

    The Scherminator was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

  • Officially Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the The Scherminator roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

Player Analysis

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    DeMarco Da Man

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Running Back (Le'Veon Bell) showed up on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 11

    The Scherminator stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing DeMarco Murray and LeSean McCoy right off the bat.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    260 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the Rocklin's Finest League among WRs with 260 projected fantasy points.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 43
    Derek Carr's New Toy

    And now The Scherminator gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 54
    A Big Target for the QB

    Travis Kelce ranks second in the Rocklin's Finest League among TEs with 193 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on The Scherminator, QB and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Teddy Bridgewater
    • Rank 103, ADP 119
    • Colin Kaepernick
    • Rank 108, ADP 124
    • Pierre Garcon
    • Rank 87, ADP 113
    • Eddie Royal
    • Rank 90, ADP 115
  • 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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The Scherminator
1. (6) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
2. (11) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
3. (22) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (27) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (38) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
6. (43) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
7. (54) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
8. (59) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
9. (70) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
10. (75) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
11. (86) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
12. (91) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
13. (102) Stevie Johnson (SD - WR)
14. (107) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
15. (118) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
16. (123) Cody Parkey (Phi - K)
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