Frennzables Draft Report Card

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Slated for a Ninth-Place Finish, Frennzables Can Make the Playoffs if They Just Replace Most of the Team

Draft Summary

What's important Frennzables is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. Frennzables is expected to finish ninth in Ars Technica #1 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,559 points). With their first five picks, Frennzables aimed for balance, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (44th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (5th) and Ameer Abdullah (53rd), and WRs A.J. Green (20th) and DeAndre Hopkins (29th). They put together one of the bottom duos of QBs in the league, as they added Roethlisberger and Andy Dalton.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Frennzables should use Week 11 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Frennzables has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    Frennzables knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Insider Trading?

    Andy Dalton is owned in only 7% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Frennzables has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 313 touches, Le'Veon Bell is projected to rank fifth in the NFL in that category. How touching, Frennzables.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    171 Reasons for Frennzables to Appreciate A.J. Green

    Green ranks 10th in the Ars Technica #1 League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of DeAndre Hopkins had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    Steel-town Signal-Caller

    Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.

    • Ameer Abdullah, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time Frennzables took Ameer Abdullah WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Abdullah was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Frennzables, QB and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Jameis Winston
    • Rank 148, ADP 123
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 165, ADP 119
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 150, ADP 129
    • Larry Donnell
    • Rank 153, ADP 133
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Frennzables
1. (5) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (20) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (29) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
4. (44) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
5. (53) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
6. (68) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
7. (77) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)
8. (92) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (101) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
10. (116) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
11. (125) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
12. (140) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
13. (149) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
14. (164) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
15. (173) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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