Olson/Donoghue Football League (ID# 107415)

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Tebows last Prayer Draft Report Card

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Ezekiel Elliott
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Eddie Lacy
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Jordy Nelson
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With Too Many Reaches Early, Tebows last Prayer Needs to get to Work

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Tebows last Prayer. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected ninth-place finish in Olson/Donoghue Football League at 3-10-1 (1,303 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Philip Rivers (37th overall), RB Ezekiel Elliott (4th), WR Jordy Nelson (24th), and TE Antonio Gates (44th) within the first five rounds. They also built the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Allen Hurns, and Josh Gordon for their rotation.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?

Keeper Summary

Tebows last Prayer decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.

Schedule

Whether by good luck or clever drafting strategy, Tebows last Prayer has staggered their bye weeks very well. There will be no occasions this year when more than two drafted players sit out during the same week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most difficult slates. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Tebows last Prayer.

Draft Notes

  • Not Something to Brag About

    K is the only above-average position on Tebows last Prayer.

  • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

    It appears that Tebows last Prayer enjoys gambling, as they took chances on six "high-risk" picks.

  • San Diego Chargers Fan?

    Tebows last Prayer reached twice to draft a San Diego Chargers player.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 5.4 years).

  • Batman Needs Robin

    And Ezekiel Elliott needs Alfred Morris. Tebows last Prayer hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their first-round and 14th-round selections.

  • Sustained Mediocrity

    Tebows last Prayer accumulated the fewest projected points in the first half of the draft, and didn't exactly right the ship, grabbing the fewest points in the draft's second half, as well.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Tebows last Prayer should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 296 projected touches this year.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Old Fashioned

    Tebows last Prayer stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Ezekiel Elliott and Eddie Lacy before targeting other positions.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    The Alchemist

    Tebows last Prayer chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • Philip Rivers, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Arm Cannon

    Tebows last Prayer chose one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Philip Rivers. Among NFL QBs, he's forecasted to rank fifth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

    • Antonio Gates, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Antonio Gates on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."

Best Available

With five subpar positions on Tebows last Prayer, WR and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • DeVante Parker
    • Rank 86, ADP 90
    • Travis Benjamin
    • Rank 98, ADP 118
    • Danny Woodhead
    • Rank 95, ADP 117
    • Ameer Abdullah
    • Rank 102, ADP 115
  • 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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Tebows last Prayer
1. (4) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (17) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
3. (24) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (37) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
5. (44) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
6. (57) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
7. (64) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
8. (77) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
9. (84) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
10. (97) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
11. (104) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
12. (117) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
13. (124) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
14. (137) Alfred Morris (Dal - RB)

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