Touchdown Judas Draft Report Card

C
Grade

Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Touchdown Judas Hopefully Isn't Playing for Money

Draft Summary

Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking eighth overall, Touchdown Judas is projected to land in 10th place in Ars Technica #1 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,553 points). They loaded up on running backs early and often, using four of their first seven picks to snatch up RBs Chris Ivory (fourth round), LeGarrette Blount (fifth round), Todd Gurley (sixth round) and Isaiah Crowell (seventh round). Even so, they ended up with the lowest-scoring RB tandem in the league.

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

Schedule

Touchdown Judas should use Week 7 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the toughest schedules. In addition to having the second-most taxing overall schedule, Touchdown Judas also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • TE or Bust

    TE is the only stronger-than-average position group for Touchdown Judas.

  • Next Year, Just Show Up On Time

    The coach of Touchdown Judas 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.

  • Sky's the Limit

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Touchdown Judas hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Touchdown Judas 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. 12).

  • Starting Slowly

    Touchdown Judas got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Touchdown Judas has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Randall Cobb) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    ri-Gronk-ulous

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, no Tight End appeared on first-place rosters more often than Rob Gronkowski last year.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    The Alchemist

    Touchdown Judas chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.

    • Chris Ivory, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    How Rebellious of You

    Touchdown Judas said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Chris Ivory).

    • L. Blount, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 56
    Paydirt Found

    LeGarrette Blount is expected to finish 10th in the NFL in rushing TDs with 7.8.

    • Isaiah Crowell, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 80
    Was the 80th Pick the Right Time for Isaiah Crowell?

    Touchdown Judas apparently believes it is. The Browns' running back is projected to net 135 points this year, after putting up 113 last year.

Best Available

Touchdown Judas has five positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with K being the most immediate need.

    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 240, ADP 136
    • Mike Nugent
    • Rank 242, ADP 130
    • Graham Gano
    • Rank 243, ADP 129
    • Nick Novak
    • Rank 247, ADP 131
  • 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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Touchdown Judas
1. (8) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (17) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
3. (32) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (41) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
5. (56) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
6. (65) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
7. (80) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
8. (89) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
9. (104) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
10. (113) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
11. (128) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
12. (137) Brian Quick (StL - WR)
13. (152) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
14. (161) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
15. (176) Brandon McManus (Den - K)
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