Nu Yawkers Draft Report Card

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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Nu Yawkers Will Dominate the League

Draft Summary

Although they got stuck with the 12th overall selection, Nu Yawkers was unfazed, building a roster capable of dominating any team in Ars Technica #1. They're projected to finish with a record of 9-4-0 (1,691 points), placing them second. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (36th overall), RB Jeremy Hill (12th), WR Keenan Allen (60th), and TE Jimmy Graham (37th) within the first five rounds. They landed the top group of RBs in the league, as they added C.J. Anderson, Hill and C.J. Spiller to their roster.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.

Schedule

Nu Yawkers should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the least difficult slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Nu Yawkers also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Positional Fortitude

    Nu Yawkers has five stronger-than-average positions with RB and TE projected to lead the way.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. Nu Yawkers isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.3 years of NFL experience.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Nu Yawkers is looking for dependable help.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

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

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Andre Williams is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Nu Yawkers has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good

    It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU led all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    C.J. Anderson was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    Knowing When to Tuck it in and Run

    He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Nu Yawkers.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Will His Production Drop-Off?

    Nu Yawkers sure hopes not. Though he might not put up Saints-esque numbers, Graham is almost certain to be one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets moving forward.

    • C.J. Spiller, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 61
    A Versatile Combination

    C.J. Spiller can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks second among RBs with 565 projected receiving yards.

Best Available

If Nu Yawkers is looking to make a roster move, WR is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Brandon Coleman
    • Rank 141, ADP 127
    • Dorial Green-Beckham
    • Rank 142, ADP 128
    • Percy Harvin
    • Rank 145, ADP 121
    • Breshad Perriman
    • Rank 149, ADP 126
  • 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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Nu Yawkers
1. (12) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
2. (13) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
3. (36) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
4. (37) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
5. (60) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
6. (61) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
7. (84) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
8. (85) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (108) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
10. (109) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
11. (132) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
12. (133) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
13. (156) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
14. (157) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
15. (180) Caleb Sturgis (Mia - K)
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