Sweet Juicy Justice Draft Report Card

B
Grade

With a Projected Finish of Fifth, Sweet Juicy Justice Has Look of a Playoff Team

Draft Summary

When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with Sweet Juicy Justice, which flipped its seventh overall pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Ars Technica #1 League (7-6-0, 1,609 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Matt Forte (second round), Latavius Murray (third round), and Andre Ellington (fourth round). They have the lowest-scoring QB tandem in the league, as they have Joe Flacco and Tom Brady on the roster.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Sweet Juicy Justice has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest schedules. Sweet Juicy Justice has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Sweet Juicy Justice will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (DeVante Parker), fourth- (Roddy White), and fifth-ranked (Kenny Stills) wideouts.

  • Not Something to Brag About

    DEF is the only above-average position on Sweet Juicy Justice.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Sweet Juicy Justice will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only K (Dan Carpenter) and only DEF (Philadelphia) will both be on bye that week.

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    Sweet Juicy Justice didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Sweet Juicy Justice grabbed a sleeper in DeVante Parker with pick No. 175.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Sweet Juicy Justice got a steal in snatching Dan Carpenter in the ninth round (103rd overall pick vs. ADP of 89.5).

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    192 Reasons for Sweet Juicy Justice to Appreciate Dez Bryant

    Bryant ranks seventh in the Ars Technica #1 League among WRs with 192 projected fantasy points.

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    Feed Thy Beast

    Matt Forte will get the ball early and often, projected to finish sixth in the league with 306 touches.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Andre Ellington with the 42nd pick, even though his ADP is only 61.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • M. Bennett, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Was the 66th Pick the Right Time for Martellus Bennett?

    Sweet Juicy Justice apparently believes it is. The Bears' tight end is projected to earn 106 points this year, after putting up 132 last year.

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 79
    Was Tom Brady the Best Choice at Pick No. 79?

    Sweet Juicy Justice apparently thinks so. The Patriots' signal-caller is projected to notch 283 points this year, after producing 353 last year.

Best Available

Sweet Juicy Justice has five positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including QB and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • 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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Sweet Juicy Justice
1. (7) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (18) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
3. (31) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
4. (42) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
5. (55) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
6. (66) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
7. (79) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
8. (90) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
9. (103) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
10. (114) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
11. (127) Jarryd Hayne (SF - RB)
12. (138) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
13. (151) Kenny Stills (Mia - WR)
14. (162) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
15. (175) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
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