Cooch Draft Report Card


Slated for a Ninth-Place Finish, Cooch Isn't Exactly What You'd Call "Good"

Draft Summary

Vince Lombardi once said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." Cooch might not accept winning, but they'll lose anyway. They are expected to finish ninth in 2015 Man Fest Fantasy Football League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,445 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (19th overall), RB Marshawn Lynch (2nd), WR DeAndre Hopkins (39th), and TE Jimmy Graham (22nd) within the first five rounds. They have the worst WR pair in the league, as they added Emmanuel Sanders and Hopkins to their fantasy roster.

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


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Cooch has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Despite having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Cooch actually has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Starting Slowly

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

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Cooch grabbed a sleeper in Devin Funchess with pick No. 139.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Cooch got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Cam Newton (82nd overall pick vs. ADP of 68.6).

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 553 projected rushing yards, Cam Newton can channel his inner Vick to help Cooch this year.

Player Analysis

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Feed Thy Beast

    Marshawn Lynch will get the ball early and often, projected to finish fourth in the league with 313 touches.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Cooch drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 13.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 5.1.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    Will His Production Drop-Off?

    Cooch 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.

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Maybe Hopkins Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, DeAndre Hopkins was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of 2015 Man Fest Fantasy Football League overlooked a gem, and Cooch made the highest value pick of the round by taking Emmanuel Sanders.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Cooch, DEF and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 222, ADP 143
    • Miami Defense
    • Rank 230, ADP 131
    • Martavis Bryant
    • Rank 100, ADP 54
    • Kendall Wright
    • Rank 111, ADP 126
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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1. (2) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
2. (19) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (22) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
4. (39) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
5. (42) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
6. (59) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
7. (62) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
8. (79) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
9. (82) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
10. (99) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
11. (102) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
12. (119) Larry Donnell (NYG - TE)
13. (122) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
14. (139) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
15. (142) Eddie Royal (Chi - WR)
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