Pedrin's Circus Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish Eighth, Pedrin's Circus Will Only Scare Opponents if They Wear a Mask

Draft Summary

With the right set of circumstances, Pedrin's Circus could potentially make the playoffs. A tough draft spot led to a fairly tough draft. Picking 11th overall, they're projected to land in eighth place in Lifah League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,991 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (14th overall), RB Matt Forte (11th), WR Brandin Cooks (35th), and TE Greg Olsen (38th) within the first five rounds. They built the bottom QB pair in the league, as they added Manning and Kirk Cousins to their squad.

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Pedrin's Circus will need to plan ahead for Week 4, as their top two projected scorers (Peyton Manning and Matt Forte) will be off that weekend. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Pedrin's Circus has the opportunity to close on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, the opening stretch of first four games is expected to be tougher than average, so a slow start is possible.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Pedrin's Circus, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Tevin Coleman) and fourth-ranked (Reggie Bush) RBs.

  • Team of Champions

    Pedrin's Circus is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Matt Forte, Peyton Manning, and Jeremy Maclin).

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Pedrin's Circus grabbed a sleeper in David Cobb with pick No. 206.

  • Making the Big Tuna Proud

    Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would like the draft selection of Clay Matthews. With 11 projected sacks, Clay Matthews places fifth among all LBs in Lifah League in that category.

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Jamie Collins at pick 110 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Collins is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would approve of Jamie Collins. Among LBs in Lifah League, Jamie Collins ranks seventh in projected tackles with 152.

Player Analysis

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Advanced Math

    If Pedrin's Circus had a nickel for every time Matt Forte is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 307 nickels.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Peyton Manning had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Giddy for Greg

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.

    • Isaiah Crowell, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Trigger Happy

    With their fifth-round pick, Pedrin's Circus pulled the trigger. They drafted Isaiah Crowell at pick number 59 despite an ADP of just 116.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    Jumpin' For Jeremy

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Maclin last season.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Pedrin's Circus, TE and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Dwayne Allen
    • Rank 143, ADP 129
    • Josh Hill
    • Rank 147, ADP 132
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 130, ADP 131
    • Jameis Winston
    • Rank 148, ADP 123
  • 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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Pedrin's Circus
1. (11) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
2. (14) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
3. (35) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (38) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (59) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
6. (62) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
7. (83) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
8. (86) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
9. (107) Clay Matthews (GB - LB)
10. (110) Jamie Collins (NE - LB)
11. (131) Tamba Hali (KC - LB)
12. (134) Reggie Bush (SF - RB)
13. (155) Marcus Sherels (Min - CB)
14. (158) Robert Quinn (StL - DE)
15. (179) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
16. (182) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
17. (203) Scott Chandler (NE - TE)
18. (206) David Cobb (Ten - RB)
19. (227) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
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