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SPIES Draft Report Card

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David Johnson
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A.J. Green
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Amari Cooper
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, SPIES Should Have Studied Harder

Draft Summary

You know what, SPIES, maybe you should just hold off on pursuing your dreams for a while. Maybe just ask them where they're going and hook up with 'em later, when you have a team capable of winning. SPIES is projected to finish eighth in T.F.F.L League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,778 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs A.J. Green (second round), Amari Cooper (third round), and T.Y. Hilton (fourth round). They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they have David Johnson, Jonathan Stewart, Melvin Gordon, and Ameer Abdullah for their rotation.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, SPIES 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 the hardest schedule. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, SPIES also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Triumvirate of Talent

    SPIES has three above-average positions on their roster (WR, QB, and RB).

  • Close to the Vest

    SPIES was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 14 picks.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, SPIES chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    SPIES grabbed a sleeper in Christine Michael with pick No. 133.

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in T.F.F.L League, SPIES may have found a gem in Ameer Abdullah. Including his 596 projected return yards, he ranks seventh in the league with 1,544 all-purpose yards.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Christine Michael is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) SPIES has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Johnson is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 321 touches.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    A.J. Green is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 90 projected catches rank ninth in the league.

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, SPIES threw caution to the wind. They took Frank Gore at pick number 53 despite an ADP of 92.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 68
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Eli Manning is projected to rack up 489 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

    • J. Stewart, RB
    • Round 8, Pick 73
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, SPIES got a steal in the eighth round, when they selected Jonathan Stewart (73rd overall pick vs. ADP of 62.8).

Best Available

There are three positions that SPIES could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Martellus Bennett
    • Rank 109, ADP 117
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 116, ADP 106
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 125, ADP 129
    • Jimmy Graham
    • Rank 135, ADP 122
  • 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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SPIES
1. (8) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (13) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (28) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (33) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (48) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
6. (53) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
7. (68) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
8. (73) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
9. (88) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
10. (93) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
11. (108) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
12. (113) New York (NYJ - DEF)
13. (128) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)
14. (133) Christine Michael (Sea - RB)

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