BBTW Draft Report Card

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Grade

Projected to Finish Fifth, BBTW Can Compete With Anyone

Draft Summary

BBTW figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the first overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 8-5-0 (1,379 points). With that record, they will likely finish fifth in Takataboyz League. If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandin Cooks (second round), Golden Tate (fourth round), and Sammy Watkins (fifth round). They landed one of the best QB tandems in the league, as they added Drew Brees and Cam Newton to their squad.

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Schedule

Week 5 would be a good opportunity for BBTW to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest schedules. BBTW has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes

    BBTW is hoping that either Ameer Abdullah or Joique Bell will emerge as a serious threat for the Detroit Lions.

  • A Talented Trio

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

  • Up and Comers

    Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and BBTW may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    BBTW will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 6, as their only K (Connor Barth) and only DEF (St. Louis) will both be on bye that week.

  • New Orleans Saints Fan?

    BBTW is a believer in the hopes of the New Orleans Saints this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 553 projected rushing yards (ranked third among QBs), Cam Newton has multiple ways to bring in points.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Feed The Beast

    Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Adrian Peterson. Projected to get a league-leading 333 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    A Bit of a Reach

    BBTW went out on a limb with their second-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Brandin Cooks has an ADP of 36.2, but he was grabbed at pick No. 24. Patience is a virtue, BBTW.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Blitzkrieg

    BBTW drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to drop bombs on DBs this year, to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 13.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 5.1.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Buffalo's Soldier

    Watkins was just 18 yards shy from being the fourth rookie WR to notch 1,000 receiving yards last season (Beckham, Evans, Benjamin).

    • M. Bennett, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 72
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, BBTW got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Martellus Bennett (72nd overall pick vs. ADP of 60.3).

Best Available

BBTW has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including K and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Dan Carpenter
    • Rank 198, ADP 89
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 219, ADP 144
    • Anquan Boldin
    • Rank 76, ADP 106
    • Brandon LaFell
    • Rank 109, ADP 104
  • 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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BBTW
1. (1) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (24) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
3. (25) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
4. (48) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
5. (49) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
6. (72) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
7. (73) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
8. (96) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
9. (97) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
10. (120) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
11. (121) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
12. (144) Connor Barth (TB - K)
13. (145) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
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