cole's Team Draft Report Card


Led by a Talented WR Corps, cole's Team Will be a Tough Team

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, cole's Team didn't want to show up the JD To The Rescue League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in sixth-place in JD To The Rescue League at 8-5-0 (1,863 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (38th overall), RB DeMarco Murray (14th), WR Antonio Brown (11th), and TE Travis Kelce (59th) within the first five rounds. They built the highest-scoring WR duo in the league, as they added Brown and Brandin Cooks.

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cole's Team should use Week 11 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. Their top four projected scorers (Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, C.J. Spiller, and Brandin Cooks) will be off that weekend. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. cole's Team has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    cole's Team might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 11, as their No. 1- (Antonio Brown), No. 2- (Brandin Cooks) and No. 5-ranked (Martavis Bryant) WRs will all be resting that week.

  • Asset Management

    cole's Team is loaded at TE and WR. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in JD To The Rescue League?

  • On the Rise

    cole's Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

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

  • A Dominating Duo

    cole's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • He Can Catch, Too

    C.J. Spiller is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks second among RBs with 565 projected receiving yards.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    cole's Team Found Their WR1

    Brown paced all wideouts with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards last season. Only Demaryius Thomas (184) got more targets than Brown's 181, and only Dez Bryant (16) had more TDs than Brown's 13.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Can DeMarco Duplicate?

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one RB (Le'Veon Bell) appeared on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    219 Reasons for cole's Team to Appreciate Brandin Cooks

    Cooks ranks 10th in the JD To The Rescue League among WRs with 219 projected fantasy points.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Steel-town Signal-Caller

    Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of JD To The Rescue League overlooked a gem, and cole's Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking Travis Kelce.

Best Available

If cole's Team is interested in making a roster move, DEF is one area they could improve.

    • Kansas City Defense
    • Rank 209, ADP 126
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 215, ADP 140
    • Miami Defense
    • Rank 230, ADP 131
    • Detroit Defense
    • Rank 233, ADP 136
  • 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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cole's Team
1. (11) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (14) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
3. (35) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (38) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
5. (59) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (62) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
7. (83) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
8. (86) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
9. (107) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
10. (110) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
11. (131) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
12. (134) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
13. (155) Josh Brown (NYG - K)
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