The Legend of Chin Draft Report Card


Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Need 2 hands Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

Draft Summary

Need 2 hands figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-6-0 (1,687 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Cali2015 League.

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Keeper Summary

Need 2 hands used all three of their keeper positions. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: Julio Jones (14.5 ADP), C.J. Anderson (17.3 ADP), and Alshon Jeffery (23.9 ADP). On average, their three keepers are substantially more valuable (by 55.5%) than the average draft picks that they replaced.


Need 2 hands should drop off the grid during Week 7. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the weakest slates. Need 2 hands has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • A Good Problem to Have?

    Need 2 hands will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (T.J. Yeldon), fourth- (Todd Gurley), and fifth-ranked (Tevin Coleman) RBs.

  • WR or Bust

    WR is the only stronger-than-average position group for Need 2 hands.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Need 2 hands is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.3 years of NFL experience.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Need 2 hands picked only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and DEF).

  • Team of Champions

    Need 2 hands 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 (Randall Cobb, Arian Foster, and C.J. Anderson).

  • 173 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the Cali2015 League among wideouts with 173 projected fantasy points.

Player Analysis

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    The Alchemist

    Need 2 hands chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

    According to projections, Arian Foster will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (31st with 4.8) and yards (24th with 941). Seems like Need 2 hands just went with their gut on this one.

    • Nelson Agholor, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    Taking a Chance

    With their fifth-round pick, Need 2 hands threw caution to the wind. They took Nelson Agholor at pick number 42 despite an ADP of 106.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Brandon LaFell, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 59
    Was the 59th Pick the Right Time for Brandon LaFell?

    Need 2 hands apparently believes it is. The Patriots' wide receiver is projected to earn 107 points this year, after putting up 136 last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that Need 2 hands could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 106, ADP 123
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 136, ADP 136
    • Josh Hill
    • Rank 138, ADP 130
    • Vernon Davis
    • Rank 144, ADP 128
  • 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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The Legend of Chin
1. (2) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
2. (19) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
3. (22) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
4. (39) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
5. (42) Nelson Agholor (Phi - WR)
6. (59) Brandon LaFell (NE - WR)
7. (62) John Brown (Ari - WR)
8. (79) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
9. (82) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
10. (99) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
11. (102) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
12. (119) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
13. (122) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
14. (136) Ronnie Hillman (Den - RB)
15. (139) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
16. (142) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
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