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Oilers Draft Report Card

Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Oilers Is a Force to be Reckoned With

Draft Summary

Picking fifth in the draft, Oilers delivered a roster that even a spurned ex would have to appreciate. They're projected to finish first in Thε Åbusεmεnt Pαrk™ League at 10-3-0 (2,945 points). 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 Odell Beckham Jr. (first round), Emmanuel Sanders (fourth round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fifth round). They also have one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they added Devonta Freeman, Carlos Hyde, Theo Riddick, and James White.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.

Keeper Summary

Oilers took advantage of both of their keeper positions to retain Devonta Freeman (22.7 ADP) and Allen Hurns (79.5 ADP). On average, their two keepers are substantially more valuable (by 29.2%) than the draft picks that they replaced.

Schedule

Oilers should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 8. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Oilers.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Oilers are RB, TE, and QB.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Oilers picked up projected top-3 players (Devonta Freeman, Jordan Reed, and Odell Beckham Jr.).

  • Tread Left on the Tires

    With an average of 6.8 years of NFL experience, Oilers is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Oilers chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Oilers has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Devonta Freeman) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Multifaceted Machine

    Riddick is a dual-threat back for Oilers, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs in projected receiving yards with 569.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Believe in UFOs?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,528 total yards.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Oilers to encourage the Thε Åbusεmεnt Pαrk™ League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Jordan Reed and his 89 projected catches (ranked 10th in the NFL).

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Wait For It

    Oilers held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Carlos Hyde).

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    Taking a Chance

    With their fourth-round pick, Oilers threw caution to the wind. They took Emmanuel Sanders at pick number 44 despite an ADP of 85.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Oilers got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Devonta Freeman (68th overall pick vs. ADP of 22.7).

Best Available

If Oilers wants to upgrade, DEF and K are areas they could go after first.

    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 253, ADP 129
    • Washington Defense
    • Rank 271, ADP 132
    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 215, ADP 87
    • Blair Walsh
    • Rank 220, ADP 92
  • 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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Oilers
1. (5) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (20) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
3. (29) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
4. (44) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
5. (53) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
6. (68) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
7. (77) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
8. (92) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
9. (101) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
10. (116) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
11. (125) Alec Ogletree (LA - LB)
12. (140) D'Qwell Jackson (Ind - LB)
13. (149) Corey Graham (Buf - S)
14. (164) Aaron Donald (LA - DT)
15. (173) Ndamukong Suh (Mia - DT)
16. (188) Clive Walford (Oak - TE)
17. (197) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
18. (212) James White (NE - RB)
19. (221) Eric Weddle (Bal - S)
20. (236) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
21. (245) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
22. (260) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
23. (269) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
24. (284) Cecil Shorts III (Hou - WR)
25. (293) Zach Miller (Chi - TE)
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