GreenBaller Draft Report Card

B+
Grade

Led by an Elite Group of RBs, GreenBaller Has a Stacked Squad

Draft Summary

GreenBaller was able to invest the fifth pick well and looks positioned for some nice returns over the season. The proceeds from this draft include an overall projected finish of second in The Crow's Nest League, as well an estimated 2,868 points and a record of 11-3-0. They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Eddie Lacy (first round), Justin Forsett (third round), and Lamar Miller (fourth round). This group will have to produce in order for GreenBaller to have a good season, as they are the most prolific group of RBs in the league.

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Schedule

While Week 7 has the most players on bye for GreenBaller (four), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for GreenBaller.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden?

    GreenBaller has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, DEF, and QB.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    GreenBaller has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Justin Forsett) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Full Control Early On

    GreenBaller began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    GreenBaller nabbed a sleeper in Marvin Jones with pick No. 156.

  • Trigger Happy

    With their ninth-round pick, GreenBaller pulled the trigger. They drafted Tyler Eifert at pick number 85 despite an ADP of just 121.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Marvin Jones is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) GreenBaller has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Lacy is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 329 touches.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    The Man at Mile-High

    Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Lamar Miller time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 252 projected points.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    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.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Oakland's New Toy

    And now GreenBaller gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on GreenBaller, TE and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Heath Miller
    • Rank 195, ADP 124
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 206, ADP 125
    • Percy Harvin
    • Rank 145, ADP 121
    • Breshad Perriman
    • Rank 149, ADP 126
  • 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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GreenBaller
1. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (16) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
3. (25) Justin Forsett (Bal - RB)
4. (36) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
5. (45) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (56) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
7. (65) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
8. (76) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
9. (85) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
10. (96) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
11. (105) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
12. (116) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
13. (125) Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
14. (136) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
15. (145) Brian Quick (StL - WR)
16. (156) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
17. (165) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
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