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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, BEASTFROMTHEEAST Is Loaded with Talent

Draft Summary

BEASTFROMTHEEAST figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the fifth overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-4-0 (1,977 points). With that record, they will likely finish third in deka destroyers League. With their first five picks, BEASTFROMTHEEAST focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (45th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (5th) and DeMarco Murray (16th), and WRs Brandin Cooks (25th) and Jordan Matthews (36th). They ended up with the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added Lacy, C.J. Spiller, Murray, and Andre Ellington.

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Keeper Summary

BEASTFROMTHEEAST decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.


While Week 9 has the most players on bye for BEASTFROMTHEEAST (four), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for BEASTFROMTHEEAST.

Draft Notes

  • Close to the Vest

    BEASTFROMTHEEAST was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

  • It's How You Finish

    BEASTFROMTHEEAST made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Versatile Combination

    C.J. Spiller can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks second among RBs with 565 projected receiving yards.

  • Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

    Because the projections for C.J. Spiller are sweet! He's projected to be the sixth-best RB in the league this season.

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in deka destroyers League, BEASTFROMTHEEAST may have found a gem in C.J. Spiller. Including his 1,083 projected return yards, he ranks second in the league with 2,098 all-purpose yards.

  • Colin Kaepernick Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Kaepernick is projected to deliver 634 rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Advanced Math

    If BEASTFROMTHEEAST had a nickel for every time Eddie Lacy is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 329 nickels.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16

    BEASTFROMTHEEAST stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Eddie Lacy and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Trigger Happy

    With their third-round pick, BEASTFROMTHEEAST pulled the trigger. They drafted Brandin Cooks at pick number 25 despite an ADP of just 36.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    BEASTFROMTHEEAST drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 13.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 5.1.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Was Andre Ellington the Best Choice at Pick No. 56?

    BEASTFROMTHEEAST apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' RB is projected to put up 198 points this year, after getting 166 last season.

Best Available

BEASTFROMTHEEAST is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (DEF and WR), but DEF is clearly their worst unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 199, ADP 102
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 207, ADP 113
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 215, ADP 140
    • Carolina Defense
    • Rank 221, 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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Show me your TDs
1. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (16) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
3. (25) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (36) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
5. (45) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (56) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
7. (65) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
8. (76) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
9. (85) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
10. (96) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
11. (105) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
12. (116) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
13. (125) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
14. (136) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
15. (145) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
16. (156) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
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