Yahoo Public 285420 (ID# 285420)

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Brendan's Boss Team Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
DeAndre Hopkins
Mark Ingram
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Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Brendan's Boss Team Won't Go Down Easily

Draft Summary

Picking late (eighth overall), Brendan's Boss Team did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fourth in Yahoo Public 285420 with a record of 9-5-0 (1,571 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 Julio Jones (first round), DeAndre Hopkins (second round), and Kelvin Benjamin (fifth round). Brendan's Boss Team will rely heavily on this group, as they are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Brendan's Boss Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the easiest schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Brendan's Boss Team has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Brendan's Boss Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 5, both Coby Fleener and Julius Thomas will be on bye.

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Brendan's Boss Team are WR, QB, and K.

  • Decently Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the Brendan's Boss Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • Team of Champions

    Brendan's Boss Team 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 (Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, and Mark Ingram).

  • A Big, Reliable Threat

    Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the Yahoo Public 285420 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.

  • Do You Know if Eli Manning is Religious?

    With 298 projected points, Brendan's Boss Team is hoping Manning will be the answer to their prayers.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Just Heave it to Julio

    The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more first-place rosters than Jones in 2015.

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Diagnosis: more DeAndre!

    Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    How Rebellious of You

    Brendan's Boss Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Mark Ingram).

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

    According to projections, C.J. Anderson will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (33rd with 4.5) and yards (31st with 710). Seems like Brendan's Boss Team just went with their gut on this one.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    Doling Out Nightmares

    Kelvin Benjamin will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish sixth in the NFL with 8.6 receiving TDs.

Best Available

If Brendan's Boss Team wants to upgrade, RB and DEF are areas they could go after first.

    • Ameer Abdullah
    • Rank 81, ADP 102
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 100, ADP 113
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 210, ADP 141
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 245, 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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Brendan's Boss Team
1. (8) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (13) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
3. (28) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (33) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
5. (48) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
6. (53) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
7. (68) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
8. (73) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
9. (88) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
10. (93) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
11. (108) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
12. (113) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
13. (128) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
14. (133) Graham Gano (Car - K)
15. (148) Washington (Was - DEF)

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