Another Sunday (ID# 294018)

Gotham's Reckoning Draft Report Card


In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, Gotham's Reckoning Has a Legit Squad

Draft Summary

Picking late (12th overall), Gotham's Reckoning 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 fifth in Another Sunday with a record of 7-6-0 (2,029 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (13th overall), RB Ben Tate (36th), WR Calvin Johnson (12th), and TE Julius Thomas (37th) within the first five rounds. They built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Trent Richardson, Steven Jackson, Tate, and Tre Mason.

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Gotham's Reckoning should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Gotham's Reckoning also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    Gotham's Reckoning drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Seattle, Drew Brees, and Julius Thomas).

  • Team of Champions

    Gotham's Reckoning 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 (Calvin Johnson, Drew Brees, and Julius Thomas).

  • Big D

    Gotham's Reckoning elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Odell Beckham Jr., Gotham's Reckoning pounced on him at pick No. 156.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Tre Mason is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Gotham's Reckoning has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Meeting His Expectations

    Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,089).

    • Ben Tate, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    How Rebellious of You

    Gotham's Reckoning said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Ben Tate).

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    A Big Target in the Red Zone

    With 8.1 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.

    • T. Richardson, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 61
    Was the 61st Pick the Right Time for Trent Richardson?

    Gotham's Reckoning apparently believes it is. The Colts' running back is projected to earn 277 points this year, after putting up 239 last year.

Best Available

RB and WR are projected to be the worst units for Gotham's Reckoning.

    • James White
    • Rank 127, ADP 125
    • Khiry Robinson
    • Rank 149, ADP 124
    • Brian Hartline
    • Rank 117, ADP 130
    • Josh Gordon
    • Rank 119, ADP 123
  • 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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Gotham's Reckoning
1. (12) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
2. (13) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (36) Ben Tate (Cle - RB)
4. (37) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
5. (60) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
6. (61) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
7. (84) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
8. (85) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (108) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
10. (109) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
11. (132) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
12. (133) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
13. (156) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
14. (157) Jerricho Cotchery (Car - WR)
15. (180) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
16. (181) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
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