al's Team Draft Report Card


Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, al's Team Has an Average Roster

Draft Summary

al's Team isn't the best team in the league, but they aren't the worst, and there is something to be said for that. After selecting first overall, they are projected to finish in sixth in Yahoo Public 294429 League at 6-8-0 (1,529 points). They drafted four decent RBs for their roster. This group is projected to average 178 points this season, which is close the league average of 169. They put together the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Jamaal Charles, Jeremy Hill, and LeGarrette Blount.

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al's Team should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have three 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 tougher-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, al's Team also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Carrying the Load

    al's Team has four above-average positions with TE and RB projected to lead the way.

  • Close to the Vest

    al's Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing nine "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the al's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    al's Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Better Late Than Never

    al's Team finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Bit of a Reach

    al's Team went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, LeGarrette Blount has an ADP of 96, but he was grabbed at pick No. 81. Patience is a virtue, al's Team.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Jamaal Charles Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. al's Team should be in decent shape if Charles gets his 293 projected touches this year.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for al's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 294429 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Randall Cobb and his 90 projected catches (ranked sixth in the NFL).

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good

    It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU paced all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will DeAndre Hopkins get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,204 receiving yards this year.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 41
    A Tight End with Some Wheels

    Travis Kelce isn't just a threat in the red zone. With a projection of 791 yards through the air, he ranks third in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.

Best Available

DEF and QB are expected to be the worst positions for al's Team and a potential area of need.

    • Kansas City Defense
    • Rank 211, ADP 132
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 140
    • Teddy Bridgewater
    • Rank 103, ADP 127
    • Carson Palmer
    • Rank 122, ADP 133
  • 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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al's Team
1. (1) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (20) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
3. (21) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
4. (40) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
5. (41) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (60) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
7. (61) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
8. (80) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
9. (81) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
10. (100) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
11. (101) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
12. (120) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
13. (121) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
14. (140) Carolina (Car - DEF)
15. (141) Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
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