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  • The Grid Iron Grind (ID# 302908)

    The Pain Draft Report Card


    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, The Pain Has a Stacked Squad

    Draft Summary

    The Pain took the first overall pick and wove it into fantasy gold with an expected finish of third in The Grid Iron Grind League. Their 11-2-0 projected record is no joke and opponents will need to pull out all the stops if they hope to knock off The Pain. After exiting the draft with five RBs on the roster, The Pain is set at that position heading into the season. Their RBs are projected to average 143 points this season, right around the league average of 149. They ended up with the worst QB duo in the league, as they added Russell Wilson and Geno Smith to their squad.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??


    The Pain should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest slates. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for The Pain.

    Draft Notes

    • Like 10,000 Spoons When All You Need Is A Knife

      The Pain's only above-average positional grouping is DEF.

    • Risky Business

      It appears that The Pain likes to gamble, as they took chances on eight volatile selections.

    • I Keep Getting Older

      And they stay the same age. The Pain isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.5 years of NFL experience.

    • Team of Champions?

      The Pain is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: LeSean McCoy, Antonio Brown, and Knowshon Moreno.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      The Pain grabbed a sleeper in Johnny Manziel with pick No. 169.

    • Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 401 projected rushing yards (ranked fifth among QBs), Johnny Manziel has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,639 all-purpose yards.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 24
      192 More Reasons to Appreciate Antonio Brown

      Brown ranks sixth in the The Grid Iron Grind League among WRs with 192 projected fantasy points.

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

      Doug Martin is projected to finish eighth in the league with 1,484 total yards (1,050 rushing, 434 receiving).

      • Jordan Cameron, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 48
      A Tight End with Some Wheels

      With a projection of 875 yards through the air, Jordan Cameron ranks third in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.

      • Russell Wilson, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 72
      Like Face Wash for Teenagers

      The Pain was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Russell Wilson at pick number 72 even though his ADP is only 99.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    With four below-average positions on The Pain, QB and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Sam Bradford
      • Rank 194, ADP 124
      • Michael Vick
      • Rank 235, ADP 121
      • Travis Kelce
      • Rank 177, ADP 134
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 190, ADP 120
    • 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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    The Pain
    1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (24) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    3. (25) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    4. (48) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    5. (49) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (72) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
    7. (73) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    8. (96) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
    9. (97) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    10. (120) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
    11. (121) Ahmad Bradshaw (Ind - RB)
    12. (144) Brent Celek (Phi - TE)
    13. (145) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    14. (168) Geno Smith (NYJ - QB)
    15. (169) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    16. (192) Santonio Holmes (Chi - WR)
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