Ih8orange Draft Report Card


With Multiple Cowboys, Ih8orange Will Battle Every Week

Draft Summary

Ih8orange figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the 10th overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 6-6-0 (2,405 points). With that record, they will likely finish sixth in Mike Walker Tribute League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (10th overall), RBs Arian Foster (34th) and Melvin Gordon (39th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (15th) and Vincent Jackson (58th). They have the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Foster, Gordon, Tre Mason, and Lance Dunbar to their roster.

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Week 6 might require some waiver-wire magic from Ih8orange. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most difficult schedule. In addition to having the most taxing overall schedule, Ih8orange also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Banking on Big D

    The fantasy hopes of Ih8orange rest heavily on the fortunes of Jerry Jones and crew, as they have four Cowboys on their roster.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Ih8orange grabbed a sleeper in Lance Dunbar with pick No. 202.

  • Ih8orange Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Sean Lee at pick 106 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Lee is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Making the Big Tuna Proud

    Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Parcells would approve of Sean Lee, who ranks first in projected interceptions among LBs with one.

  • Biggest Steal

    Ih8orange may have found a gem in the 10th round, grabbing Mike Wallace (111th overall pick vs. ADP of 87.3).

  • A DB Who Could Probably be a Linebacker

    T.J. McDonald ranks fourth among Safeties with 114 projected tackles.

Player Analysis

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Insanely Efficient

    Despite attempting 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    343 More Reasons to Appreciate Calvin Johnson

    Johnson ranks sixth in the Mike Walker Tribute League among WRs with 343 projected fantasy points.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Ih8orange didn't grab their first RB (Arian Foster) until the third round.

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Yardage Machine

    Melvin Gordon is projected to tally 1,104 yards on the ground, placing him at 10th in the NFL in that category.

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 63
    Was the 63rd Pick the Right Time for Jason Witten?

    Ih8orange apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' tight end is projected to score 212 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.

Best Available

Ih8orange has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (RB and WR), but RB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • David Cobb
    • Rank 106, ADP 125
    • Alfred Blue
    • Rank 136, ADP 117
    • Andre Williams
    • Rank 137, ADP 122
    • David Johnson
    • Rank 146, ADP 125
  • 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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1. (10) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
2. (15) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
3. (34) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
4. (39) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
5. (58) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
6. (63) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
7. (82) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
8. (87) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
9. (106) Sean Lee (Dal - LB)
10. (111) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
11. (130) DeMarcus Ware (Den - LB,DE)
12. (135) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
13. (154) Cole Beasley (Dal - WR)
14. (159) T.J. McDonald (StL - S)
15. (178) Larry Donnell (NYG - TE)
16. (183) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
17. (202) Lance Dunbar (Dal - RB)
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