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    Whitey Ballers Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Whitey Ballers Probably Shouldn't Gloat About This Roster

    Draft Summary

    Mediocrity isn't for everyone Whitey Ballers, so feel proud. Ok, maybe it is. But hey, you showed up, and that's the important thing. After this average draft performance, Whitey Ballers is projected to go 7-7-0 (1,870 points) and finish seventh in Mafia-warfare League. 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 Alshon Jeffery (second round), Wes Welker (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). They built the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added LeSean McCoy, Zac Stacy, Ray Rice, and Stevan Ridley to their roster.

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

    Schedule

    Whitey Ballers should drop off the grid during Week 4. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Although they have the sixth-easiest overall schedule, Whitey Ballers actually has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At four different positions, Whitey Ballers picked up projected top-3 players (including Seattle, Dan Bailey, and LeSean McCoy).

    • Team of Champions?

      Whitey Ballers 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, Alshon Jeffery, and Zac Stacy.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Whitey Ballers elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      Whitey Ballers chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • The Bargain Whisperer

      Whitey Ballers was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 11 rounds (Seattle, Dan Bailey, and Ray Rice).

    • A Stretch of the Imagination

      Grabbing Ronnie Hillman at pick 168 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Hillman is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

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

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,626 total yards.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 24
      257 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks eighth in the Mafia-warfare League among wideouts with 257 projected fantasy points.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      Advanced Math

      If Whitey Ballers had a nickel for every time Zac Stacy is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 299 nickels.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 49
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Mafia-warfare League, Whitey Ballers may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,708 all-purpose yards.

      • Jay Cutler, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 72
      Was Jay Cutler the Best Choice at Pick No. 72?

      Whitey Ballers apparently thinks so. The Bears' signal-caller is projected to improve to the tune of 291 points this year, after only putting up 193 last year.

    Best Available

    Whitey Ballers has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (QB and TE), but QB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

      • Ryan Tannehill
      • Rank 147, ADP 134
      • Joe Flacco
      • Rank 172, ADP 125
      • Michael Vick
      • Rank 229, ADP 122
    • Bye Week Points Lost
      Points

      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

      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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    Whitey Ballers
    1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (24) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    3. (25) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (48) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    5. (49) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (72) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    7. (73) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    8. (96) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    9. (97) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    10. (120) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    11. (121) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
    12. (144) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
    13. (145) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    14. (168) Ronnie Hillman (Den - RB)
    15. (169) Josh McCown (TB - QB)
    16. (192) Jared Cook (StL - TE)
    17. (193) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
    18. (216) Alex Henery (Det - K)
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