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    Flying JV Draft Report Card

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    Grade

    Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Flying JV Should Have Autodrafted

    Draft Summary

    Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for Flying JV. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected 10th-place finish in Truck It League at 4-9-0 (1,167 points). With this kind of investment in the WR position by Flying JV, they can only hope this trio resembles "The Greatest Show on Turf." They used their first three picks to draft Demaryius Thomas in the first round (5th overall), Jordy Nelson in the second (20th), and Roddy White in the third (29th). This group will have to produce in order for Flying JV to have a good season, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Flying JV should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking 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 one of the least challenging slates. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Flying JV has the easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • A Wasted Pick?

      If Flying JV can't trade one of their five above-average WRs, then at least they'll be able to boast their superior depth at the position. Which, ya know, is good for something.

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Flying JV will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Roddy White), fourth- (Kendall Wright), and fifth-ranked (Marques Colston) wideouts.

    • Strength in Numbers

      WR is the best position for Flying JV, though TE and K are also stronger-than-average.

    • Going Out with a Whimper

      Flying JV didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • My One and Only

      Forsaking roster depth, Flying JV chose only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and K).

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Flying JV has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Hands Team

      With sticky hands that would make Spider-Man jealous, Demaryius Thomas has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 20
      167 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks ninth in the Truck It League among WRs with 167 projected fantasy points.

      • Ryan Mathews, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 44
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Flying JV didn't grab their first RB (Ryan Mathews) until the fourth round.

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 53
      TDs Like a Boss

      Although he ranks outside the top-20 in projected passing yards (21st with 3,953), Nick Foles is expected to land fifth in the NFL in TD passes with 30.2.

      • M. Jones-Drew, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 68
      Trigger Happy

      With their sixth-round pick, Flying JV pulled the trigger. They drafted Maurice Jones-Drew at pick number 68 despite an ADP of just 103.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    RB, the only subpar position on Flying JV, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

      • LeGarrette Blount
      • Rank 113, ADP 124
      • Andre Williams
      • Rank 122, ADP 124
      • Devonta Freeman
      • Rank 128, ADP 124
      • Shonn Greene
      • Rank 129, ADP 127
    • 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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    Flying JV
    1. (5) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (20) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    3. (29) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    4. (44) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    5. (53) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    6. (68) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    7. (77) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    8. (92) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    9. (101) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    10. (116) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    11. (125) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
    12. (140) James White (NE - RB)
    13. (149) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    14. (164) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
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