Fumblerooski Draft Report Card

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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Fumblerooski Is Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

Draft Summary

With the right set of circumstances, Fumblerooski could potentially make the playoffs. A tough draft spot led to a fairly tough draft. Picking seventh overall, they're projected to land in eighth place in Eskimo Brothers Data Base League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,429 points). With six WRs on the roster, Fumblerooski guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 149, their WRs projected average of 151 points this season is not much different than the rest of the wideout groups in the league. They landed one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Dez Bryant, T.Y. Hilton, Eric Decker, and Larry Fitzgerald for their rotation.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Fumblerooski has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most challenging slate. Along with the most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Fumblerooski.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Fumblerooski is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Fumblerooski might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) and second-drafted QB (Marcus Mariota) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Marcus Mariota, Fumblerooski pounced on him at pick No. 162.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Fumblerooski chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Fumblerooski got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Eric Decker (103rd overall pick vs. ADP of 92).

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Andrew Hawkins at pick 114 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Hawkins is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Fumblerooski to encourage the Eskimo Brothers Data Base League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Dez Bryant and his 87 projected catches (ranked 10th in the NFL).

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    How Rebellious of You

    Fumblerooski said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Melvin Gordon).

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 55
    A Big Target in the Red Zone

    With 6.3 projected TD catches, Jason Witten ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.

    • M. Stafford, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

    By taking Matthew Stafford with the 66th overall pick, Fumblerooski should have shown more patience. According to the signal-caller's ADP of only 94.7 across all Yahoo! leagues, he could've been chosen later. TLC would disapprove.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 79
    Was the 79th Pick the Right Time for Larry Fitzgerald?

    Fumblerooski apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' wide receiver is projected to earn 141 points this year, after putting up 107 last year.

Best Available

Fumblerooski has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Andre Williams
    • Rank 137, ADP 120
    • Jonas Gray
    • Rank 151, ADP 120
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 222, ADP 143
    • Cleveland Defense
    • Rank 235, ADP 134
  • 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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Fumblerooski
1. (7) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (18) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
3. (31) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
4. (42) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
5. (55) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
6. (66) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
7. (79) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
8. (90) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
9. (103) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
10. (114) Andrew Hawkins (Cle - WR)
11. (127) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
12. (138) Matt Prater (Det - K)
13. (151) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
14. (162) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
15. (175) Reggie Bush (SF - RB)
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