Adrian BeatHerSon Draft Report Card

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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Marty's Legit Team Will Be a Tough Out

Draft Summary

Marty's Legit Team figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-6-0 (2,165 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Deal Fantasy Football League. They wanted to make sure they had plenty of wideout options, picking Demaryius Thomas (second round), DeAndre Hopkins (fifth round), Julian Edelman (sixth round), and Jeremy Maclin (seventh round) with four of their first seven selections. If these players can play up to expectations, Marty's Legit Team can have some success. They are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Marty's Legit Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have an easier-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Marty's Legit Team.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    RB is the best position for Marty's Legit Team, though QB and WR are also stronger-than-average.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Marty's Legit Team is looking for dependable help.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Marty's Legit Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • A Dominating Duo

    Marty's Legit Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Jeremy Maclin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Marty's Legit Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Biggest Steal

    Marty's Legit Team may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Todd Gurley (82nd overall pick vs. ADP of 50.8).

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 333 touches, Adrian Peterson is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. How touching, Marty's Legit Team.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    The Man at Mile-High

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas last year.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    Steel-town Signal-Caller

    Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Breaking the Plane

    Despite just 926 projected rushing yards, Mark Ingram is slated for 10.9 rushing TDs this year.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 59
    Was Julian Edelman the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 59?

    Marty's Legit Team apparently thinks so. The Patriots' wideout is projected to net 146 points this year, after putting up 137 last year.

Best Available

While Marty's Legit Team is projected to have three subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Josh Hill
    • Rank 115, ADP 128
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 119, ADP 104
    • Dwayne Allen
    • Rank 120, ADP 125
    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 124, 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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Adrian BeatHerSon
1. (2) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (19) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
3. (22) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
4. (39) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
5. (42) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
6. (59) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
7. (62) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
8. (79) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
9. (82) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
10. (99) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
11. (102) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)
12. (119) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
13. (122) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
14. (139) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
15. (142) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
16. (159) Josh Brown (NYG - K)
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