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    GiveMeTheDamnBall Draft Report Card

    C+
    Grade

    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Jimmy's Team Couldn't Do This Poorly Again if They Tried

    Draft Summary

    Jimmy's Team was set up perfectly to draft a playoff-caliber team with the second overall pick. Instead of using that to their advantage, however, they chose to go a different route that's geared more towards losing. They're only projected to finish 10th in Welcome Levi Stadium League with a mark of 3-11-0 (1,645 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Nick Foles (42nd overall), RB LeSean McCoy (2nd), WR Jordy Nelson (22nd), and TE Julius Thomas (19th) within the first five rounds. They have one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, and Jeremy Maclin for their rotation.

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

    Schedule

    Jimmy's Team should use Week 7 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Jimmy's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Doing It By Committee

      Here's hoping that there are enough balls to go around for the New Orleans Saints, as Jimmy's Team scooped up a couple of their WRs in the middle of the draft (Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks).

    • Positional Fortitude

      Jimmy's Team has five positions that are stronger than league average. While RB, DEF, and QB are projected to be good, TE is the best on Jimmy's Team.

    • New Orleans Saints Fan?

      Jimmy's Team reached twice to draft a New Orleans Saints player.

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Jimmy's Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only TE (Julius Thomas) and only DEF (St. Louis) will both be idle that week.

    • Team of Champions?

      Jimmy's Team 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, Julius Thomas, and Jordy Nelson.

    • No Back-Up No Cry

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

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,645 total yards.

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      A Big Target for the QB

      Julius Thomas ranks third in the Welcome Levi Stadium League among TEs with 166 projected fantasy points.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      211 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks ninth in the Welcome Levi Stadium League among WRs with 211 projected fantasy points.

      • Shane Vereen, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 39
      Throwing Caution to the Wind

      They grabbed Shane Vereen with the 39th pick, even though his ADP is only 85.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 42
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

      Nick Foles was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    Best Available

    WR, the only below-average position on Jimmy's Team, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

      • Markus Wheaton
      • Rank 109, ADP 127
      • Brian Hartline
      • Rank 115, ADP 130
      • Jarrett Boykin
      • Rank 127, ADP 132
      • Andrew Hawkins
      • Rank 134, ADP 132
    • 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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    1. (2) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (19) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    3. (22) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (39) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    5. (42) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    6. (59) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    7. (62) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    8. (79) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    9. (82) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    10. (99) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    11. (102) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    12. (119) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    13. (122) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    14. (139) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    15. (142) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
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