Undercovers Brother Draft Report Card

C
Grade

With Multiple Eagles, Undercovers Brother Has a Great Team if They Don't Care About Winning

Draft Summary

You know what, Undercovers Brother, maybe you should just hold off on pursuing your dreams for a while. Maybe just ask them where they're going and hook up with 'em later, when you have a team capable of winning. Undercovers Brother is projected to finish ninth in Garlo's Dominance League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,819 points). With their first five picks, Undercovers Brother focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (48th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (8th) and Matt Forte (13th), and WRs T.Y. Hilton (28th) and DeAndre Hopkins (33rd). They have one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Forte, Murray, Devonta Freeman, and T.J. Yeldon.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Undercovers Brother 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 one of the softest slates. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Undercovers Brother also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Hoping It's Not a Fad

    The fantasy hopes of Undercovers Brother rest heavily on the fortunes of Chip Kelly's offensive schemes, as they have four Eagles on their roster.

  • Team of Champions

    Undercovers Brother assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including DeMarco Murray, Matt Forte, and T.Y. Hilton.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Undercovers Brother got a steal in snatching Martavis Bryant in the ninth round (88th overall pick vs. ADP of 63).

Player Analysis

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    DeMarco Da Man

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Running Back (Le'Veon Bell) showed up on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Traditionalist

    Undercovers Brother stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing DeMarco Murray and Matt Forte right off the bat.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    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.

    • T.J. Yeldon, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time Undercovers Brother took T.J. Yeldon WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Yeldon was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Buffalo, DEF
    • Round 7, Pick 68
    Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 68?

    Undercovers Brother sure hopes so. Buffalo's D is projected to notch 148 points this year, after producing 175 last year.

Best Available

While Undercovers Brother is projected to have three below-average positions, TE is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 122, ADP 114
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 133, ADP 136
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 150, ADP 135
    • Larry Donnell
    • Rank 153, ADP 133
  • 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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Undercovers Brother
1. (8) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
2. (13) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
3. (28) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (33) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
5. (48) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (53) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
7. (68) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
8. (73) Nelson Agholor (Phi - WR)
9. (88) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
10. (93) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
11. (108) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
12. (113) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
13. (128) Cody Parkey (Phi - K)
14. (133) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
15. (148) Josh Hill (NO - TE)
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