Memo Draft Report Card


Led by a Talented WR Corps, Memo Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

Draft Summary

Memo figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the seventh overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-5-0 (2,112 points). With that record, they will likely finish third in MB's Misfits League. The GM of Memo obviously entered this draft knowing who their QB target was. They waited until the ninth round to pick their first quarterback, drafting Eli Manning with the 71st overall pick. They have the best group of WRs in the league, as they added Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Vincent Jackson, and Allen Robinson.

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Week 8 may cause some frustration for Memo, as their top two projected scorers (Eli Manning and Antonio Brown) will be off with byes. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have an easier-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Memo has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Good Luck With That One!

    Memo will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Vincent Jackson), fourth- (Allen Robinson), and fifth-ranked (John Brown) wideouts.

  • Assessing the Assets

    TE is the strongest position for Memo, though RB and QB are also better than the league's average.

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    Memo got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Single Serving

    Memo opted for depth at other positions, selecting only one QB (Eli Manning) and one TE (Greg Olsen).

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Memo nabbed a sleeper in Nelson Agholor with pick No. 87.

  • Do You Know if Eli Manning is Religious?

    With 656 projected points, Memo is hoping Manning will be the answer to their prayers.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Hands Team

    With sticky hands that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 116 balls this year.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 10
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Dez Bryant is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank 10th in the league.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Memo didn't grab their first RB (LeSean McCoy) until the third round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 26
    Outstanding Olsen

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Tight End (Gronkowski) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Greg Olsen last year.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 42
    Was Carlos Hyde Worth it at Pick No. 42?

    Memo sure hopes so. The 49ers' running back is projected to improve to the tune of 177 points this year, after only putting up 76 last year.

Best Available

Although Memo can pretty much hold tight with this roster as is, WR is one area they could potentially upgrade if they get the itch to make a move.

    • Eric Decker
    • Rank 72, ADP 92
    • Mike Wallace
    • Rank 75, ADP 90
    • Anquan Boldin
    • Rank 76, ADP 106
    • Steve Smith Sr.
    • Rank 80, ADP 96
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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. (7) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (10) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (23) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
4. (26) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (39) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
6. (42) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
7. (55) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
8. (58) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
9. (71) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
10. (74) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
11. (87) Nelson Agholor (Phi - WR)
12. (90) John Brown (Ari - WR)
13. (103) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
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