Dy Nasty League (ID# 391825)

Thad's Standout Team Draft Report Card

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In Spite of Some Early-Round Value Picks, Thad's Standout Team Should Have Hired an Expert

Draft Summary

Thad's Standout Team should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking eighth, Thad's Standout Team bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of ninth in Dy Nasty League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,873 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Matt Ryan (13th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (33rd) and Trent Richardson (48th), and WRs A.J. Green (8th) and Sammy Watkins (28th). They built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Bell, Ray Rice, Richardson, and Tre Mason.

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

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Thad's Standout 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. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most challenging slate. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Thad's Standout Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Thad's Standout Team is stacked at QB, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Thad's Standout Team pounced on him at pick No. 188.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 12 rounds (DeSean Jackson, Jordan Cameron, and Le'Veon Bell), Thad's Standout Team made some shrewd moves.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Kenny Stills is a classic deep-ball weapon, ranking fifth among NFL WRs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (6.2%).

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Austin Seferian-Jenkins at pick 188 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Seferian-Jenkins is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    224 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

    Green ranks sixth in the Dy Nasty League among wideouts with 224 projected fantasy points.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Thad's Standout Team's Stud Signal-Caller

    Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 349 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Taking a Chance

    With their third-round pick, Thad's Standout Team threw caution to the wind. They took Sammy Watkins at pick number 28 despite an ADP of 104.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Thad's Standout Team didn't grab their first RB (Le'Veon Bell) until the fourth round.

    • Alex Smith, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Was Alex Smith Worth it at Pick No. 53?

    Thad's Standout Team sure hopes so. The Chiefs' signal-caller is projected to get 308 points this year, just a bit better than last season.

Best Available

Thad's Standout Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Martellus Bennett
    • Rank 120, ADP 119
    • Delanie Walker
    • Rank 148, ADP 134
    • Brian Hartline
    • Rank 117, ADP 130
    • Doug Baldwin
    • Rank 139, ADP 128
  • 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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Thad's Standout Team
1. (8) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (13) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
3. (28) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
4. (33) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
5. (48) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
6. (53) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
7. (68) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
8. (73) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
9. (88) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
10. (93) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
11. (108) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
12. (113) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
13. (128) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
14. (133) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
15. (148) Aaron Dobson (NE - WR)
16. (153) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
17. (168) Kenny Stills (NO - WR)
18. (173) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
19. (188) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB - TE)
20. (193) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
21. (208)
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22. (213)
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