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    Thad's Standout Team Draft Report Card


    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.


    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

      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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    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)
    22. (213)
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