Deflaters Gonna Deflate (ID# 391901)

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'00&'12 Champs Draft Report Card

Brandon Marshall
Mark Ingram
Russell Wilson
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Despite a Set of Monster RBs, '00&'12 Champs Needs to get to Work

Draft Summary

Someone get Chip Kelly on the line because it's time to make moves. Projected to finish 12th in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,736 points), '00&'12 Champs will have to get creative if they want to reach the postseason. They believe QB is not only the most important position in real life, but also in fantasy, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Russell Wilson (third round) and Andrew Luck (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are one of the best QB tandems in the league.

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Keeper Summary

'00&'12 Champs made use of their only keeper spot to hold on to Rashad Jennings (106.7 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


'00&'12 Champs should use Week 8 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest slates. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for '00&'12 Champs.

Draft Notes

  • QB Controversy?

    '00&'12 Champs may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) and second-drafted QB (Andrew Luck) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Close to the Vest

    '00&'12 Champs was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the '00&'12 Champs roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

  • A Dominating Pair

    '00&'12 Champs has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Brandon Marshall and Mark Ingram) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Anquan Boldin is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) '00&'12 Champs has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Brandon Marshall is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 94 projected catches rank seventh in the league.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    '00&'12 Champs's Stud Signal-Caller

    Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 318 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

    • Michael Floyd, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Rethinking That One

    Michael Floyd went with the 59th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (32nd) and receiving yards (33rd) with 6.3 and 946 respectively.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on '00&'12 Champs, WR and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Kendall Wright
    • Rank 175, ADP 131
    • Terrance Williams
    • Rank 177, ADP 124
    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 157, ADP 130
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 169, ADP 134
  • 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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'00&'12 Champs
1. (11) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
2. (14) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
3. (35) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
4. (38) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
5. (59) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
6. (62) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
7. (83) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
8. (86) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
9. (107) Jared Cook (GB - TE)
10. (110) Kamar Aiken (Bal - WR)
11. (131) Oakland (Oak - DEF)
12. (134) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
13. (155) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
14. (158) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
15. (179) Anquan Boldin (Det - WR)
16. (182) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)

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