As Ricky Bobby's dad once told him, "If you ain't first you're last." Aurora Ghetto Kidz really took that message to heart as they're projected to finish near the bottom of Kick Rocks League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,417). While they'll try to blame their poor season on the bad draft slot, the other GMs will know Aurora Ghetto Kidz simply just dropped the ball. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Cam Newton (37th overall), RB Eddie Lacy (12th), WR DeSean Jackson (36th), and TE Jimmy Graham (13th) within the first five rounds. They have the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Jackson, Marques Colston, and Eric Decker.
Aurora Ghetto Kidz decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Aurora Ghetto Kidz 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 entire season, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Aurora Ghetto Kidz has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Aurora Ghetto Kidz is stacked at TE, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Aurora Ghetto Kidz chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Team of Champions
Aurora Ghetto Kidz is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Eddie Lacy, Jimmy Graham, and DeSean Jackson).
Aurora Ghetto Kidz Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Shonn Greene at pick 132 was just a bit of a stretch. Greene is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 12
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,538 total yards.
Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 2, Pick 13
Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.
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- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 4, Pick 37
Cam Newton isn't projected to be in the NFL's top-15 in either passing yards (24th with 3,540) or TDs (23rd with 20.8), but Aurora Ghetto Kidz still snagged him with the 37th pick.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 6, Pick 61
With their sixth-round pick, Aurora Ghetto Kidz pulled the trigger. They took Emmanuel Sanders at pick number 61 despite an ADP of just 103.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was Defense the Best Choice at Pick No. 84?
- Arizona, DEF
- Round 7, Pick 84
Aurora Ghetto Kidz apparently thinks so. Arizona's Defense is projected to earn 271 points this year, after putting up 244 last season.
There are four positions that Aurora Ghetto Kidz could look to improve, including WR and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Brian Hartline
- Rank 117, ADP 130
- Josh Gordon
- Rank 119, ADP 123
- Johnny Manziel
- Rank 136, ADP 129
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 138, ADP 137
Bye Week Points LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."