Pierre Paul & Mary Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Pierre Paul & Mary Hopefully Isn't Playing for Money

Draft Summary

Maybe Pierre Paul & Mary was out partying with Gronk and autodrafted? Hopefully that's their excuse as they are projected to finish ninth in SigEp AVC 1 League with a record of 5-8-0 (2,134 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Andrew Luck (20th overall), RBs Andre Ellington (44th) and Jonathan Stewart (53rd), and WRs Dez Bryant (5th) and Brandin Cooks (29th). They built one of the best QB tandems in the league, as they have Luck and Matthew Stafford on the roster.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Schedule

Week 9 might require some waiver-wire magic from Pierre Paul & Mary. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Pierre Paul & Mary.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Pierre Paul & Mary, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Joique Bell) and fourth-ranked (Knile Davis) RBs.

  • Carrying the Load

    Pierre Paul & Mary has four above-average positions with QB and WR projected to lead the way.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Pierre Paul & Mary grabbed a sleeper in Austin Seferian-Jenkins with pick No. 173.

  • Insider Trading?

    Knile Davis is owned in only 4% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Pierre Paul & Mary has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Dez Bryant was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Pierre Paul & Mary is No Photographer

    But they can picture a fantasy championship with Andrew Luck projected to put up 392 points this year.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    How Rebellious of You

    Pierre Paul & Mary said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Andre Ellington).

    • M. Bennett, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    A Big, Strong Threat

    Martellus Bennett ranks fifth in the SigEp AVC 1 League among TEs with 149 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Pierre Paul & Mary could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

    • Pierre Garcon, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 77
    Trigger Happy

    With their seventh-round pick, Pierre Paul & Mary pulled the trigger. They drafted Pierre Garcon at pick number 77 despite an ADP of just 112.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

RB and K are projected to be the worst units for Pierre Paul & Mary.

    • Chris Johnson
    • Rank 210, ADP 115
    • Montee Ball
    • Rank 275, ADP 118
    • Matt Prater
    • Rank 211, ADP 115
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 219, ADP 144
  • 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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Pierre Paul & Mary
1. (5) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (20) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
3. (29) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (44) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
5. (53) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
6. (68) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
7. (77) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
8. (92) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
9. (101) Stevie Johnson (SD - WR)
10. (116) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
11. (125) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
12. (140) David Cobb (Ten - RB)
13. (149) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
14. (164) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
15. (173) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB - TE)
16. (188) Knile Davis (KC - RB)
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