Tell That to RainMan Draft Report Card


Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Tell That to RainMan Is a Team to Watch

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Tell That to RainMan didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 6-6-1 (2,073) record and fifth-place finish in SigEp AVC 1 League. They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Le'Veon Bell (first round), LeSean McCoy (second round), and Arian Foster (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Tell That to RainMan, as they are the best group of RBs in the league.

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Week 9 may cause some frustration for Tell That to RainMan, as their top two projected scorers (Cam Newton and New York) will be relaxing at home that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Tell That to RainMan will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • The Best Strength is a Good Weakness

    The strongest projected unit on Tell That to RainMan is RB; however, it's ranked below the league-average projection for that group.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Tell That to RainMan will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Coby Fleener) and only K (Adam Vinatieri) will both be off that week.

  • Golden Handcuff

    Tell That to RainMan hedged their bets by scooping up DeAngelo Williams in the 12th round to back up Le'Veon Bell, his Steelers teammate (a first-round selection).

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Tell That to RainMan chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Team of Champions

    Tell That to RainMan 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 (Le'Veon Bell, Jeremy Maclin, and Arian Foster).

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Tell That to RainMan got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Cam Newton (102nd overall pick vs. ADP of 70.5).

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Advanced Math

    If Tell That to RainMan had a nickel for every time Le'Veon Bell is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 312 nickels.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 19

    Tell That to RainMan stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Le'Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy right off the bat.

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 43
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Jeremy Maclin with the 43rd pick, even though his ADP is only 69.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 54
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of SigEp AVC 1 League overlooked a gem, and Tell That to RainMan made the highest value pick of the round by taking Arian Foster.

    • Eric Decker, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 78
    Was Eric Decker Worth it at Pick No. 78?

    Tell That to RainMan sure hopes so. The Jets' WR is projected to get 165 points this year, just a bit better than last season.

Best Available

While Tell That to RainMan is expected to be weak across six positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Josh Hill
    • Rank 147, ADP 131
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 150, ADP 134
    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 161, ADP 119
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 171, ADP 127
  • 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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Tell That to RainMan
1. (6) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (19) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
3. (30) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
4. (43) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
5. (54) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
6. (67) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
7. (78) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
8. (91) Darren McFadden (Dal - RB)
9. (102) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
10. (115) Percy Harvin (Buf - WR)
11. (126) Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
12. (139) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
13. (150) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
14. (163) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
15. (174) New York (NYJ - DEF)
16. (187) Fred Jackson (Sea - RB)
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