Mr. Pickles Draft Report Card

B
Grade

With Multiple Eagles, Tebow 2016 Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Tebow 2016 put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with a 7-7-0 (1,550) record in The Year of Ricky's Downfall League, which will be good enough for fourth. With their first five picks, Tebow 2016 aimed for balance, selecting QB Peyton Manning (29th overall), RBs C.J. Anderson (13th) and DeMarco Murray (20th), and WRs Antonio Brown (4th) and Emmanuel Sanders (36th). They built the top group of WRs in the league, as they have Brown, Sanders, Keenan Allen, and Jordan Matthews for their rotation.

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Schedule

Tebow 2016 should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 8. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Tebow 2016 has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Lots of Brotherly Love

    The fantasy hopes of Tebow 2016 rely heavily on the fortunes of Philly's offense, as they have four Eagles on their roster.

  • Shouldering the Burden?

    Tebow 2016 has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, QB, and WR.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Tebow 2016 might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Peyton Manning) and second-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Tebow 2016 roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 7).

  • Team of Champions

    Tebow 2016 assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, six of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Antonio Brown, C.J. Anderson, and DeMarco Murray.

  • Full Control Early On

    Tebow 2016 began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Tebow 2016 Found Their WR1

    Brown paced all wideouts with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards last season. Only Demaryius Thomas (184) got more targets than Brown's 181, and only Dez Bryant (16) had more TDs than Brown's 13.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Advanced Math

    If Tebow 2016 had a nickel for every time C.J. Anderson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 304 nickels.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 20
    DeMarco Da Man

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Running Back (Le'Veon Bell) showed up on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 29
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and fifth in passing yards.

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 36
    Denver Dynamite

    A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. The secret is out, but Tebow 2016 obviously knows this WR2 is as good a bet as any to post WR1-esque numbers.

Best Available

There are three positions that Tebow 2016 could look to improve, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 124, ADP 134
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 130, ADP 131
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 207, ADP 114
    • Kansas City Defense
    • Rank 209, ADP 127
  • 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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Mr. Pickles
1. (4) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (13) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
3. (20) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
4. (29) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
5. (36) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
6. (45) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
7. (52) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
8. (61) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
9. (68) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
10. (77) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
11. (84) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
12. (93) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
13. (100) Cody Parkey (Phi - K)
14. (109) Nelson Agholor (Phi - WR)
15. (116) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
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