Peachy Keen Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish Fourth, Taint Lickers Will be a Tough Team

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, Taint Lickers didn't want to show up the Sons of Light League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fourth-place in Sons of Light League at 8-6-0 (1,574 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (40th overall), RBs C.J. Anderson (9th) and Lamar Miller (25th), and WRs Antonio Brown (8th) and T.Y. Hilton (24th). They built an above-average group of RBs, as they added Anderson, Miller, Todd Gurley, and Andre Ellington to their roster.

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Taint Lickers should use Week 10 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest slates. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Taint Lickers has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    With four better-than-average positions on Taint Lickers, RB and WR are projected as especially strong units.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Taint Lickers might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Matt Ryan) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Team of Champions?

    Taint Lickers is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Antonio Brown, C.J. Anderson, and T.Y. Hilton.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    Taint Lickers knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • It's How You Finish

    Taint Lickers made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Taint Lickers grabbed a sleeper in Todd Gurley with pick No. 120.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Taint Lickers 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 9
    C.J. Anderson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Taint Lickers should be in decent shape if Anderson gets his 303 projected touches this year.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 25
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Lamar Miller time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 191 projected points.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 40
    Steel-town Signal-Caller

    Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 41
    Giddy for Greg

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.

Best Available

Taint Lickers has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (DEF and K), but DEF is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 77
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 199, ADP 102
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 207, ADP 113
    • Kansas City Defense
    • Rank 209, ADP 126
  • 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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Peachy Keen
1. (8) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (9) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
3. (24) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (25) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
5. (40) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (41) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
7. (56) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
8. (57) Miami (Mia - DEF)
9. (72) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
10. (73) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
11. (88) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
12. (89) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
13. (104) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
14. (105) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
15. (120) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
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