The Brothers League (ID# 470482)

JJ's L.A. Rams Draft Report Card

C
Grade

Despite a Set of Beast RBs, JJ's L.A. Rams Has Roster Filled with Meh

Draft Summary

JJ's L.A. Rams isn't the best team in the league, but they aren't the worst, and there is something to be said for that. After selecting first overall, they are projected to finish in eighth in The Brothers League at 5-9-0 (1,724 points). With their first five picks, JJ's L.A. Rams focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Andrew Luck (49th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (1st) and Giovani Bernard (24th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (25th) and Larry Fitzgerald (48th). They ended up with the top group of RBs in the league, as they added McCoy, Bernard, Shane Vereen, and Steven Jackson.

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Schedule

JJ's L.A. Rams might as well plan a vacation for Week 4. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. JJ's L.A. Rams has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for JJ's L.A. Rams are RB, QB, and TE.

  • Officially Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the JJ's L.A. Rams roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • A Dominating Duo

    JJ's L.A. Rams has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Bit of a Reach

    JJ's L.A. Rams went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Fred Jackson has an ADP of 117.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 97. Patience is a virtue, JJ's L.A. Rams.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, JJ's L.A. Rams got a steal in the 11th round, when they selected Steven Jackson (121st overall pick vs. ADP of 107).

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Chris Ivory is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) JJ's L.A. Rams has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,626 total yards.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    Old Fashioned

    JJ's L.A. Rams stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking LeSean McCoy and Giovani Bernard before targeting other positions.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for JJ's L.A. Rams to encourage the The Brothers League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Delivering Nightmares

    Larry Fitzgerald will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Take Shelter

    Andrew Luck will be making it rain on defenses this year, and is forecasted to finish 10th in the NFL with 4,072 passing yards.

Best Available

JJ's L.A. Rams has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Tampa Bay Defanse
    • Rank 241, ADP 141
    • New York Defanse
    • Rank 242, ADP 126
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 230, ADP 145
    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 234, ADP 142
  • 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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JJ's L.A. Rams
1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
2. (24) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
3. (25) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (48) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
5. (49) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
6. (72) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
7. (73) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
8. (96) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
9. (97) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
10. (120) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
11. (121) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
12. (144) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
13. (145) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
14. (168) Kenny Stills (NO - WR)
15. (169) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
16. (192) Jay Feely (Ari - K)
17. (193) Jared Cook (StL - TE)
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