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    Big 'Ol Bortles Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Big 'Ol Bortles Has a Legit Squad

    Draft Summary

    Big 'Ol Bortles parlayed a solid draft slot (third overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-5-0 (1,591 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Stampede Blue League 4 League. They put together a three-headed monster in the backfield with their first three picks, selecting Adrian Peterson 3rd overall, followed by Arian Foster in the second round, and Andre Ellington in the third. If these players can play up to expectations, Big 'Ol Bortles can have some success. They are the top group of RBs in the league.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

    Schedule

    Big 'Ol Bortles can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. Their top four projected scorers (Robert Griffin III, Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, and Pierre Garcon) will be off that weekend. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the weakest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Big 'Ol Bortles also has the easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Big 'Ol Bortles, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Andre Ellington) and fourth-ranked (Terrance West) RBs.

    • A Talented Trio

      Big 'Ol Bortles has three above-average positions on their roster (RB, WR, and DEF).

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Big 'Ol Bortles hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • Utter Ridiculousness

      In Week 4, both St. Louis and Arizona will be on bye. Drafting two defenses with the same bye week is a unique strategy, Big 'Ol Bortles.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Big 'Ol Bortles knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Big D

      Big 'Ol Bortles elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 22
      Traditionalist

      Big 'Ol Bortles stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster right off the bat.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      Mr. Do-It-All

      Andre Ellington is projected to finish sixth in the league with 1,503 total yards (1,032 rushing, 471 receiving).

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 51
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 4 League, Big 'Ol Bortles may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 766 projected return yards, he ranks fifth in the league with 1,686 all-purpose yards.

      • Vernon Davis, TE
      • Round 6, Pick 70
      That Just Happened

      Why can't I find Vernon Davis on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

    Best Available

    While Big 'Ol Bortles is expected to be weak across three positions, K is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

      • Jay Feely
      • Rank 220, ADP 144
      • Blair Walsh
      • Rank 224, ADP 118
      • Shaun Suisham
      • Rank 228, ADP 147
      • Graham Gano
      • Rank 237, ADP 146
    • 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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    Big 'Ol Bortles
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (22) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    3. (27) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    4. (46) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    5. (51) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (70) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    7. (75) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
    8. (94) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    9. (99) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    10. (118) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
    11. (123) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    12. (142) Christine Michael (Sea - RB)
    13. (147) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    14. (166) Josh McCown (TB - QB)
    15. (171) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    16. (190) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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