Leonardo's Team Draft Report Card

B-
Grade

Despite a Formidable Set of WRs, Leonardo's Team Wet the Bed

Draft Summary

For some the ninth overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for Leonardo's Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Leonardo's Team, resulting in their projected 5-9-0 (1,503) record and eighth-place finish in Yahoo Public 602317 League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (first round), Demaryius Thomas (second round), and Golden Tate (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Leonardo's Team, as they are one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Leonardo's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Leonardo's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    WR is the strongest position for Leonardo's Team, but DEF and K are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • Big D

    Leonardo's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Duo

    Leonardo's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Demaryius Thomas) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Mason Crosby with the 89th pick, even though his ADP is only 108.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Blackjack Beckham

    A 21-year-old rookie who was injured to begin the year, Beckham concluded 2014 with 21 targets in Week 17 against Philadelphia. No other player saw more targets in a single game all season.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    The Man at Mile-High

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas last year.

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    How Rebellious of You

    Leonardo's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Melvin Gordon).

    • Tony Romo, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Was the 52nd Pick the Right Time for Tony Romo?

    Leonardo's Team apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' quarterback is projected to get 288 points this year, just a bit better than last season.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 69
    Was the 69th Pick the Right Time for Julius Thomas?

    Leonardo's Team apparently believes it is. The Jaguars' tight end is projected to put up only 94 points this year, after netting 121 last year.

Best Available

While Leonardo's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 163, ADP 130
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 165, ADP 128
    • Coby Fleener
    • Rank 172, ADP 125
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 181, ADP 131
  • 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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Leonardo's Team
1. (9) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (12) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
3. (29) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
4. (32) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
5. (49) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (52) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
7. (69) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
8. (72) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (89) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
10. (92) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
11. (109) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
12. (112) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
13. (129) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
14. (132) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
15. (149) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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