Joseph Stalin Draft Report Card


Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Odell Beckham Stal Probably Has Draft Regrets

Draft Summary

Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well guess what, Odell Beckham Stal, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Odell Beckham Stal is expected to finish 10th in Tom Donovan's Son League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,452 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (11th overall), RB Andre Ellington (38th), WR Calvin Johnson (14th), and TE Jimmy Graham (35th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Ellington, LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Mathews, and Roy Helu Jr.

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Odell Beckham Stal can write off Week 9 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most difficult slates. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Odell Beckham Stal has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Odell Beckham Stal picked up projected top-3 players (Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Graham, and Buffalo).

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Odell Beckham Stal will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only K (Dan Carpenter) and only DEF (Buffalo) will both be on bye that week.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Vernon Davis, Odell Beckham Stal pounced on him at pick No. 155.

  • Biggest Steal

    Odell Beckham Stal may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Eric Decker (107th overall pick vs. ADP of 89.8).

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Terrance Williams is a classic deep-ball weapon, ranking fourth among NFL WRs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (7.4%).

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 635 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Odell Beckham Stal this year.

Player Analysis

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Amazing Aaron

    Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Calvin Johnson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 89 projected catches rank seventh in the league.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Will His Production Drop-Off?

    Odell Beckham Stal sure hopes not. Though he might not put up Saints-esque numbers, Graham is almost certain to be one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets moving forward.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    How Rebellious of You

    Odell Beckham Stal said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Andre Ellington).

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Mighty Maclin

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Maclin last year.

Best Available

RB and K are expected to be the weakest positions for Odell Beckham Stal and a potential area of need.

    • David Cobb
    • Rank 106, ADP 125
    • Knile Davis
    • Rank 177, ADP 126
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 219, ADP 144
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 225, ADP 146
  • 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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Joseph Stalin
1. (11) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
2. (14) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
3. (35) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
4. (38) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
5. (59) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
6. (62) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
7. (83) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
8. (86) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
9. (107) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
10. (110) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
11. (131) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
12. (134) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
13. (155) Vernon Davis (Den - TE)
14. (158) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
15. (179) Roy Helu Jr. (Oak - RB)
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