NC Jumbos Draft Report Card


Led by a Talented WR Corps, NC Jumbos Will Destroy This League

Draft Summary

NC Jumbos took advantage of the top pick in the draft and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. While the rest of the league runs and hides, NC Jumbos is projected to finish first in stanly docs League at 11-3-0 (1,526 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Dez Bryant (first round), Demaryius Thomas (second round), and Amari Cooper (fourth round). This group will have to produce in order for NC Jumbos to have a good season, as they are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.

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While Week 6 has the most players on bye for NC Jumbos (four), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest slates. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for NC Jumbos.

Draft Notes

  • Positional Fortitude

    NC Jumbos has four positions that are better than league average. While DEF, WR, and QB are projected to be good, TE is the strongest on NC Jumbos.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    NC Jumbos drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Demaryius Thomas, Seattle, and Drew Brees).

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    NC Jumbos will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Steven Hauschka) and only DEF (Seattle) will both be on bye that week.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    NC Jumbos nabbed a sleeper in Tyler Lockett with pick No. 169.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, NC Jumbos chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    NC Jumbos was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (Drew Brees, Martellus Bennett, and Demaryius Thomas).

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for NC Jumbos to encourage the stanly docs League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Dez Bryant and his 87 projected catches (ranked 10th in the NFL).

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    The Man at Mile-High

    With Eric Decker out of the mix, Thomas received a league-high 184 targets last season. Expect more from Peyton's favorite weapon in 2015.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    How Rebellious of You

    NC Jumbos said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Mark Ingram).

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Oakland's New Toy

    And now NC Jumbos gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, NC Jumbos got a steal in snatching Drew Brees in the fifth round (49th overall pick vs. ADP of 35.5).

Best Available

K and RB are expected to be the weakest positions for NC Jumbos and a potential area of need.

    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 219, ADP 144
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 225, ADP 146
    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 94, ADP 107
    • David Cobb
    • Rank 106, ADP 125
  • 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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NC Jumbos
1. (1) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (24) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
3. (25) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (48) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
5. (49) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (72) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
7. (73) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
8. (96) Charles Johnson (Min - WR)
9. (97) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
10. (120) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
11. (121) Darren McFadden (Dal - RB)
12. (144) Brian Quick (StL - WR)
13. (145) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
14. (168) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
15. (169) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
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