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    Throwballers Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Loaded With Eagles, Throwballers It Appears is Not Good at Drafting

    Draft Summary

    Picking last, Throwballers built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish last in BNFL League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,844 points). They loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs A.J. Green (second round), Percy Harvin (fifth round), T.Y. Hilton (sixth round), and Jeremy Maclin (seventh round). In spite of that positional emphasis, they landed one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Throwballers should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult slate. In addition to having the most demanding overall schedule, Throwballers also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Hoping It's Not a Fad

      The fantasy hopes of Throwballers rest heavily on the fortunes of Chip Kelly's offensive schemes, as they have four Eagles on their roster.

    • A Dominating Pair

      QB and DEF are both projected to be really solid units for Throwballers.

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Throwballers will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Percy Harvin), fourth- (Sammy Watkins), and fifth-ranked (Brandin Cooks) wideouts.

    • The Best Player Plays

      Throwballers is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.4 years of NFL experience.

    • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

      It appears that Throwballers enjoys gambling, as they took chances on seven "high-risk" picks.

    • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

      Throwballers got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Marshawn Lynch was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      298 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

      Green ranks seventh in the BNFL League among wideouts with 298 projected fantasy points.

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      Like Face Wash for Teenagers

      Throwballers was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Nick Foles at pick number 30 even though his ADP is only 64.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in BNFL League, Throwballers may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,706 all-purpose yards.

      • T.Y. Hilton, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 51
      Was T.Y. Hilton the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 51?

      Throwballers apparently thinks so. The Colts' wideout is projected to have 236 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

    Best Available

    With three below-average positions on Throwballers, WR and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Justin Hunter
      • Rank 108, ADP 123
      • Markus Wheaton
      • Rank 115, ADP 128
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 137, ADP 133
      • Heath Miller
      • Rank 160, ADP 134
    • 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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    Throwballers
    1. (10) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (11) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (30) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    4. (31) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    5. (50) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (51) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    7. (70) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    8. (71) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
    9. (90) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    10. (91) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    11. (110) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    12. (111) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    13. (130) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
    14. (131) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    15. (150) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
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