Football Grandmas (ID# 639014)

Ask Jeeves Draft Report Card

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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Ask Jeeves Crushed This Draft

Draft Summary

Watch out. Somebody let Ask Jeeves loose in the draft room. When the smoke cleared, all that was left was an elite squad capable of destroying opponents at will. They are projected to finish second in Football Grandmas League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,489 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Andre Ellington (second round), and Toby Gerhart (fourth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Ask Jeeves will benefit. They are the most prolific group of RBs in the league.

With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

Schedule

Week 9 might require some artful managing from Ask Jeeves. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Ask Jeeves.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Ask Jeeves are RB, WR, and K.

  • Up and Comers

    Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Ask Jeeves may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 6.8 years of NFL experience, Ask Jeeves is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • It's How You Finish

    Ask Jeeves made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Big D

    Ask Jeeves elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank second in the league with 1,724 all-purpose yards.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    Old Fashioned

    Ask Jeeves stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Jamaal Charles and Andre Ellington before targeting other positions.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Football Grandmas League overlooked a gem, and Ask Jeeves made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.

    • Toby Gerhart, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Rarely Seen in the Wild

    With 1,116 projected yards on the ground, Toby Gerhart is an elusive three-down back.

    • V. Jackson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will Vincent Jackson be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,206 receiving yards this year.

Best Available

There are three positions that Ask Jeeves could look to improve, including QB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Johnny Manziel
    • Rank 136, ADP 130
    • Carson Palmer
    • Rank 138, ADP 137
    • Tampa Bay Defanse
    • Rank 241, ADP 141
    • New York Defanse
    • Rank 242, ADP 126
  • 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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Ask Jeeves
1. (2) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (19) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
3. (22) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
4. (39) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
5. (42) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
6. (59) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
7. (62) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
8. (79) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
9. (82) Matt Prater (Den - K)
10. (99) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
11. (102) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
12. (119) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
13. (122) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
14. (139) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
15. (142) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
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