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Friar Tucks Draft Report Card

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Adrian Peterson
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Devonta Freeman
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Jordy Nelson
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Friar Tucks Will be a Tough Team

Draft Summary

Friar Tucks is projected to finish sixth in The River DFW League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,522 points). While that is pretty good, pretty good wasn't enough for John Fox in Denver, and it shouldn't be for you. If you're not first, you're last. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Jordy Nelson (third round), Donte Moncrief (fourth round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). They put together the best group of RBs in the league, as they have Adrian Peterson, Devonta Freeman, and Arian Foster to lead the way.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Friar Tucks has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the hardest schedules. Corresponding with the second-most taxing overall schedule, Friar Tucks also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Friar Tucks, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Devonta Freeman) and third-ranked (Arian Foster) RBs is significant.

  • Carrying the Load

    Friar Tucks has a trio of above-average positions leading the way (RB, DEF, and QB).

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Friar Tucks might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Golden Handcuff

    Friar Tucks hedged their bets by scooping up Jerick McKinnon in the 14th round to back up Adrian Peterson, his Vikings teammate (a first-round selection).

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Friar Tucks has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Adrian Peterson and Devonta Freeman) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

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

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Feed Thy Beast

    Adrian Peterson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish second in the league with 335 touches.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Old Fashioned

    Friar Tucks stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Adrian Peterson and Devonta Freeman before targeting other positions.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    The Alchemist

    Friar Tucks chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • Donte Moncrief, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fourth-round pick, Friar Tucks pulled the trigger. They took Donte Moncrief at pick number 41 despite an ADP of just 57 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Michael Floyd, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 56
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 56th overall, Michael Floyd isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (32nd with 6.4) or receiving yards (32nd with 947).

Best Available

Friar Tucks has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Tajae Sharpe
    • Rank 126, ADP 126
    • Rishard Matthews
    • Rank 144, ADP 132
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 210, ADP 95
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 217, ADP 137
  • 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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Friar Tucks
1. (8) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (17) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
3. (32) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (41) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
5. (56) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
6. (65) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
7. (80) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
8. (89) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
9. (104) Tavon Austin (LA - WR)
10. (113) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
11. (128) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
12. (137) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
13. (152) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
14. (161) Jerick McKinnon (Min - RB)
15. (176) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)

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