Despite a Powerful Set of RBs,.'s Standout Team Won't be Writing to Mom About This Draft

Draft Summary

It was almost too hard to watch as.'s Standout Team took the third pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 5-8-0 (1,508), bad enough for an eighth-place finish in Cool Kids League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Jamaal Charles (first round), Mark Ingram (fourth round), and Alfred Morris (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for.'s Standout Team to have a good season, as they are one of the most prolific groups of RBs in the league.

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Week 7 would be a good opportunity for.'s Standout Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the easiest schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule,.'s Standout Team also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    .'s Standout Team will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only TE (Owen Daniels) and only K (Mason Crosby) will both be off that week.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 15 picks,.'s Standout Team is looking for dependable help.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    .'s Standout Team grabbed a sleeper in Carson Palmer with pick No. 123.

  • Single Serving

    Going with just a single TE (Owen Daniels) and K (Mason Crosby),.'s Standout Team opted to add depth at other positions.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Danny Woodhead is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.).'s Standout Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

  • He Can Catch, Too

    Danny Woodhead is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs with 526 projected receiving yards.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,544 total yards.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    The Alchemist

    .'s Standout Team chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.6 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    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.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    TD Vulture

    Despite ranking just 23rd with 926 projected rushing yards, Mark Ingram is expected to break the plane 9.7 times to place second in the NFL in rushing TDs.

    • Alfred Morris, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 43
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Cool Kids League overlooked a gem, and.'s Standout Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Alfred Morris.

Best Available

TE and WR are projected to be the worst units for.'s Standout Team.

    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 127, ADP 134
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 136, ADP 137
    • Stevie Johnson
    • Rank 115, ADP 131
    • Michael Floyd
    • Rank 117, ADP 112
  • 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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1. (3) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (18) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
3. (23) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
4. (38) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
5. (43) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
6. (58) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
7. (63) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
8. (78) Nelson Agholor (Phi - WR)
9. (83) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
10. (98) John Brown (Ari - WR)
11. (103) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
12. (118) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
13. (123) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
14. (138) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
15. (143) Percy Harvin (Buf - WR)
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