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Slow Cosby Draft Report Card

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Todd Gurley
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Le'Veon Bell
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Mark Ingram
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Slow Cosby Will Be Alone at the Bottom

Draft Summary

It was almost too hard to watch as Slow Cosby took the third pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 4-10-0 (1,741), bad enough for an eighth-place finish in The Leauge League. RB depth won't be the issue this season as Slow Cosby loaded up, drafting Todd Gurley (3rd overall), Le'Veon Bell (18th), and Mark Ingram (23rd) with their first three selections. A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Slow Cosby should use Week 8 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Slow Cosby also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Slow Cosby will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Chandler Catanzaro) and only DEF (Cincinnati) will both be on bye that week.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Slow Cosby chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Team of Champions

    Slow Cosby is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including Todd Gurley, Mark Ingram, and Gary Barnidge.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Slow Cosby grabbed a sleeper in Robert Griffin III with pick No. 158.

  • Gary the Great

    Drafting for last year's results is risky, but Barnidge did rank second among TEs for targets (125), third for receptions (79), fourth for yardage (1,043), and fourth for TDs (nine).

  • Insider Trading?

    Robert Griffin III is owned in only 7% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Slow Cosby has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    No RB by Committee Here

    Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Slow Cosby should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 345 projected touches this year.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    Returning to Excellence

    He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Feed Thy Beast

    Mark Ingram will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish 10th in the league with 283 touches.

    • L. Murray, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 58
    Was Latavius Murray the Best Choice at Pick No. 58?

    Slow Cosby apparently thinks so. The Raiders' RB is projected to have 158 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last season.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 63
    A Bit of a Reach

    Slow Cosby went out on a limb with their seventh-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Arian Foster has an ADP of 85.3, but he was grabbed at pick No. 63. Patience is a virtue, Slow Cosby.

Best Available

Slow Cosby has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with QB being the most immediate need.

    • Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Rank 126, ADP 127
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 147, ADP 122
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 149, ADP 116
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 158, ADP 118
  • 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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Slow Cosby
1. (3) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (18) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (23) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (38) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (43) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
6. (58) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
7. (63) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
8. (78) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
9. (83) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
10. (98) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
11. (103) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
12. (118) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
13. (123) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
14. (138) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)
15. (143) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
16. (158) Robert Griffin III (Cle - QB)

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