THE MEAN SARDINE Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish 10th, Chocolate star fish Has a Great Team if Their Goal is to Finish Dead-Ass Last

Draft Summary

What's important Chocolate star fish is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. Chocolate star fish is expected to finish 10th in Labor Pains League with a record of 0-13-0 (1,856 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (37th overall), RB Eddie Lacy (4th), WR Alshon Jeffery (24th), and TE Greg Olsen (44th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Jeffery, DeVante Parker, Breshad Perriman, and Marvin Jones on their team.

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


While Week 7 has the most players on bye for Chocolate star fish (four), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Chocolate star fish.

Draft Notes

  • QB Controversy?

    Chocolate star fish may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) and second-drafted QB (Ryan Tannehill) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Starting Slowly

    Chocolate star fish got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Marvin Jones, Chocolate star fish pounced on him at pick No. 117.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Marvin Jones is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Chocolate star fish has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Feed Thy Beast

    Eddie Lacy will get the ball early and often, projected to finish third in the league with 329 touches.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Old Fashioned

    Chocolate star fish stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and DeMarco Murray before targeting other positions.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Labor Pains League overlooked a gem, and Chocolate star fish made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Alshon Jeffery.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Knowing When to Tuck it in and Run

    He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Chocolate star fish.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    Outstanding Olsen

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Tight End (Gronkowski) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Greg Olsen last year.

Best Available

Chocolate star fish has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • John Brown
    • Rank 82, ADP 110
    • Torrey Smith
    • Rank 91, ADP 110
    • New England Defense
    • Rank 194, ADP 92
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 207, 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. (4) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (17) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
3. (24) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (37) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (44) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (57) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
7. (64) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
8. (77) Breshad Perriman (Bal - WR)
9. (84) Denver (Den - DEF)
10. (97) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
11. (104) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
12. (117) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
13. (124) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
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