Yahoo Public 780720 (ID# 780720)

cassie's Team Draft Report Card

B-
Grade

With a Projected Finish of Sixth, cassie's Team Is Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the third overall pick, the expectations were high for cassie's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre sixth-place finish in Yahoo Public 780720 League at 7-7-0 (1,316 points). With their first five picks, cassie's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (18th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (3rd) and Rashad Jennings (38th), and WRs Julio Jones (23rd) and Cordarrelle Patterson (43rd). They put together one of the worst tandems of TEs in the league, as they have Kyle Rudolph and Garrett Graham.

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Schedule

While Week 10 has the most players on bye for cassie's Team (six), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging slates. Along with having the second-most demanding overall schedule, cassie's Team also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    In Week 10, both Kyle Rudolph and Garrett Graham will be on bye for cassie's Team.

  • Up and Comers

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

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    cassie's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Justin Hunter, cassie's Team pounced on him at pick No. 123.

  • Mr. Irrelevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Indianapolis with the 143rd pick gave cassie's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Lacy is ranked 10th in the league with 1,541 all-purpose yards.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    cassie's Team's Stud Signal-Caller

    Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 325 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Yahoo Public 780720 League overlooked a gem, and cassie's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Julio Jones.

    • R. Jennings, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

    According to projections, Rashad Jennings will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (21st with 5.8) and yards (22nd with 830). Seems like cassie's Team just went with their gut on this one.

    • C. Patterson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 43
    Rethinking That One

    Cordarrelle Patterson may not justify his 43rd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (39th with 909) and TDs (42nd with 5.6).

Best Available

cassie's Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • New York Defanse
    • Rank 240, ADP 123
    • Miami Defanse
    • Rank 242, ADP 124
    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 173, ADP 120
    • Dwayne Allen
    • Rank 175, ADP 135
  • 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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cassie's Team
1. (3) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (18) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (23) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
4. (38) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
5. (43) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
6. (58) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
7. (63) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
8. (78) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
9. (83) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
10. (98) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
11. (103) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
12. (118) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
13. (123) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
14. (138) Garrett Graham (Hou - TE)
15. (143) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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