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PURPLE PASSION Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Dez Bryant
Eddie Lacy
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, PURPLE PASSION Has Look of a Playoff Team

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, PURPLE PASSION didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 9-5-0 (1,112) record and third-place finish in RISE UP League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (45th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (25th) and Devonta Freeman (36th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (5th) and Dez Bryant (16th). They also landed one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they have Beckham Jr., Bryant, and Tyler Lockett on the roster.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.

Keeper Summary

PURPLE PASSION took advantage of their only keeper slot to hold on to Odell Beckham Jr. (2.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the top half of the first round.


Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? PURPLE PASSION should use Week 7 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, PURPLE PASSION also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 5.6 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 7 years).

  • Team of Champions

    PURPLE PASSION is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Odell Beckham Jr., Devonta Freeman, and Gary Barnidge).

  • Big D

    PURPLE PASSION elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in RISE UP League, PURPLE PASSION may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 754 projected return yards, he ranks fifth in the league with 1,607 all-purpose yards.

  • 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).

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Believe in UFOs?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,537 total yards.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Is Being a Fantasy Monster a Crime?

    Because Dez Bryant would be guilty as charged. Bryant is projected to be the fifth-best WR in the league this season.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, PURPLE PASSION didn't grab their first RB (Eddie Lacy) until the third round.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Biggest Steal

    PURPLE PASSION may have found a gem in the fourth round, grabbing Devonta Freeman (36th overall pick vs. ADP of 23.9).

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards.

Best Available

PURPLE PASSION has one weak area, TE, that they may want to improve.

    • Jimmy Graham
    • Rank 135, ADP 121
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 140, ADP 136
    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 146, ADP 138
  • 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. (5) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (16) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (25) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
4. (36) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
5. (45) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (56) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
7. (65) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
8. (76) Carolina (Car - DEF)
9. (85) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
10. (96) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
11. (105) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
12. (116) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
13. (125) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
14. (136) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
15. (145) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)

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