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    Return of the GOAT Draft Report Card


    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Return of the GOAT Would Have Done Better if They Drafted Good Players

    Draft Summary

    Vince Lombardi once said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." Return of the GOAT might not accept winning, but they'll lose anyway. They are expected to finish seventh in La Familia League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,784 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (second round), Jordy Nelson (third round), and Roddy White (fourth round). They ended up with one of the bottom RB combos in the league, as they added LeSean McCoy and Shane Vereen to the team.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.


    Return of the GOAT should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest slate. In addition to having the most demanding overall schedule, Return of the GOAT also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Return of the GOAT will need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Brandon Marshall, Jordy Nelson, and Roddy White) will all be on bye that week.

    • A Dominating Pair

      WR and RB are both projected to be really solid units for Return of the GOAT.

    • A Good Problem to Have?

      Return of the GOAT will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Frank Gore), fourth- (Ben Tate), and fifth-ranked (Fred Jackson) RBs.

    • Return of the GOAT will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Kyle Rudolph) and only K (Nick Novak) will both be off that week.

    • New England Patriots Fan?

      Return of the GOAT reached twice to draft a New England Patriots player.

    • Senior Citizen Discount

      With an average of 7.7 years of NFL experience, Return of the GOAT is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,639 all-purpose yards.

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Return of the GOAT to encourage the La Familia League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 94 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 17
      211 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks ninth in the La Familia League among wideouts with 211 projected fantasy points.

      • Shane Vereen, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 33
      A Bit of a Reach

      Return of the GOAT went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Shane Vereen has an ADP of 86.3, but he was grabbed at pick No. 33. Patience is a virtue, Return of the GOAT.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 48
      Was the 48th Pick the Right Time for Frank Gore?

      Return of the GOAT apparently believes it is. The 49ers' running back is projected to get 172 points this year, after putting up 183 last year.

    Best Available

    While Return of the GOAT is expected to be weak across four positions, TE is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

      • Charles Clay
      • Rank 119, ADP 123
      • Martellus Bennett
      • Rank 120, ADP 118
      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 123, ADP 129
      • Heath Miller
      • Rank 133, ADP 133
    • 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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    Return of the GOAT
    1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (16) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    3. (17) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (32) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    5. (33) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    6. (48) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    7. (49) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    8. (64) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    9. (65) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    10. (80) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    11. (81) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
    12. (96) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    13. (97) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
    14. (112) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    15. (113) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
    16. (128) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    17. (129) Vontaze Burfict (Cin - LB)
    18. (144) Nick Novak (SD - K)
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