Jim's Team Draft Report Card


With Too Many Reaches Early, Jim's Team Will Be Alone at the Bottom

Draft Summary

Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking sixth overall, Jim's Team is projected to land in ninth place in VBowl League with a record of 2-12-0 (2,187 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (26th overall), RB Jeremy Hill (15th), WR Amari Cooper (35th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (6th) within the first five rounds. They have the highest-scoring TE duo in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Julius Thomas 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.


Jim's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Jim's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Jim's Team is stacked at TE, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

  • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

    The GM of Jim's Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Jim's Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) and second-drafted QB (Tony Romo) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With eight "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Jim's Team is looking for dependable help.

  • You Almost Got It Right

    The top half of the Jim's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    Jim's Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    A Threat in the Modern Age, Similar to "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 268 projected fantasy points.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good

    It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU led all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    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 Jim's Team.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 35
    Oakland's New Toy

    And now Jim's Team gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.

    • Ameer Abdullah, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    A Bit of a Reach

    Jim's Team went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Ameer Abdullah has an ADP of 81.3, but he was grabbed at pick No. 46. Patience is a virtue, Jim's Team.

Best Available

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

    • David Cobb
    • Rank 106, ADP 125
    • Duke Johnson Jr.
    • Rank 115, ADP 125
    • Detroit Defense
    • Rank 233, ADP 137
    • Cleveland Defense
    • Rank 235, 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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Jim's Team
1. (6) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (15) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
3. (26) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
4. (35) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
5. (46) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
6. (55) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
7. (66) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
8. (75) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
9. (86) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
10. (95) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
11. (106) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
12. (115) Matt Prater (Det - K)
13. (126) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
14. (135) Mike Nugent (Cin - K)
15. (146) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
16. (155) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
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