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Blind Squirrels Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Blind Squirrels Needs Help

Draft Summary

The GM of Blind Squirrels took the second overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. Blind Squirrels will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish seventh in isotopes League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,224 points). With three RBs on the roster, Blind Squirrels has quality and quantity at that spot; their RBs are projected to average 192 points this season, more than the league average of 169. They landed the highest-scoring RB pair in the league, as they added LeSean McCoy and Montee Ball to the team.

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

Schedule

While Week 4 has the most players on bye for Blind Squirrels (three), Week 7 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average slate. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, Blind Squirrels also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Team of Champions?

    Blind Squirrels is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: LeSean McCoy, Jordy Nelson, and Julius Thomas.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    Blind Squirrels knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Big D

    Blind Squirrels elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

Player Analysis

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,645 all-purpose yards.

    • Montee Ball, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    Traditionalist

    Blind Squirrels stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Montee Ball right off the bat.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    169 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

    Nelson ranks ninth in the isotopes League among WRs with 169 projected fantasy points.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of isotopes League overlooked a gem, and Blind Squirrels made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julius Thomas.

    • Nick Foles, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 59
    TDs Like a Boss

    Although he ranks outside the top-20 in projected passing yards (21st with 3,953), Nick Foles is expected to land fifth in the NFL in TD passes with 30.2.

Best Available

QB and TE are projected to be the worst units for Blind Squirrels.

    • Ryan Tannehill
    • Rank 138, ADP 134
    • Josh McCown
    • Rank 141, ADP 134
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 157, ADP 133
    • Garrett Graham
    • Rank 161, ADP 137
  • 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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Blind Squirrels
1. (2) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
2. (19) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
3. (22) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (39) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
5. (42) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
6. (59) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
7. (62) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
8. (79) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
9. (82) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
10. (99) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
11. (102) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
12. (119) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
13. (122) Houston (Hou - DEF)
14. (139) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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