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    Action Jackson Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Action Jackson Has a Stacked Squad

    Draft Summary

    Whether or not Action Jackson was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by Action Jackson that led to a season projection of 10-4-0 (1,347 points) and a second-place finish in Yahoo Public 795587 League. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Antonio Brown (third round), Victor Cruz (fourth round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fifth round). They put together one of the most prolific groups of RBs in the league, as they added Eddie Lacy, DeMarco Murray, and Trent Richardson.

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

    Schedule

    Week 10 would be a good opportunity for Action Jackson to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the weakest schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Action Jackson also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Action Jackson will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Cordarrelle Patterson), fourth- (Eric Decker), and fifth-ranked (Rueben Randle) wideouts.

    • Positional Fortitude

      Action Jackson has four positions that are stronger than league average. While DEF, K, and WR are projected to be good, RB is the best on Action Jackson.

    • Fantasy Fútbol

      This is the American version, folks. Action Jackson elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • Team of Champions?

      Action Jackson 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: Eddie Lacy, DeMarco Murray, and Antonio Brown.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      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.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      Old Fashioned

      Action Jackson stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and DeMarco Murray before targeting other positions.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      168 Excuses to Cheer for Antonio Brown

      Brown ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 795587 League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.

      • Victor Cruz, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 36
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Victor Cruz is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 88 projected catches rank seventh in the league.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 45
      Rethinking That One

      Cordarrelle Patterson went with the 45th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (42nd) and receiving yards (39th) with 5.6 and 909 respectively.

    Best Available

    Action Jackson is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and QB), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

      • Heath Miller
      • Rank 148, ADP 135
      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 154, ADP 138
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 172, ADP 138
      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
    • 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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    Action Jackson
    1. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (16) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (25) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (36) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (45) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    6. (56) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    7. (65) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
    8. (76) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    9. (85) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (96) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    11. (105) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    12. (116) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    13. (125) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    14. (136) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
    15. (145) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
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