Yahoo Public 795587 (ID# 795587)

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B+
Grade

Led by a Quality Group of RBs, r's Outstanding Team Will Bury This League

Draft Summary

r's Outstanding Team took advantage of the top pick in the draft and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. While the rest of the league runs and hides, r's Outstanding Team is projected to finish first in Yahoo Public 795587 League at 10-4-0 (1,365 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Alshon Jeffery (third round), Roddy White (fourth round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fifth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are a better-than-average group of WRs.

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

Schedule

r's Outstanding Team should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest schedules. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, r's Outstanding Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    With four better-than-average positions on r's Outstanding Team, RB and QB are projected as especially strong units.

  • QB Controversy?

    r's Outstanding Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) and second-drafted QB (Tom Brady) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    r's Outstanding Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Team of Champions?

    r's Outstanding Team 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, Alshon Jeffery, and Matthew Stafford.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    r's Outstanding Team grabbed a sleeper in Justin Hunter with pick No. 140.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).

Player Analysis

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

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,626 total yards.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Traditionalist

    r's Outstanding Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    175 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 795587 League among WRs with 175 projected fantasy points.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 41
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Larry Fitzgerald was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • M. Stafford, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 60
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, r's Outstanding Team got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Matthew Stafford (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 49).

Best Available

TE and DEF are expected to be the weakest positions for r's Outstanding Team and a potential area of need.

    • Heath Miller
    • Rank 148, ADP 135
    • Garrett Graham
    • Rank 154, ADP 138
    • Baltimore Defanse
    • Rank 233, ADP 144
    • Tampa Bay Defanse
    • Rank 239, ADP 141
  • 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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1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
2. (20) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (21) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (40) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
5. (41) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
6. (60) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
7. (61) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
8. (80) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
9. (81) Matt Prater (Det - K)
10. (100) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
11. (101) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
12. (120) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
13. (121) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
14. (140) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
15. (141) Nick Novak (SD - K)
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