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Pure Brexcellence Draft Report Card

A.J. Green
Dez Bryant
Jamaal Charles
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Projected to Finish Third, Pure Brexcellence Will be a Tough Team

Draft Summary

Pure Brexcellence is projected to finish third in Beat the Brits League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,736 points). While that is pretty good, pretty good wasn't enough for John Fox in Denver, and it shouldn't be for you. If you're not first, you're last. If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs A.J. Green (first round), Dez Bryant (second round), and Golden Tate (fifth round). They ended up with one of the bottom groups of RBs in the league, as they have Jamaal Charles, Doug Martin, Charles Sims, and Jay Ajayi on their team.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


Week 8 may cause some frustration for Pure Brexcellence, as their top two projected scorers (Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning) will be resting that weekend. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Pure Brexcellence also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    It's likely that in Week 8, Pure Brexcellence will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Pure Brexcellence might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Eli Manning) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Pure Brexcellence hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.3 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 4.9 years).

  • Big D

    Pure Brexcellence elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Pure Brexcellence grabbed a sleeper in Jay Ajayi with pick No. 131.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Maybe Green Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, A.J. Green was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    184 Excuses to Cheer for Dez Bryant

    Bryant ranks sixth in the Beat the Brits League among wideouts with 184 projected fantasy points.

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Pure Brexcellence didn't grab their first RB (Jamaal Charles) until the third round.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Martin is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank fifth in the NFL with 298 touches.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Rethinking That One

    Golden Tate went with the 50th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (28th) and receiving yards (21st) with 6.9 and 1,036 respectively.

Best Available

If Pure Brexcellence has a desire to make a roster move, TE and RB are areas of need.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 132, ADP 135
    • Jimmy Graham
    • Rank 135, ADP 121
    • Bilal Powell
    • Rank 124, ADP 127
    • James White
    • Rank 147, ADP 124
  • 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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Pure Brexcellence
1. (10) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (11) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (30) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
4. (31) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
5. (50) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (51) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (70) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
8. (71) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
9. (90) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
10. (91) Denver (Den - DEF)
11. (110) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
12. (111) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
13. (130) Charles Sims (TB - RB)
14. (131) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
15. (150) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)
16. (151) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)

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