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    Pops Rookies Draft Report Card


    Despite a Formidable Set of WRs, Pops Should Have Autodrafted

    Draft Summary

    Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (seventh overall), Pops can use their poor draft position as an excuse for why they choked. This team strikes fear in the heart of no one, with a projected record of 3-11-0 (1,229 points). They're probably going to finish 10th in LiAus League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (7th overall), RB Rashad Jennings (34th), WR Dez Bryant (14th), and TE Julius Thomas (27th) within the first five rounds. They have the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Jennings, Trent Richardson, Bishop Sankey, and Andre Williams on their roster.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Keeper Summary

    Pops made use of their only keeper slot to hold on to Torrey Smith (58.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


    Pops can chalk up Week 11 as a loss. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Pops.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Pops will need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 11, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Dez Bryant, Torrey Smith, and Eric Decker) will all be on bye that week.

    • Highlight Reel

      Pops is loaded at QB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

    • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

      Pops is a believer in the hopes of the New York Giants this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

    • Risky Business

      It appears that Pops likes to gamble, as they took chances on six volatile selections.

    • Golden Handcuff

      Pops hedged their bets by scooping up Andre Williams in the ninth round to back up Rashad Jennings, his Giants teammate (a fourth-round selection).

    • Going Out with a Whimper

      Pops didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    Player Analysis

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Dez Bryant, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      It's Normal to Have Those Feelings at Your Age

      Terrell Owens once said "I love me some me." While T.O. falls in love with himself, Pops is head over heels for Dez Bryant, who's projected to lead all WRs with 205 fantasy points.

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      Raising Trophies?

      Winning the championship for dummies: Step 1, create team. Step 2, draft Julius Thomas. He was the 10th-most-owned player by championship teams last season.

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 34
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Pops didn't grab their first RB (Rashad Jennings) until the fourth round.

      • Bishop Sankey, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      That Just Happened

      Why can't I find Bishop Sankey on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

    Best Available

    There are four positions that Pops could look to improve, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Kansas City Defanse
      • Rank 185, ADP 77
      • Chicago Defanse
      • Rank 212, ADP 121
      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 133, ADP 129
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 137, ADP 133
    • 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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    Pops Rookies
    1. (7) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    2. (14) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
    3. (27) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    4. (34) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    5. (47) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    6. (54) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    7. (67) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    8. (74) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    9. (87) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    10. (94) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    11. (107) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    12. (114) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
    13. (127) Jace Amaro (NYJ - TE)
    14. (134) New York (NYJ - DEF)
    15. (147) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
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