Show me those TD'S Draft Report Card

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With Too Many Reaches Early, Show me those TD'S Probably Has Draft Regrets

Draft Summary

Show me those TD'S got saddled with a late draft position (eighth overall) and didn't respond. The poor draft slot will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in 11th place in BLACK OPS League with a record of 2-12-0 (4,702 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (8th overall), RB Melvin Gordon (44th), WR Julian Edelman (32nd), and TE Jimmy Graham (20th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Edelman, Brandon Marshall, Marques Colston, and Kevin White for their rotation.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Show me those TD'S has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most challenging schedule. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Show me those TD'S also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Potent Potential

    Kevin White and Virgil Green are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for Show me those TD'S.

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Virgil Green at pick 188 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Green is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Rare Company for Roethlisberger

    Big Ben joined Aaron Rodgers as the only QBs to eclipse 4,000 yards and average at least 8.0 yards per attempt last season. He was also one of just four signal-callers to throw for 30+ TDs and have fewer than 10 interceptions on the year.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Graham

    Jimmy Graham is expected to reach paydirt 8.3 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Show me those TD'S to encourage the BLACK OPS League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julian Edelman and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Show me those TD'S didn't grab their first RB (Melvin Gordon) until the fourth round.

    • Antonio Gates, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    A Bit of a Reach

    Show me those TD'S went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Antonio Gates has an ADP of 119, but he was grabbed at pick No. 68. Patience is a virtue, Show me those TD'S.

Best Available

While Show me those TD'S is expected to be weak across four positions, WR is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Eddie Royal
    • Rank 90, ADP 114
    • Stevie Johnson
    • Rank 112, ADP 128
    • Brian Quick
    • Rank 116, ADP 130
    • Kenny Stills
    • Rank 123, ADP 127
  • 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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Show me those TD'S
1. (8) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
2. (20) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
3. (32) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
4. (44) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
5. (56) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
6. (68) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
7. (80) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
8. (92) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
9. (104) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
10. (116) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
11. (128) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
12. (140) Nick Foles (StL - QB)
13. (152) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
14. (164) Wes Welker (StL - WR)
15. (176) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
16. (188) Virgil Green (Den - TE)
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