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    Big Blue Draft Report Card


    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Big Blue Has a Great Team if Their Goal is to Finish Dead-Ass Last

    Draft Summary

    Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well guess what, Big Blue, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Big Blue is expected to finish ninth in LiAus League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,262 points). The plan by Big Blue to load up on running backs was a good one, they just didn't choose the right ones. Their RBs are projected to average 131 points this season, fewer than the league average of 150. They put together the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Victor Cruz, Andre Johnson, Wes Welker, and Greg Jennings for their rotation.

    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

    Big Blue took advantage of their only keeper slot to hold on to Greg Olsen (61.7 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


    Big Blue should use Week 10 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the toughest slate. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Big Blue also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Shouldering the Burden?

      Big Blue has three above-average positions on their roster: TE, WR, and QB.

    • Senior Citizen Discount

      With an average of 9.4 years of NFL experience, Big Blue is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

    • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

      Big Blue is a believer in the hopes of the Houston Texans this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

    • Full Control Early On

      Big Blue began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Big Blue has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and Knowshon Moreno) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Big Blue chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    Player Analysis

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Mr. Do-It-All

      Arian Foster is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,432 total yards (1,054 rushing, 377 receiving).

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Drew Brees is projected to rack up 322 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.

      • Andre Johnson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Andre Johnson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

      • Wes Welker, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 53
      Was Wes Welker the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 53?

      Big Blue apparently thinks so. The Broncos' wideout is projected to have 135 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

      • Steven Jackson, RB
      • Round 7, Pick 68
      Apparently ADP is Overrated

      With their seventh-round pick, Big Blue pulled the trigger. They took Steven Jackson at pick number 68 despite an ADP of just 107.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    With three below-average positions on Big Blue, RB and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 123
      • Pierre Thomas
      • Rank 100, ADP 108
      • Kansas City Defanse
      • Rank 185, ADP 77
      • Chicago Defanse
      • Rank 212, ADP 121
    • 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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    Big Blue
    1. (8) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    2. (13) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (28) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    4. (33) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (48) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    6. (53) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    7. (68) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    8. (73) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
    9. (88) Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
    10. (93) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    11. (108) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
    12. (113) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
    13. (128) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    14. (133) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    15. (148) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
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