Patrick's Team Draft Report Card

B-
Grade

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

Draft Summary

The late Maya Angelou once said the greatest gift you can give yourself is forgiveness. Patrick's Team should consider taking that advice to heart after yielding a projected finish of eighth (1-13-0 1,916 points) despite drafting in the 5 slot. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting LeSean McCoy (third round), Melvin Gordon (fourth round), and Darren Sproles (fifth round). Despite that strategy, they ended up with the worst group of RBs in the league.

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

Schedule

Patrick's Team should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 10. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult slates. Patrick's Team has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • A Pair of Strengths

    Patrick's Team has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, TE and QB.

  • Big D

    Patrick's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Single Serving

    Going with just a single TE (Jason Witten) and K (Steven Hauschka), Patrick's Team opted to add depth at other positions.

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing De'Anthony Thomas at pick 85 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Thomas is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Amazing Aaron

    Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Dez Bryant is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank 10th in the league.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Patrick's Team didn't grab their first RB (LeSean McCoy) until the third round.

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 28
    Rarely Seen in the Wild

    With 1,118 projected yards on the ground, Melvin Gordon is an elusive three-down back.

    • Darren Sproles, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 37
    Let Me Check it Again

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

Best Available

While Patrick's Team is expected to be weak across four positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Doug Martin
    • Rank 67, ADP 103
    • Giovani Bernard
    • Rank 80, ADP 100
    • Shane Vereen
    • Rank 92, ADP 119
    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 93, ADP 100
  • 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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Patrick's Team
1. (5) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
2. (12) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (21) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
4. (28) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
5. (37) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
6. (44) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
7. (53) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (60) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
9. (69) Miami (Mia - DEF)
10. (76) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
11. (85) De'Anthony Thomas (KC - WR,RB)
12. (92) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
13. (101) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
14. (108) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
15. (117) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
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