Yahoo Public 853570 (ID# 853570)

eli's Rad Team Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, eli's Rad Team Is Loaded with Talent

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, eli's Rad Team didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 9-5-0 (1,351) record and third-place finish in Yahoo Public 853570 League. 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 Julio Jones (third round), Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round), and Wes Welker (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring RB duo in the league, as they have Jamaal Charles and Andre Ellington on the roster.

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Schedule

Ever wonder what exactly was inside the brief case in Pulp Fiction? eli's Rad Team should use Week 4 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for eli's Rad Team.

Draft Notes

  • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 4?

    eli's Rad Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.

  • Close to the Vest

    eli's Rad Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the eli's Rad Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    eli's Rad Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Don't Get Too Defensive Over This

    But eli's Rad Team drafted Denver with the 82nd pick, even though their ADP is only 99.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Charles is ranked second in the league with 1,723 all-purpose yards.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

    Andre Ellington is projected to finish sixth in the league with 1,503 total yards (1,032 rushing, 471 receiving).

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Yahoo Public 853570 League overlooked a gem, and eli's Rad Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 59
    Was the 59th Pick the Right Time for Andrew Luck?

    eli's Rad Team apparently believes it is. The Colts' quarterback is projected to have 295 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 62
    A Big, Strong Weapon

    Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Yahoo Public 853570 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

eli's Rad Team is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and DEF), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 173, ADP 120
    • Dwayne Allen
    • Rank 175, ADP 135
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 177, ADP 123
    • Jermichael Finley
    • Rank 181, ADP 119
  • 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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eli's Rad Team
1. (2) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (19) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
3. (22) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
4. (39) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
5. (42) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
6. (59) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
7. (62) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (79) Matt Prater (Det - K)
9. (82) Denver (Den - DEF)
10. (99) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
11. (102) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
12. (119) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
13. (122) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
14. (139) Tim Wright (NE - TE)
15. (142) Jay Feely (Ari - K)
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