Carson Draft Report Card


Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Carson's Team Has Legit Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

Carson's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-5-0 (1,940 points), they're projected to finish fourth in 'The league' League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (second round), DeAndre Hopkins (fourth round), and Jordan Matthews (fifth round). Carson's Team will rely heavily on this group, as they are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Carson's Team 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 season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Carson's Team has the league's easiest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Carrying the Load

    Carson's Team has five above-average positions with QB and TE projected to lead the way.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Carson's Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Travis Kelce) and only DEF (Houston) will both be idle that week.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Carson's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in 'The league' League, Carson's Team may have found a gem in Jarvis Landry. Including his 1,220 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,182 all-purpose yards.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,547 total yards.

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Finishing With a Bang

    From Week 9 through Week 17, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 17
    Advanced Math

    If Carson's Team had a nickel for every time Jeremy Hill is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 306 nickels.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 33
    A Bit of a Reach

    Carson's Team went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Jordan Matthews has an ADP of 43.4, but he was grabbed at pick No. 33. Patience is a virtue, Carson's Team.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 48
    Is Matt Ryan Religious?

    With 644 projected points, Carson's Team will be hoping Ryan is the answer to their prayers.

Best Available

K, the only subpar position on Carson's Team, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

    • Matt Prater
    • Rank 213, ADP 118
    • Matt Bryant
    • Rank 218, ADP 129
    • Cody Parkey
    • Rank 219, ADP 137
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 221, ADP 145
  • 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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1. (1) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (16) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
3. (17) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
4. (32) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
5. (33) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
6. (48) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
7. (49) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
8. (64) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
9. (65) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
10. (80) Houston (Hou - DEF)
11. (81) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
12. (96) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
13. (97) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
14. (112) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
15. (113) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
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