Yahoo Public 859797 (ID# 859797)

Derrick's Team Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Projected to Finish Third, Derrick's Team Has Legit Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Derrick's 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 8-6-0 (1,349) record and third-place finish in Yahoo Public 859797 League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (21st overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (1st) and Rashad Jennings (40th), and WRs Julio Jones (20th) and Pierre Garcon (41st). They ended up with one of the worst combos of QBs in the league, as they have Rodgers and Carson Palmer 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

Derrick's Team should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Derrick's Team has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden?

    Derrick's Team has three above-average positions on their roster: TE, WR, and RB.

  • Get Off My Lawn

    With an average of 7.4 years of NFL experience, Derrick's Team is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

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

Player Analysis

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,626 total yards.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Julio Jones was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?

    With 325 projected points, Derrick's Team is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.

    • R. Jennings, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fourth-round pick, Derrick's Team pulled the trigger. They took Rashad Jennings at pick number 40 despite an ADP of just 58.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 60
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time Derrick's Team took Jeremy Maclin WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Maclin was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Derrick's Team, DEF and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • New York Defanse
    • Rank 242, ADP 125
    • Miami Defanse
    • Rank 244, ADP 126
    • Josh McCown
    • Rank 145, ADP 133
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 146, ADP 125
  • 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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Derrick's Team
1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
2. (20) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (21) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
4. (40) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
5. (41) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
6. (60) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
7. (61) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
8. (80) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
9. (81) New England (NE - DEF)
10. (100) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
11. (101) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
12. (120) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
13. (121) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
14. (140) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
15. (141) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
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