Yahoo Public 875884 (ID# 875884)

itburns ITBURNS Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Projected to Finish Eighth, itburns ITBURNS Should Have Done Their Homework

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for itburns ITBURNS. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected eighth-place finish in Yahoo Public 875884 League at 5-9-0 (1,327 points). With five WRs on the roster, itburns ITBURNS guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 138, their WRs projected average of 136 points this season is not much different than the rest of the wideout groups in the league. They put together one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Antonio Brown, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Torrey Smith.

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Schedule

itburns ITBURNS should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 11. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, itburns ITBURNS also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Talented Trio

    itburns ITBURNS has three above-average positions on their roster (TE, DEF, and RB).

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    itburns ITBURNS must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 11, both Justin Tucker and Nick Folk will be on bye.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    itburns ITBURNS knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Team of Champions?

    itburns ITBURNS is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Eddie Lacy, Antonio Brown, and Julius Thomas.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    itburns ITBURNS grabbed a sleeper in Johnny Manziel with pick No. 136.

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 520 projected rushing yards, Johnny Manziel can channel his inner Vick to help itburns ITBURNS this year.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,538 total yards.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Giovani Bernard was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    168 More Reasons to Appreciate Antonio Brown

    Brown ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 875884 League among WRs with 168 projected fantasy points.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Yahoo Public 875884 League overlooked a gem, and itburns ITBURNS made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julius Thomas.

    • C. Patterson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 875884 League, itburns ITBURNS may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 863 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,866 all-purpose yards.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on itburns ITBURNS, QB and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Carson Palmer
    • Rank 138, ADP 136
    • Josh McCown
    • Rank 145, ADP 133
    • Tavon Austin
    • Rank 121, ADP 131
    • Kenny Stills
    • Rank 129, ADP 131
  • 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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itburns ITBURNS
1. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (16) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
3. (25) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
4. (36) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
5. (45) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
6. (56) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
7. (65) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
8. (76) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
9. (85) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
10. (96) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
11. (105) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
12. (116) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
13. (125) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
14. (136) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
15. (145) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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