Pigs Do Fly Draft Report Card

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Grade

With a Projected Finish of Fourth, Pigs Do Fly Is a Team to Watch

Draft Summary

Pigs Do Fly parlayed a solid draft slot (third overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-5-0 (1,488 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Hansen Better Halves League. With their first five picks, Pigs Do Fly aimed for balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (19th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (3rd) and Mark Ingram (30th), and WRs Julio Jones (14th) and Andre Johnson (35th). They have one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Jones, Julian Edelman, Johnson, and DeSean Jackson for their rotation.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Pigs Do Fly 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 more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Pigs Do Fly.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Pigs Do Fly will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Travis Kelce), only K (Steven Hauschka), and only DEF (Houston) will all be on bye that week.

  • Shouldering the Burden

    Pigs Do Fly has five above-average positions with RB and DEF projected to lead the way.

  • Risk Averse

    Pigs Do Fly minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 12 picks.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Pigs Do Fly chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Mr. Relevant

    Pigs Do Fly scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Jonathan Stewart at pick number 94.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Feed Thy Beast

    Eddie Lacy will get the ball early and often, projected to finish third in the league with 329 touches.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Hopping for Julio

    Jones was the lone NFL player to log 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 19
    Pigs Do Fly's Stud Signal-Caller

    Tom Brady is projected to rack up 209 points this year, enough to rank fourth among all QBs.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 30
    TD Vulture

    Despite ranking just 24th with 926 projected rushing yards, Mark Ingram is expected to break the plane 9.7 times to place fourth in the NFL in rushing TDs.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 35
    Doling Out Nightmares

    Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.4 receiving TDs.

Best Available

K, the only below-average position on Pigs Do Fly, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

    • Dan Carpenter
    • Rank 198, ADP 88
    • Mason Crosby
    • Rank 205, ADP 101
    • Matt Prater
    • Rank 211, ADP 113
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 219, ADP 144
  • 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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Pigs Do Fly
1. (3) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (14) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (19) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
4. (30) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
5. (35) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
6. (46) Houston (Hou - DEF)
7. (51) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
8. (62) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
9. (67) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
10. (78) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
11. (83) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
12. (94) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
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