The Scab Sniffers Draft Report Card

B
Grade

With a Projected Finish of Third, The Scab Sniffers Is a Team to Watch

Draft Summary

The Scab Sniffers delivered a solid draft performance, taking the third overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 9-5-0 (1,533 points), they're projected to finish third in Dominance League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (3rd overall), RB Matt Forte (19th), WR Julio Jones (14th), and TE Jimmy Graham (30th) within the first five rounds. They put together one of the bottom RB tandems in the league, as they have Forte and Joseph Randle on the team.

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Schedule

The Scab Sniffers should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the softest slates. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for The Scab Sniffers.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, The Scab Sniffers picked up projected top-two players (Andrew Luck, Stephen Gostkowski, and Jimmy Graham).

  • New England Patriots Fan?

    The Scab Sniffers reached twice to draft a New England Patriots player.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    The Scab Sniffers will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Jimmy Graham) and only DEF (Houston) will both be idle that week.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    The Scab Sniffers knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Team of Champions?

    The Scab Sniffers 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: Andrew Luck, Matt Forte, and Jeremy Maclin.

  • Single Serving

    By choosing only a single TE (Jimmy Graham) and DEF (Houston), The Scab Sniffers elected to add depth elsewhere on the roster.

Player Analysis

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Making Sure Luck's on Your Side

    Any questions about Luck's development were silenced last season, as the Colts' signal-caller firmly establsihed himself among fantasy's elite.

    • 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.

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 19
    How Rebellious of You

    The Scab Sniffers said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Matt Forte).

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 30
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Dominance League overlooked a gem, and The Scab Sniffers made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Jimmy Graham.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 35
    Delivering 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

If The Scab Sniffers wants to upgrade, RB and WR are areas they could go after first.

    • Ameer Abdullah
    • Rank 46, ADP 83
    • T.J. Yeldon
    • Rank 56, ADP 83
    • Allen Robinson
    • Rank 64, ADP 73
    • Jarvis Landry
    • Rank 71, ADP 94
  • 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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The Scab Sniffers
1. (3) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
2. (14) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (19) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
4. (30) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
5. (35) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
6. (46) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
7. (51) Houston (Hou - DEF)
8. (62) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
9. (67) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
10. (78) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
11. (83) Joseph Randle (Dal - RB)
12. (94) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
13. (99) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
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