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The Abusement Park Draft Report Card

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A.J. Green
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Julio Jones
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Andrew Luck
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Asaad's Team Is the Best Team Period

Draft Summary

Before the draft, no one would have expected this squad to end up with a projected finish of first. Asaad's Team turned the sixth overall pick into a season potentially filled with success. They're expected to finish 12-2-0 (1,987 points) in TLC Staff League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (26th overall), RB Eddie Lacy (46th), WR A.J. Green (6th), and TE Jordan Reed (35th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Julio Jones, Green, Eric Decker, and Marvin Jones Jr. for their rotation.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.

Schedule

Asaad's Team should use Week 9 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 five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Asaad's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Asaad's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Jordan Reed and Martellus Bennett will be on bye.

  • Positional Fortitude

    Asaad's Team has four positions that are better than league average. While WR, DEF, and K are projected to be good, TE is the strongest on Asaad's Team.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Asaad's Team picked up projected top-two players (Denver, Julio Jones, and Jordan Reed).

  • A Dominating Pair

    Asaad's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julio Jones and Tom Brady) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Asaad's Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (Eric Decker, Eddie Lacy, and Julio Jones).

  • Tom's Trophy Delivery Service

    Only Devonta Freeman appeared on more championship rosters than the 38-year-old Brady last season.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    276 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

    Green ranks sixth in the TLC Staff League among WRs with 276 projected fantasy points.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of TLC Staff League overlooked a gem, and Asaad's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 318 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 35
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Jordan Reed is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 89 projected catches rank 10th in the league.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Wait For It

    Asaad's Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fifth round to snag their "lead back" (Eddie Lacy).

Best Available

If Asaad's Team has a desire to make a roster move, RB and QB are areas of need.

    • Jonathan Stewart
    • Rank 54, ADP 63
    • Arian Foster
    • Rank 68, ADP 85
    • Matthew Stafford
    • Rank 107, ADP 123
    • Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Rank 128, ADP 128
  • 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 Abusement Park
1. (6) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (15) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (26) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
4. (35) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
5. (46) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
6. (55) Denver (Den - DEF)
7. (66) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
8. (75) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
9. (86) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
10. (95) Dion Lewis (NE - RB)
11. (106) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
12. (115) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
13. (126) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
14. (135) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
15. (146) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)

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