Yahoo Public 901430 (ID# 901430)

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Team 1 Draft Report Card

DeAndre Hopkins
Allen Robinson
Doug Martin
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With a Projected Finish of Seventh, Team 1 Has a Solidly Average Roster

Draft Summary

Look, Team 1, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Team 1 didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in seventh-place in Yahoo Public 901430 League at 5-9-0 (1,537 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs DeAndre Hopkins (first round), Allen Robinson (second round), and T.Y. Hilton (fourth round). They put together the worst TE pair in the league, as they have Julius Thomas and Tyler Eifert.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


Team 1 should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Team 1 also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden

    Team 1 has four above-average positions with RB and WR projected to lead the way.

  • Close to the Vest

    Team 1 was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 11?

    Team 1 must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 11, both Shayne Graham and Nick Folk will be on bye.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    Team 1 knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Team of Champions?

    Team 1 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: DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson, and Doug Martin.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Kirk Cousins likes to score quickly, ranking fifth among NFL QBs with 4.3 TDs over 40 yards.

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Targeting the Texan

    Hopkins was one of just three wideouts (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to get at least 190 targets last year, and only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's stud WR.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    171 Reasons for Team 1 to Appreciate Allen Robinson

    Robinson ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 901430 League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Wait For It

    Team 1 held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Doug Martin).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Like Elway in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,805) and passing TDs (31.5).

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 69
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their seventh-round pick, Team 1 pulled the trigger. They took Julius Thomas at pick number 69 despite an ADP of just 81.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

Team 1 has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (K and TE), but K is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 228, ADP 136
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
    • Chandler Catanzaro
    • Rank 233, ADP 140
    • Dan Bailey
    • Rank 240, ADP 134
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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Team 1
1. (9) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (12) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
3. (29) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
4. (32) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (49) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
6. (52) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
7. (69) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
8. (72) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (89) Shayne Graham (Atl - K)
10. (92) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
11. (109) Travis Benjamin (SD - WR)
12. (112) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
13. (129) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
14. (132) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
15. (149) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)

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