Picks and Fumbles's Draft Report Card

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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Picks and Fumbles Will Battle Every Week

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Picks and Fumbles figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-5-1 (1,259 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in NEXT FFL League. They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Andre Ellington (second round), and Joique Bell (fourth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Picks and Fumbles, as they are the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league.

Week 9 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Picks and Fumbles should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just keep Picks and Fumbles away from the TV. It won't be pretty. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Picks and Fumbles has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Allocation

    RB is the strongest position for Picks and Fumbles, though WR and QB aren't too shabby either.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Picks and Fumbles will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Dan Carpenter) and only DEF (Buffalo) will both be on bye that week.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Picks and Fumbles chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Team of Champions

    Picks and Fumbles is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Jamaal Charles, Alshon Jeffery, and DeSean Jackson).

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Picks and Fumbles got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected DeSean Jackson (98th overall pick vs. ADP of 47.4).

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    2014 Could be More of the Same

    Owners who took a chance on Charles last season were rewarded handsomely, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 23
    Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Ellington is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,508 total yards.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will Alshon Jeffery get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,187 receiving yards this year.

    • Joique Bell, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 47
    A Bit of a Reach

    Picks and Fumbles went out on a limb with their fourth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Joique Bell has an ADP of 87.8, but he was grabbed at pick No. 47. Patience is a virtue, Picks and Fumbles.

    • C. Patterson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Cordarrelle Patterson was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Picks and Fumbles, DEF and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Chicago Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 123
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 231, ADP 144
    • Garrett Graham
    • Rank 161, ADP 137
    • Travis Kelce
    • Rank 177, ADP 135

ADP Analysis

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.

Position Rank vs League Average

  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.

Team Forecast

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.

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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Picks and Fumbles
1. (2) Jamaal Charles
2. (23) Andre Ellington
3. (26) Alshon Jeffery
4. (47) Joique Bell
5. (50) Cordarrelle Patterson
6. (71) Golden Tate
7. (74) Tony Romo
8. (95) Kendall Wright
9. (98) DeSean Jackson
10. (119) Dennis Pitta
11. (122) Sammy Watkins
12. (143) Danny Woodhead
13. (146) Buffalo
14. (167) Dan Carpenter

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.