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eric's Team Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Mark Ingram II
Sammy Watkins
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Slated for a Seventh-Place Finish, eric's Team Isn't Anything to Fear

Draft Summary

eric's Team isn't the best team in the league, but they aren't the worst, and there is something to be said for that. After selecting fifth overall, they are projected to finish in seventh in Hiawatha Elite League at 4-7-2 (1,455 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Ezekiel Elliott (first round), Mark Ingram (second round), and Matt Jones (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for eric's Team, as they are one of the top RB duos in the league.


eric's Team should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why there's only one word for thesaurus. That's still time better spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. eric's Team has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for eric's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Matt Jones) and fourth-ranked (Devontae Booker) RBs.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of eric's Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Ryan Fitzpatrick) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Youthful Exuberance

    With an average of just 4.4 years of NFL experience, eric's Team has assembled the youngest team in the league.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Terrance West, eric's Team pounced on him at pick No. 149.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, eric's Team got a steal in snatching Julius Thomas in the ninth round (101st overall pick vs. ADP of 80.5).

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing Terrance West at pick 149 was definitely a reach. West is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Advanced Math

    If eric's Team had a nickel for every time Ezekiel Elliott is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 293 nickels.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20

    eric's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Ezekiel Elliott and Mark Ingram right off the bat.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    The Alchemist

    eric's Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.1 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.

    • Matt Jones, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    A Bit of a Reach

    eric's Team went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Matt Jones has an ADP of 84.8, but he was grabbed at pick No. 53. Patience is a virtue, eric's Team.

    • Blake Bortles, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 77
    Was Blake Bortles Worth it at Pick No. 77?

    eric's Team sure hopes so. The Jaguars' signal-caller is projected to earn 292 points this year, after putting up 334 last season.

Best Available

If eric's Team is looking to make a roster move, TE is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 145, ADP 138
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 156, ADP 135
    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 162, ADP 129
    • Kyle Rudolph
    • Rank 194, ADP 127
  • 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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eric's Team
1. (5) Ezekiel Elliott
2. (20) Mark Ingram II
3. (29) Sammy Watkins
4. (44) Randall Cobb
5. (53) Matt Jones
6. (68) Josh Gordon
7. (77) Blake Bortles
8. (92) John Brown
9. (101) Julius Thomas
10. (116) Devontae Booker
11. (125) Seattle
12. (140) Ryan Fitzpatrick
13. (149) Terrance West
14. (164) Justin Tucker
15. (173) Charles Clay

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