Olson/Donoghue Football League (ID# 107415)

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Elwood's Blues Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Mike Evans
Brandin Cooks
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Elwood's Blues Has Look of a Playoff Team

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Elwood's Blues didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with an 8-6-0 (1,410) record and fifth-place finish in Olson/Donoghue Football League. They won't have any issues with depth at WR, using their first three picks to load up, drafting Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans, and Brandin Cooks. If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Elwood's Blues will benefit. They are the best group of WRs in the league.

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Keeper Summary

Elwood's Blues decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.


Elwood's Blues can chalk up Week 8 as a loss. They have three 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 tougher-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Elwood's Blues has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden

    Elwood's Blues has four above-average positions with TE and WR projected to lead the way.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Elwood's Blues might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Eli Manning) and second-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Risk Averse

    Elwood's Blues minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 14 picks.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Elwood's Blues chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Elwood's Blues has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Gary Barnidge) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Elwood's Blues got a steal in snatching Julian Edelman in the ninth round (82nd overall pick vs. ADP of 46.6).

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Beckham Jr. is ranked eighth in the league with 1,526 all-purpose yards.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    173 More Reasons to Appreciate Mike Evans

    Evans ranks 10th in the Olson/Donoghue Football League among WRs with 173 projected fantasy points.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Elwood's Blues didn't grab their first RB (Carlos Hyde) until the fourth round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 7) and receiving yards (third with 949).

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 59
    Is Eli Manning Religious?

    With 331 projected points, Elwood's Blues will be hoping Manning is the answer to their prayers.

Best Available

If Elwood's Blues wants to upgrade, DEF and RB are areas they could go after first.

    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 236, ADP 133
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 243, ADP 130
    • Danny Woodhead
    • Rank 95, ADP 117
    • Ameer Abdullah
    • Rank 102, ADP 115
  • 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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Elwood's Blues
1. (2) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (19) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
3. (22) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (39) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
5. (42) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (59) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
7. (62) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
8. (79) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
9. (82) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
10. (99) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
11. (102) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
12. (119) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
13. (122) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
14. (139) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)

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