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Al Qaeda Jada Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Brandon Marshall
Mark Ingram
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Al Qaeda Jada Has a Solidly Average Roster

Draft Summary

Mediocrity isn't for everyone Al Qaeda Jada, so feel proud. Ok, maybe it is. But hey, you showed up, and that's the important thing. After this average draft performance, Al Qaeda Jada is projected to go 5-9-0 (3,830 points) and finish fifth in NNSY PIPEFIGHTERS League. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (first round), Brandon Marshall (second round), and Amari Cooper (fifth round). They also built the best RB tandem in the league, as they have Devonta Freeman and Mark Ingram on the team.

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

Keeper Summary

Al Qaeda Jada made use of both of their keeper slots, stockpiling pass-catchers. They held on to a couple of WRs with their keepers-- Julio Jones (3.9 ADP) and Brandon Marshall (15.6 ADP). On average, their two keepers are slightly more valuable (by 0.5%) than the draft picks that they replaced.


Week 11 might require some waiver-wire magic from Al Qaeda Jada. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Al Qaeda Jada.

Draft Notes

  • QB Controversy?

    Al Qaeda Jada may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Al Qaeda Jada picked up projected top-two players (Devonta Freeman, Justin Tucker, and Julio Jones).

  • Team of Champions

    Al Qaeda Jada assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, five of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Julio Jones, Brandon Marshall, and Mark Ingram.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Daryl Worley, Al Qaeda Jada pounced on him at pick No. 179.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Al Qaeda Jada was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 15 rounds (C.J. Anderson, Carson Palmer, and Coby Fleener).

  • Do You Know if Carson Palmer is Religious?

    With 582 projected points, Al Qaeda Jada is hoping Palmer will be the answer to their prayers.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Just Heave it to Julio

    The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    199 Excuses to Cheer for Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks sixth in the NNSY PIPEFIGHTERS League among wideouts with 199 projected fantasy points.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 19
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Al Qaeda Jada didn't grab their first RB (Mark Ingram) until the third round.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 30
    First-Place Falcon

    Devonta Freeman was rostered by more championship teams than any other player in the Yahoo! universe last year, and Al Qaeda Jada is hoping for a repeat in 2016.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 46
    Biggest Steal

    Al Qaeda Jada may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing C.J. Anderson (46th overall pick vs. ADP of 28.6).

Best Available

If Al Qaeda Jada is looking to make a roster move, RB is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Rashad Jennings
    • Rank 78, ADP 106
    • Ameer Abdullah
    • Rank 102, ADP 114
    • Isaiah Crowell
    • Rank 104, ADP 126
    • Charles Sims
    • Rank 112, ADP 128
  • 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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Al Qaeda Jada
1. (3) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (14) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
3. (19) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (30) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
5. (35) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
6. (46) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
7. (51) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
8. (62) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
9. (67) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
10. (78) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
11. (83) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
12. (94) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
13. (99) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
14. (110) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
15. (115) C.J. Mosley (Bal - LB)
16. (126) Valentino Blake (Ten - CB)
17. (131) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
18. (142) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
19. (147) Andrew Sendejo (Min - S)
20. (158) Kamar Aiken (Bal - WR)
21. (163) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
22. (174) Paul Worrilow (Atl - LB)
23. (179) Daryl Worley (Car - CB)
24. (190) Charles Clay (Buf - TE)
25. (195) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)

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