Yahoo Public 285420 (ID# 285420)

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Elephants Draft Report Card

Adrian Peterson
Lamar Miller
Mike Evans
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Elephants Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Elephants delivered a solid draft performance, taking the fifth overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 7-7-0 (1,565 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Yahoo Public 285420 League. With five WRs on the roster, Elephants has a quality group of receivers; their WRs are projected to average 137 points this season, near the league average of 144. They put together one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Adrian Peterson, Lamar Miller, and Jay Ajayi.

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Week 5 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Elephants should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Elephants has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    With five better-than-average positions on Elephants, RB and TE are projected as especially strong units.

  • Risk Averse

    Elephants minimized risk by choosing 10 consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Elephants will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Chandler Catanzaro) and only DEF (New England) will both be on bye that week.

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 285420 League, Elephants may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 753 projected return yards, he ranks 10th in the league with 1,485 all-purpose yards.

  • A Versatile Combination

    Danny Woodhead can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs with 651 projected receiving yards.

  • Mr. Relevant

    Elephants scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Jameis Winston at pick number 145.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 317 touches, Adrian Peterson is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. How touching, Elephants.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16

    Elephants stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Lamar Miller right off the bat.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Maybe Evans Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Mike Evans was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Yahoo Public 285420 League overlooked a gem, and Elephants made the highest value pick of the round by taking Greg Olsen.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 56

    Elephants drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to drop bombs on DBs this year, to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 12.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.7.

Best Available

WR, the only below-average position on Elephants, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

    • Dorial Green-Beckham
    • Rank 111, ADP 118
    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 116, ADP 131
    • Josh Doctson
    • Rank 122, ADP 110
    • Travis Benjamin
    • Rank 126, ADP 129
  • 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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1. (5) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (16) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
3. (25) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
4. (36) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (45) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (56) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
7. (65) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
8. (76) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
9. (85) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
10. (96) New England (NE - DEF)
11. (105) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)
12. (116) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
13. (125) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
14. (136) Danny Woodhead (LAC - RB)
15. (145) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)

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