Yahoo Public 285420 (ID# 285420)

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David Johnson
Ezekiel Elliott
Brandon Marshall
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Max's Team Can Compete With Anyone

Draft Summary

Isiah Thompson holds the slowest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine in the last decade with a mark of 6.02 seconds. That's still faster than this start to the season will be for Max's Team, which is projected to finish second in Yahoo Public 285420 League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,647 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Russell Wilson (46th overall), RBs David Johnson (6th) and Ezekiel Elliott (15th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (26th) and Keenan Allen (35th). They ended up with the highest-scoring RB pair in the league, as they have Johnson and Elliott on the roster.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Max's Team should use Week 5 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Max's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Defense Wins Championships?

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

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 9 rounds (Russell Wilson, Stephen Gostkowski, and Brandon Marshall), Max's Team made some shrewd moves.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    David Johnson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Max's Team should be in decent shape if Johnson gets his 302 projected touches this year.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15

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

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Max's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 285420 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 92 projected catches (ranked seventh in the NFL).

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Biggest Steal

    Max's Team may have found a gem in the fifth round, grabbing Russell Wilson (46th overall pick vs. ADP of 34.3).

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Was Jeremy Maclin the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 55?

    Max's Team apparently thinks so. The Chiefs' wideout is projected to have 150 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

Best Available

TE and WR are projected to be the worst units for Max's Team.

    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 110, ADP 114
    • Dwayne Allen
    • Rank 127, ADP 133
    • Dorial Green-Beckham
    • Rank 111, ADP 118
    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 116, ADP 131
  • 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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Young Gun
1. (6) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (15) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
3. (26) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
4. (35) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
5. (46) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
6. (55) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
7. (66) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
8. (75) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
9. (86) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (95) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
11. (106) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
12. (115) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
13. (126) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
14. (135) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
15. (146) New York (NYJ - DEF)

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