The Little Lunchers Draft Report Card

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Aaron Rodgers
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Jack's Team Could be the Team to Beat

Draft Summary

Jack's Team received the third pick in the draft and used it to build a juggernaut. The majority of the league will spend the season looking up at Jack's Team in the standings, as they are expected to finish first in Cowtooth Masters League with a record of 9-4-1 (1,702 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (10th overall), RB DeMarco Murray (15th), WR Julio Jones (3rd), and TE Jimmy Graham (27th) within the first five rounds. They also ultimately collected the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added Jay Ajayi, Murray, and Jordan Howard to the team.

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Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Jack's Team should use Week 11 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest schedules. Although they have the second-easiest overall schedule, Jack's Team actually has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Allocation

    QB is the strongest position for Jack's Team, though TE and RB aren't too shabby either.

  • Losing Focus

    Jack's Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.

  • Risk Averse

    Jack's Team minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • You Almost Got It Right

    The top half of the Jack's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    Jack's Team didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Team of Champions

    Jack's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, seven of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Aaron Rodgers, DeMarco Murray, and Jay Ajayi.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Jones is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 10
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Cowtooth Masters League overlooked a gem, and Jack's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Aaron Rodgers.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 15
    How Rebellious of You

    Jack's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (DeMarco Murray).

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 22
    Feed Thy Beast

    Jay Ajayi will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish third in the league with 309 touches.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 27
    Scintillating Seahawk

    A bargain at his ADP last season, no tight end appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Jimmy Graham.

Best Available

If Jack's Team wants to upgrade, DEF and WR are areas they could go after first.

    • Kansas City Defense
    • Rank 141, ADP 77
    • Minnesota Defense
    • Rank 146, ADP 87
    • Keenan Allen
    • Rank 42, ADP 48
    • Davante Adams
    • Rank 43, ADP 43
  • 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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The Little Lunchers
1. (3) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (10) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (15) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
4. (22) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
5. (27) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
6. (34) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
7. (39) Tyreek Hill (KC - WR)
8. (46) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
9. (51) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
10. (58) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
11. (63) LeGarrette Blount (Phi - RB)
12. (70) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
13. (75) DeSean Jackson (TB - WR)
14. (82) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)
15. (87) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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