Yahoo Public 387340 (ID# 387340)

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Gridiron Gorilla Draft Report Card

A.J. Green
Adrian Peterson
Cam Newton
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Slated for a Fourth-Place Finish, Gridiron Gorilla Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Gridiron Gorilla figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the 10th overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 8-6-0 (1,560 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Yahoo Public 387340 League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Cam Newton (30th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (11th) and Thomas Rawls (50th), and WRs A.J. Green (10th) and Demaryius Thomas (31st). They put together the highest-scoring QB combo in the league, as they added Newton and Tyrod Taylor.

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


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Gridiron Gorilla has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least difficult slates. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Gridiron Gorilla also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Bold Strategy, Cotton

    Let's see if it pays off. With identical bye weeks, both Chris Boswell and Josh Brown will both just be kickin' it on the sidelines for Gridiron Gorilla in Week 8.

  • Fantasy Fútbol

    This is the American version, folks. Gridiron Gorilla elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • Team of Champions

    Gridiron Gorilla is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Adrian Peterson, Cam Newton, and Thomas Rawls).

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Kevin White, Gridiron Gorilla pounced on him at pick No. 130.

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 497 projected rushing yards, Tyrod Taylor can channel his inner Vick to help Gridiron Gorilla this year.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    A.J. Green is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 90 projected catches rank ninth in the league.

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Yahoo Public 387340 League overlooked a gem, and Gridiron Gorilla made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Adrian Peterson.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Did Gridiron Gorilla Just Dab?

    Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Thomas Rawls on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 51
    Was Golden Tate Worth it at Pick No. 51?

    Gridiron Gorilla sure hopes so. The Lions' WR is projected to put up 152 points this year, after getting 119 last season.

Best Available

Gridiron Gorilla has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and WR), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 146, ADP 138
    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 157, ADP 130
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 162, ADP 133
  • 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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Gridiron Gorilla
1. (10) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (11) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
3. (30) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
4. (31) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (50) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
6. (51) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
7. (70) Antonio Gates (LAC - TE)
8. (71) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (90) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)
10. (91) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
11. (110) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
12. (111) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
13. (130) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
14. (131) Jared Cook (GB - TE)
15. (150) Josh Brown (NYG - K)

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