Angry Beavers Draft Report Card

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Devonta Freeman
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LeSean McCoy
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DeAndre Hopkins
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With Some Early Gambles, Angry Beavers Needs Work

Draft Summary

Which lasted longer: Anthony Scaramucci's role in the White House or any chances that Angry Beavers could actually win this league? This team could be Mooching for wins all year, as they're projected to finish in seventh place with a record of 3-10-0 (2,041 points). With their first five picks, Angry Beavers aimed for balance, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (49th overall), RBs Devonta Freeman (9th) and LeSean McCoy (12th), and WRs DeAndre Hopkins (29th) and Michael Crabtree (32nd). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed the weakest group of WRs in the league, as they have Crabtree, Hopkins, Brandon Marshall, and Jamison Crowder on their team.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Angry Beavers has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for Angry Beavers.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Angry Beavers will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Brandon Marshall), fourth- (Jamison Crowder), and fifth-ranked (Rishard Matthews) wideouts.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Angry Beavers chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Dominating Pair

    Angry Beavers has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Justin Tucker) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Devonta Freeman Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Angry Beavers should be in decent shape if Freeman gets his 272 projected touches this year.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Traditionalist

    Angry Beavers stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy right off the bat.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Thanks for Pointing That Out, Terry

    Terry Bradshaw once said, “I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." Angry Beavers hopes that drafting Ben Roethlisberger and his 29.9 projected passing TDs was a wise choice.

    • Hunter Henry, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    A Bit of a Reach

    Angry Beavers went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Hunter Henry has an ADP of 107.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 52. Patience is a virtue, Angry Beavers.

    • J. Crowder, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 69
    Was the 69th Pick the Right Time for Jamison Crowder?

    Angry Beavers apparently believes it is. The Redskins' wide receiver is projected to score 215 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.

Best Available

Angry Beavers has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including QB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 104, ADP 118
    • Eli Manning
    • Rank 115, ADP 124
    • Eric Decker
    • Rank 96, ADP 109
    • Donte Moncrief
    • Rank 110, ADP 102
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Angry Beavers
1. (9) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
2. (12) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
3. (29) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
4. (32) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
5. (49) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (52) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
7. (69) Jamison Crowder (Was - WR)
8. (72) Adrian Peterson (NO - RB)
9. (89) Brandon Marshall (NYG - WR)
10. (92) Paul Perkins (NYG - RB)
11. (109) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
12. (112) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
13. (129) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
14. (132) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)

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