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Sugarbears Draft Report Card

Kirk Cousins
Odell Beckham Jr.
Eddie Lacy
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Despite Some Early Steals, Sugarbears Has a Great Team if They Don't Care About Winning

Draft Summary

If Sugarbears handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the ninth overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish 12th in Dartmouth Drunks League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,687 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Kirk Cousins (9th overall), RB Eddie Lacy (33rd), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (16th), and TE Ladarius Green (40th) within the first five rounds. They also built the worst TE pair in the league, as they have Antonio Gates and Green on their team.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Sugarbears 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 a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Sugarbears.

Draft Notes

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Sugarbears might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Batman Needs Robin

    Just like Eddie Lacy needs James Starks. Sugarbears hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their third-round and 14th-round selections.

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 4 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 7 years).

  • Starting Slowly

    Sugarbears got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 8 rounds (Demaryius Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., and Stephen Gostkowski), Sugarbears made some shrewd moves.

  • Digging Deep

    James Starks is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Sugarbears for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • Kirk Cousins, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Kirk Cousins has an ADP of only 109.8 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the ninth overall pick.

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Dartmouth Drunks League overlooked a gem, and Sugarbears made the highest value pick of the round by taking Odell Beckham Jr.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    Wait For It

    Sugarbears held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Eddie Lacy).

    • Ladarius Green, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Is He More of a Blocker?

    Ladarius Green went with the 40th pick, but is not projected as top-10 in receiving yards (36th with 267) or TDs (50th with 1.2) among NFL TEs.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Sugarbears got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Demaryius Thomas (64th overall pick vs. ADP of 32.4).

Best Available

Sugarbears has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.

    • Dwayne Allen
    • Rank 114, ADP 127
    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 146, ADP 138
    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 157, ADP 130
  • 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. (9) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
2. (16) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
3. (33) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
4. (40) Ladarius Green (Pit - TE)
5. (57) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
6. (64) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
7. (81) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
8. (88) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (105) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
10. (112) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
11. (129) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
12. (136) Tavon Austin (LAR - WR)
13. (153) Antonio Gates (LAC - TE)
14. (160) James Starks (GB - RB)

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