Ladies and Edelman Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Jordan Howard
Travis Kelce
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Ladies and Edelman Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

Draft Summary

Ladies and Edelman 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 9-5-0 (2,313 points). With that record, they will likely finish fifth in Unicorns and Show Ponies League. With five WRs on the roster, Ladies and Edelman guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 180, their WRs' projected average of 192 points won't be much different than the rest of the wideouts around the league. They wound up with one of the weakest RB combos in the league, as they added Jordan Howard and Kareem Hunt.

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Ladies and Edelman should drop off the grid during Week 11. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for Ladies and Edelman.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Ladies and Edelman will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (DeVante Parker), fourth- (Jordan Matthews), and fifth-ranked (Jamison Crowder) wideouts.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. Ladies and Edelman isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.5 years of NFL experience.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Ladies and Edelman is looking for dependable help.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Hoping to play the favorable matchups week-to-week, Ladies and Edelman chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Ladies and Edelman got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Dan Bailey (106th overall pick vs. ADP of 89.5).

  • Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 475 projected rushing yards (ranked second among QBs), Cam Newton has multiple ways to bring in points.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Big Numbers in the Big Apple

    Last season, Beckham logged his third straight campaign of 90+ receptions, 1,300+ receiving yards, and 10+ TDs. Only one NFL player (Mike Evans) saw more targets in 2016.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Unicorns and Show Ponies League overlooked a gem, and Ladies and Edelman made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Jordan Howard.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    Crafty Kelce

    The primary weapon in KC's passing attack, Travis Kelce led all tight ends with a career-high 1,125 receiving yards last season. Only Le'Veon Bell (685) had more yards-after-catch than Kelce's 655.

    • DeVante Parker, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 63
    A Bit of a Reach

    Ladies and Edelman went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, DeVante Parker has an ADP of 82.3, but he was grabbed at pick No. 63. Patience is a virtue, Ladies and Edelman.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 82
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Ben Roethlisberger likes to score quickly, ranking fifth among NFL QBs with 2.9 TDs over 40 yards.

Best Available

TE and QB are projected to be the weakest units for Ladies and Edelman.

    • O.J. Howard
    • Rank 188, ADP 125
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 189, ADP 127
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 155, ADP 130
    • Sam Bradford
    • Rank 160, ADP 126
  • 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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Ladies and Edelman
1. (10) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (15) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
3. (34) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
4. (39) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
5. (58) Jamison Crowder (Was - WR)
6. (63) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
7. (82) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
8. (87) Houston (Hou - DEF)
9. (106) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
10. (111) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
11. (130) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
12. (135) Jordan Matthews (Buf - WR)
13. (154) Cameron Brate (TB - TE)
14. (159) Robby Anderson (NYJ - WR)
15. (178) Green Bay (GB - DEF)

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