Phi Mu Dellta 16-17 (ID# 391811)

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Bernie's Burners Draft Report Card

Tom Brady
Rob Gronkowski
Jamaal Charles
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With Too Many Reaches Early, Bernie's Burners Threw the Draft on Purpose?

Draft Summary

You know what, Bernie's Burners, maybe you should just hold off on pursuing your dreams for a while. Maybe just ask them where they're going and hook up with 'em later, when you have a team capable of winning. Bernie's Burners is projected to finish 10th in Phi Mu Dellta 16-17 League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,615 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Tom Brady (9th overall), RB Jamaal Charles (33rd), WR Golden Tate (57th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (16th) within the first five rounds. They put together the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Charles, Thomas Rawls, Javorius Allen, and Karlos Williams.

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

Keeper Summary

Bernie's Burners made use of their only keeper spot to hold on to Tom Brady (77 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


Bernie's Burners should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the most challenging schedules. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, Bernie's Burners also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden?

    Bernie's Burners has three above-average positions on their roster: TE, DEF, and K.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 9.6 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 11 with 3.2 years).

  • Team of Champions?

    Bernie's Burners is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Thomas Rawls.

  • Tyrod Taylor Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Taylor is projected to deliver 520 rushing yards, and ranks second among QBs in that category.

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing Javorius Allen at pick 177 was definitely a reach. Allen is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

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

    Tom Brady has an ADP of only 77 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the ninth overall pick.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    A Repeat for Rob

    For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    How Rebellious of You

    Bernie's Burners said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Jamaal Charles).

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Move Over Marshawn

    Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 57
    Rethinking That One

    Golden Tate may not justify his 57th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (21st with 1,037) and TDs (28th with 6.8).

Best Available

While Bernie's Burners is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Jordan Howard
    • Rank 181, ADP 127
    • Darren McFadden
    • Rank 182, ADP 116
    • Kenneth Dixon
    • Rank 183, ADP 127
  • 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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Bernie's Burners
1. (9) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
2. (16) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (33) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
4. (40) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
5. (57) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (64) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
7. (81) Denver (Den - DEF)
8. (88) Graham Gano (Car - K)
9. (105) Travis Benjamin (SD - WR)
10. (112) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
11. (129) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
12. (136) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
13. (153) Sammie Coates (Pit - WR)
14. (160) Karlos Williams (Pit - RB)
15. (177) Javorius Allen (Bal - RB)
16. (184) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)

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