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Falco's Follies Draft Report Card

Devonta Freeman
Ben Roethlisberger
Emmanuel Sanders
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Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, Falco's Follies Has a Legit Squad

Draft Summary

Picking late (11th overall), Falco's Follies did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fifth in LongDongs with a record of 7-6-0 (1,432 points).

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

Falco's Follies used all three of their keeper spots, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Ben Roethlisberger, 43.8 ADP), RB (Devonta Freeman, 22.4 ADP), and WR (Emmanuel Sanders, 84.1 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Devonta Freeman) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on Falco's Follies are projected to be significantly less productive (by 18.2%) than the draft picks they replaced.


Falco's Follies should use Week 8 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Falco's Follies is going to have it tough both early on and late in the year, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be more challenging than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • QB Controversy?

    Falco's Follies may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Rocket Arm

    Kirk Cousins has a cannon, projected to rank fifth among all QBs with 4.3 TDs over 40 yards.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Mike Wallace is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Falco's Follies has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

  • Mr. Irrelevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Mike Wallace with the 179th pick gave Falco's Follies the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

Player Analysis

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Advanced Math

    If Falco's Follies had a nickel for every time Devonta Freeman is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 295 nickels.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 23
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish fourth in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards.

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Trigger Happy

    With their third-round pick, Falco's Follies pulled the trigger. They drafted Emmanuel Sanders at pick number 35 despite an ADP of just 84.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Rethinking That One

    Golden Tate may not justify his 59th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (22nd with 1,022) and TDs (27th with 6.8).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 71
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Falco's Follies got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Travis Kelce (71st overall pick vs. ADP of 57.6).

Best Available

Falco's Follies is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (WR and TE), but WR is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

    • Torrey Smith
    • Rank 101, ADP 117
    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 111, ADP 128
    • Michael Thomas
    • Rank 129, ADP 126
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 130, ADP 135
  • 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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Falco's Follies
1. (11) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
2. (23) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
3. (35) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
4. (47) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
5. (59) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (71) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (83) Carolina (Car - DEF)
8. (95) Danny Woodhead (Bal - RB)
9. (107) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
10. (119) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
11. (131) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
12. (143) Charles Clay (Buf - TE)
13. (155) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
14. (167) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
15. (179) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)

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