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Mom Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Doug Baldwin
Le'Veon Bell
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Mom Will Battle Every Week

Draft Summary

Mom took a high draft pick and turned it into a playoff-caliber squad with a projected record of 7-5-1 (1,456). They should be able to roll through most of LongDongs League on their way to a projected fourth-place finish.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Keeper Summary

Mom made use of all three of their keeper positions. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: David Johnson (4.3 ADP), Le'Veon Bell (12.7 ADP), and Doug Baldwin (45.7 ADP). On average, their three keepers are slightly more valuable (by 2.3%) than the average draft picks that they replaced.


Mom might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. Their top three projected scorers (Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton and David Johnson) will have a bye week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. 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 Mom.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    It's likely that in Week 9, Mom will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Mom might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Mom picked up projected top-3 players (David Johnson, Stephen Gostkowski, and Kansas City).

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Mom hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Sammie Coates, Mom pounced on him at pick No. 158.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Mom got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Stephen Gostkowski (98th overall pick vs. ADP of 76.3).

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Feed Thy Beast

    David Johnson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish fifth in the league with 313 touches.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 14th overall, Doug Baldwin isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (36th with 6.2) or receiving yards (33rd with 946).

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    Returning to Excellence

    He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.

    • Carson Palmer, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Carson Palmer was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    Was the 62nd Pick the Right Time for Frank Gore?

    Mom apparently believes so. The Colts' running back is projected to earn 139 points this year, after putting up 158 last year.

Best Available

If Mom wants to upgrade, TE and WR are areas they could go after first.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 136, ADP 136
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 148, ADP 138
    • Torrey Smith
    • Rank 101, ADP 117
    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 111, ADP 128
  • 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. (2) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (14) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
3. (26) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
4. (38) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
5. (50) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
6. (62) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
7. (74) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (86) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
9. (98) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (110) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
11. (122) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
12. (134) Jared Cook (GB - TE)
13. (146) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
14. (158) Sammie Coates (Pit - WR)
15. (170) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)

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