Victory is Mine (ID# 391851)

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jared's Team Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Brandin Cooks
Mark Ingram
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Despite a Set of Monster RBs, jared's Team Still Has Work To Do

Draft Summary

jared's Team was handed a solid draft position and apparently they saw that as an opportunity to blow it. Even though they had the third overall pick, they're projected to finish 12th in Victory is Mine League with a mark of 1-12-0 (1,759 points). With five WRs on the roster, jared's Team might have more quantity than quality at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 178 points this season, fewer than the league average of 197. They put together one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott, Mark Ingram, and Matt Jones.

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


Week 9 might require some waiver-wire magic from jared's Team. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average slate. jared's Team has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • A Pair of Strengths

    jared's Team has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, RB and TE.

  • Close to the Vest

    jared's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Top Heavy

    The top half of the jared's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

  • Checked Out Early

    jared's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Here's the Kicker

    You could see decent numbers from the Falcons' kicking game. Even though Matt Ryan is expected to be a top-5 producer in passing yards (fourth with 4,579), he's projected to end up just 23rd in the NFL with 22.1 TD passes.

  • Arm Cannon

    jared's Team drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Matt Ryan. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. jared's Team should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 293 projected touches this year.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Mark Ingram time! He should run cool this season with 254 projected points.

    • Donte Moncrief, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 46
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fourth-round pick, jared's Team pulled the trigger. They took Donte Moncrief at pick number 46 despite an ADP of just 61.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Victory is Mine League overlooked a gem, and jared's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jordan Reed.

    • Michael Floyd, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    Was Michael Floyd the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 70?

    jared's Team apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' wideout is projected to earn 184 points this year, after putting up 167 last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that jared's Team could look to upgrade, including K, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 233, ADP 142
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 239, ADP 148
    • Mike Nugent
    • Rank 241, ADP 129
    • Adam Vinatieri
    • Rank 243, 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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jared's Team
1. (3) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (22) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
3. (27) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (46) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
5. (51) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
6. (70) Michael Floyd (NE - WR)
7. (75) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
8. (94) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
9. (99) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
10. (118) Shayne Graham (Atl - K)
11. (123) Travis Benjamin (SD - WR)
12. (142) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
13. (147) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
14. (166) Vance McDonald (SF - TE)
15. (171) James White (NE - RB)

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