Deflaters Gonna Deflate (ID# 391901)

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Bitter Beer Faces Draft Report Card

Adrian Peterson
Cam Newton
Eric Decker
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Bitter Beer Faces Is Loaded with Studs Everywhere

Draft Summary

Bitter Beer Faces must have gotten some help from Ozzie Newsome, as they built a talented roster despite a late pick. Projections predict they'll finish second in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,876 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Cam Newton (15th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (10th) and Matt Forte (58th), and WRs Eric Decker (34th) and Doug Baldwin (39th). They put together the bottom WR duo in the league, as they added Decker and Michael Crabtree.

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Keeper Summary

Bitter Beer Faces took advantage of their only keeper slot to hold on to Tyler Eifert (102.1 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Bitter Beer Faces has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Bitter Beer Faces has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Bitter Beer Faces picked up projected top-3 players (Cam Newton, Carolina, and Chris Boswell).

  • Risk Averse

    Bitter Beer Faces minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 16 picks.

  • Team of Champions

    Bitter Beer Faces is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including Adrian Peterson, Cam Newton, and DeAngelo Williams.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 10 rounds (Carolina, Gary Barnidge, and Matt Forte), Bitter Beer Faces made some shrewd moves.

  • Gary the Great

    Drafting for last year's results is risky, but Barnidge did rank second among TEs for targets (125), third for receptions (79), fourth for yardage (1,043), and fourth for TDs (nine).

  • Insider Trading?

    Theo Riddick is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Bitter Beer Faces has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Adrian Peterson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Bitter Beer Faces should be in decent shape if Peterson gets his 336 projected touches this year.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Did Bitter Beer Faces Just Dab?

    Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Rethinking That One

    Doug Baldwin may not justify his 39th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (31st with 955) and TDs (33rd with 6.3).

    • D. Williams, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 63
    Milk Was a Bad Choice

    And so was drafting DeAngelo Williams, the weakest value of the round.

    • M. Crabtree, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 82
    Was Michael Crabtree Worth it at Pick No. 82?

    Bitter Beer Faces sure hopes so. The Raiders' WR is projected to notch 207 points this year, after producing 231 last season.

Best Available

If Bitter Beer Faces is looking to make a roster move, TE is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 157, ADP 130
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 169, ADP 134
    • Kyle Rudolph
    • Rank 187, ADP 127
    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 197, ADP 129
  • 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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Bitter Beer Faces
1. (10) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (15) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
3. (34) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
4. (39) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
5. (58) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
6. (63) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
7. (82) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
8. (87) Carolina (Car - DEF)
9. (106) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
10. (111) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
11. (130) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
12. (135) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)
13. (154) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
14. (159) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
15. (178) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
16. (183) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)

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