Fogle's $5 Footlong Draft Report Card

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Le'Veon Bell
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Devonta Freeman
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Brandin Cooks
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Fogle's $5 Footlong is Loaded with Studs Everywhere

Draft Summary

A masterful draft-day performance by the GM of Fogle's $5 Footlong turned the fifth overall pick into a projected finish of second. They're expected to finish 9-4-0 (1,779 points) in Georgia Dawgs League. They have four decent WRs on the roster that are projected to average 205 points this season, near the league average of 214. They finished the draft with the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Le'Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman, and Isaiah Crowell.

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Schedule

Fogle's $5 Footlong should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have nine players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest schedules. Along with having the second-most demanding overall schedule, Fogle's $5 Footlong has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Fogle's $5 Footlong might require waiver wire help in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Brandin Cooks), No. 2- (Keenan Allen) and No. 4-ranked (Martavis Bryant) WRs will all be idle that week.

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Fogle's $5 Footlong must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Rob Gronkowski and Hunter Henry will be on bye.

  • Highlight Reel

    RB is the strongest position for Fogle's $5 Footlong, but TE and K are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • On the Rise

    Fogle's $5 Footlong hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • Scraping the Wire in Week 9

    Grabbing two QBs (Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of Fogle's $5 Footlong.

  • It's How You Finish

    Fogle's $5 Footlong must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Fogle's $5 Footlong should be in decent shape if Bell gets his 327 projected touches this year.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Georgia Dawgs League overlooked a gem, and Fogle's $5 Footlong made the highest value pick of the round by taking Devonta Freeman.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Is his Production Open-Sourced?

    Brandin Cooks is sure to be running free through opposing defenses. He's projected to put up 1,231 receiving yards this year, eighth-most in the NFL.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 37
    All Systems Go?

    We all know what Gronk can do when healthy. If you need a reminder, just look back to a four-game stretch between Week 5 and Week 8 last year in which he tallied 473 yards and three TDs.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 44
    Caught Reaching

    Fogle's $5 Footlong will probably regret their sixth-round choice. Ben Roethlisberger, taken with the 44th overall pick, has an ADP of only 82.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

Fogle's $5 Footlong has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including QB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Eli Manning
    • Rank 115, ADP 124
    • Carson Palmer
    • Rank 121, ADP 132
    • Golden Tate
    • Rank 62, ADP 72
    • Stefon Diggs
    • Rank 67, ADP 99
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Fogle's $5 Footlong
1. (5) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (12) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
3. (21) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
4. (28) Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Was - WR)
5. (37) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
6. (44) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
7. (53) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
8. (60) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
9. (69) Dontari Poe (Atl - DT)
10. (76) Jordan Poyer (Buf - S,CB)
11. (85) T.J. McDonald (Mia - S)
12. (92) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
13. (101) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
14. (108) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
15. (117) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
16. (124) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)

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