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TD's In Yo' Face! Draft Report Card

Brandon Marshall
Allen Robinson
Greg Olsen
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Powered by a Few Early Steals, TD's In Yo' Face! Has Great Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

Picking eighth, TD's In Yo' Face! put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League (8-5-0, 4,584 points). With six WRs on the roster, TD's In Yo' Face! guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 289, their WRs projected average of 283 points won't be much different than the rest of the wideouts around the league. They put together the worst QB duo in the league, as they added Blake Bortles and Tom Brady to their squad.

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TD's In Yo' Face! should just disappear for a while during Week 5. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average slate. TD's In Yo' Face! 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

  • Like Choosing Your Favorite Jonas Brother

    TD's In Yo' Face! will have some nail-biting decisions to make each week at RB, with a small projected points difference between their second- (Jonathan Stewart), third- (Latavius Murray), and fourth-ranked (Ameer Abdullah) RBs.

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for TD's In Yo' Face!, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Allen Robinson) and fourth-ranked (Sterling Shepard) wideouts.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.4 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 4.4 years).

  • Team of Champions

    TD's In Yo' Face! 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 Brandon Marshall, Allen Robinson, and Mark Ingram.

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, TD's In Yo' Face! chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    TD's In Yo' Face! grabbed a sleeper in Corey Coleman with pick No. 148.

Player Analysis

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.9) and receiving yards (third with 941).

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    How Rebellious of You

    TD's In Yo' Face! said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Mark Ingram).

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Tom Brady on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 68
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, TD's In Yo' Face! got a steal in snatching Doug Baldwin in the seventh round (68th overall pick vs. ADP of 44.6).

Best Available

TD's In Yo' Face! has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (QB and WR), but QB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 104, ADP 112
    • Marcus Mariota
    • Rank 109, ADP 123
    • Ryan Tannehill
    • Rank 138, ADP 131
    • Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Rank 141, ADP 126
  • 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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TD's In Yo' Face!
1. (8) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
2. (13) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
3. (28) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
4. (33) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
5. (48) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
6. (53) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
7. (68) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
8. (73) Travis Benjamin (LAC - WR)
9. (88) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
10. (93) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
11. (108) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
12. (113) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
13. (128) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
14. (133) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
15. (148) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)

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