Football Fantatics 2016 (ID# 4562)

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gridiron gang Draft Report Card

LeSean McCoy
Marvin Jones Jr.
LeGarrette Blount
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, gridiron gang Has Shot at Winning League

Draft Summary

gridiron gang took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. gridiron gang is projected to finish fourth in Football Fantatics 2016 League at 9-4-0 (1,503 points).

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Keeper Summary

gridiron gang made use of all three of their keeper slots, but neglected ball-carriers. Among their keepers, none were RBs. On average, their three keepers are significantly more valuable (by 50.5%) than the average draft picks that they replaced.


Whether by good luck or clever drafting strategy, gridiron gang has staggered their bye weeks very well. There will be no occasions this year when more than two drafted players sit out during the same week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least difficult slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, gridiron gang also has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for gridiron gang, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (LeGarrette Blount) and third-ranked (Jerick McKinnon) RBs is significant.

  • Sky's the Limit

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

  • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    gridiron gang is a believer in the hopes of the Minnesota Vikings this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Like Elway in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,806) and passing TDs (31.5).

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    gridiron gang drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 12.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.8.

  • A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Drew Brees is projected to rack up 332 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.

Player Analysis

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    LeSean McCoy Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. gridiron gang should be in decent shape if McCoy gets his 296 projected touches this year.

    • M. Jones Jr., WR
    • Round 2, Pick 39
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 39th overall, Marvin Jones Jr. isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (46th with 5.5) or receiving yards (43rd with 872).

    • L. Blount, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 42
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed LeGarrette Blount with the 42nd pick, even though his ADP is only 118.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • L. Treadwell, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 79

    Laquon Treadwell may not justify his 79th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-50 in both yards (53rd with 790) and TDs (56th with 4.9).

    • Blaine Gabbert, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 119
    gridiron gang Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Blaine Gabbert at pick 119 was just a bit of a stretch. Gabbert is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

gridiron gang has one subpar position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Bruce Ellington
    • Rank 140, ADP 130
    • Terrance Williams
    • Rank 147, ADP 124
    • Chris Hogan
    • Rank 149, ADP 127
    • Dorial Green-Beckham
    • Rank 151, ADP 124
  • 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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gridiron gang
1. (2) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
2. (39) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
3. (42) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
4. (79) Laquon Treadwell (Min - WR)
5. (82) Jerick McKinnon (Min - RB)
6. (119) Blaine Gabbert (SF - QB)
7. (122) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
8. (159) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
9. (162) Devontae Booker (Den - RB)
10. (199) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
11. (202) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
12. (239) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)

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Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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