The Oracle Draft Report Card

Jay Ajayi
A.J. Green
Demaryius Thomas
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Led by an Elite Set of RBs, The Oracle Won't Go Down Easily

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. The Oracle put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in The Greatest Show on Paper League at 8-5-0 (1,739 points). They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on A.J. Green (second round), Demaryius Thomas (third round), and Davante Adams (fourth round). They finished the draft with one of the best sets of RBs in the league, as they added Jay Ajayi, Paul Perkins, Theo Riddick, and Rob Kelley to their roster.

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The Oracle should use Week 8 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-normal schedule. In addition to having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, The Oracle has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    The Oracle will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Hunter Henry) and only DEF (New England) will both be idle that week.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the The Oracle roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, The Oracle chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 155 and 179, The Oracle snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Jamaal Williams and Corey Davis.

  • Insider Trading?

    Jamaal Williams is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) The Oracle has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Jay Ajayi Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. The Oracle should be in decent shape if Ajayi gets his 309 projected touches this year.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    The Oracle Gets Groovy With Green

    A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.

    • Rob Kelley, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    A Bit of a Reach

    The Oracle went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Rob Kelley has an ADP of 104.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 62. Patience is a virtue, The Oracle.

    • DeSean Jackson, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 83
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    DeSean Jackson picks up yardage in bunches, ranking fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 4.5.

    • Marcus Mariota, QB
    • Round 8, Pick 86
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, The Oracle got a steal in snatching Marcus Mariota in the eighth round (86th overall pick vs. ADP of 57).

Best Available

If The Oracle is interested in making a roster move, RB is one area they could improve.

    • C.J. Prosise
    • Rank 138, ADP 126
    • Alvin Kamara
    • Rank 191, ADP 123
    • Joe Williams
    • Rank 193, ADP 130
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 200, ADP 119
  • 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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The Oracle
1. (11) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
2. (14) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (35) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
4. (38) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
5. (59) Paul Perkins (NYG - RB)
6. (62) Rob Kelley (Was - RB)
7. (83) DeSean Jackson (TB - WR)
8. (86) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
9. (107) Eric Decker (Ten - WR)
10. (110) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
11. (131) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
12. (134) New England (NE - DEF)
13. (155) Jamaal Williams (GB - RB)
14. (158) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
15. (179) Corey Davis (Ten - WR)

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