easymoney Draft Report Card

Jordy Nelson
A.J. Green
DeAndre Hopkins
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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, easymoney Will be Average This Season

Draft Summary

Look, easymoney, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy as an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. easymoney didn't achieve their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in seventh-place in Whittier OC Battle League at 7-6-0 (1,825 points). They honed in on wide receivers early, using their top three selections to snag Jordy Nelson (11th overall), A.J. Green (14th), and DeAndre Hopkins (35th). They ultimately landed the weakest set of RBs in the league, as they have Mark Ingram, Ameer Abdullah, Matt Forte, and Frank Gore on their team.

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Week 11 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. easymoney should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for easymoney.

Draft Notes

  • Just Like Choosing Your Favorite Taylor Swift Song

    easymoney will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Matt Forte), fourth- (Frank Gore), and fifth-ranked (Eddie Lacy) RBs.

  • A Talented Trio

    easymoney has three above-average positions on their roster (WR, TE, and DEF).

  • Up, Up, and Away

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

  • Senior Citizen Discount

    With an average of 8.6 years of NFL experience, easymoney is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

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

  • If the Defense is Smithers, then Winston is Mr. Burns

    Jameis Winston likes to burn defenses over the top, ranking fifth among all QBs with 4.9 plays over 40 yards.

Player Analysis

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Nifty Nelson

    Jordy Nelson returned to form last year after missing all of 2015. The Packers wideout led the league in red zone targets, and only Mike Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters last season.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    easymoney 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.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Stepping on a Banana Peel

    Greg Olsen slipping to easymoney could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Wait For It

    easymoney held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fifth round to snag their "lead back" (Mark Ingram).

    • Ameer Abdullah, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, easymoney threw caution to the wind. They took Ameer Abdullah at pick number 62 despite an ADP of 86.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

easymoney has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with RB being the most immediate need.

    • Latavius Murray
    • Rank 186, ADP 111
    • Alvin Kamara
    • Rank 191, ADP 123
    • Giovani Bernard
    • Rank 199, ADP 119
    • 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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1. (11) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
2. (14) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (35) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
4. (38) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (59) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
6. (62) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
7. (83) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
8. (86) Eddie Lacy (Sea - RB)
9. (107) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
10. (110) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
11. (131) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
12. (134) Jamaal Charles (Den - RB)
13. (155) New England (NE - DEF)
14. (158) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)

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