Big Baldwin Brand Draft Report Card

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Melvin Gordon
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Doug Baldwin
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Keenan Allen
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After Some Early Gambles, A Team Has No Name Should Have Paid for Expert Advice

Draft Summary

Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (eighth overall), A Team Has No Name can use their poor draft position as an excuse as to why they choked. This team strikes fear in the heart of no one, with a projected record of 4-9-0 (1,780 points). They're predicted to finish ninth in Whittier OC Battle League. They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Melvin Gordon (first round), Joe Mixon (fourth round), and Doug Martin (fifth round). They also ended up landing an above-average group of WRs, as they added Doug Baldwin, Keenan Allen and DeVante Parker to their rotation.

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Schedule

A Team Has No Name should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult slate. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, A Team Has No Name also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Not Focused on Offense

    DEF is the only above-average position on A Team Has No Name.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 14 picks, A Team Has No Name is looking for dependable help.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, A Team Has No Name chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Starting Slowly

    A Team Has No Name got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing Wendell Smallwood at pick 137 was definitely a reach. Smallwood is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Advanced Math

    If A Team Has No Name had a nickel for every time Melvin Gordon is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 298 nickels.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    280 Excuses to Cheer for Doug Baldwin

    Baldwin ranks seventh in the Whittier OC Battle League among wideouts with 280 projected fantasy points.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    Rethinking That One

    Keenan Allen may not justify his 32nd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (28th with 1,015) and TDs (24th with 7.9).

    • Joe Mixon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!

    Although he was taken 41st overall in the fantasy draft, Joe Mixon isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (29th with 5.7) or rushing yards (29th with 712).

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 56
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fifth-round pick, A Team Has No Name pulled the trigger. They took Doug Martin at pick number 56 despite an ADP of just 101 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With five subpar positions on A Team Has No Name, QB and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Matthew Stafford
    • Rank 102, ADP 113
    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 104, ADP 118
    • Latavius Murray
    • Rank 186, ADP 111
    • Alvin Kamara
    • Rank 191, ADP 123
  • 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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Big Baldwin Brand
1. (8) Melvin Gordon (LAC - RB)
2. (17) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
3. (32) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
4. (41) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
5. (56) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
6. (65) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
7. (80) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
8. (89) Corey Davis (Ten - WR)
9. (104) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
10. (113) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
11. (128) Kendall Wright (Chi - WR)
12. (137) Wendell Smallwood (Phi - RB)
13. (152) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
14. (161) Wil Lutz (NO - K)

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