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Purple Bleeder Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Brandin Cooks
Jarvis Landry
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Purple Bleeder Has Shot at Winning League

Draft Summary

Purple Bleeder was able to invest the sixth pick well and looks positioned for some nice returns over the season. The proceeds from this draft include an overall projected finish of second in The dirty dozen League, as well an estimated 1,772 points and a record of 10-3-0. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandin Cooks (second round), Jarvis Landry (third round), and Golden Tate (fourth round). They also landed one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added David Johnson, Ameer Abdullah, Duke Johnson Jr., and C.J. Spiller.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Week 10 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Purple Bleeder 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 four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the easiest schedule. Purple Bleeder has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At four different positions, Purple Bleeder picked up projected top-3 players (including David Johnson, Coby Fleener, and Chris Boswell).

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Purple Bleeder might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) and second-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Close to the Vest

    Purple Bleeder was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Purple Bleeder roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

  • It's How You Finish

    Purple Bleeder made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Purple Bleeder got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Philip Rivers (102nd overall pick vs. ADP of 82.3).

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Feed Thy Beast

    David Johnson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish third in the league with 318 touches.

    • Jarvis Landry, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of The dirty dozen League overlooked a gem, and Purple Bleeder made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jarvis Landry.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 43
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 43rd overall, Golden Tate isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (28th with 6.8) or receiving yards (21st with 1,041).

    • D. Johnson Jr., RB
    • Round 5, Pick 54
    Trigger Happy

    With their fifth-round pick, Purple Bleeder pulled the trigger. They drafted Duke Johnson Jr. at pick number 54 despite an ADP of just 106.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Coby Fleener, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 67
    A Big, Reliable Threat

    Coby Fleener ranks third in the The dirty dozen League among TEs with 162 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

Purple Bleeder is pretty strong across the board with no weak spots, but QB is one position they may want to try and upgrade.

    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 148, ADP 122
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 150, ADP 117
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 159, ADP 119
    • Dak Prescott
    • Rank 161, ADP 113
  • 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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Purple Bleeder
1. (6) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (19) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
3. (30) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
4. (43) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
5. (54) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
6. (67) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
7. (78) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
8. (91) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
9. (102) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
10. (115) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
11. (126) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
12. (139) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
13. (150) C.J. Spiller (KC - RB)
14. (163) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
15. (174) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)

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