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Straight Cash Homie Draft Report Card

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Mark Ingram
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Mike Evans
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Julian Edelman
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Straight Cash Homie Probably Has Draft Regrets

Draft Summary

Straight Cash Homie should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking 11th, Straight Cash Homie bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of ninth in The dirty dozen League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,582 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Mark Ingram (first round), DeMarco Murray (fourth round), and Arian Foster (fifth round). Straight Cash Homie will rely heavily on this group, as they are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Straight Cash Homie can chalk up Week 9 as a loss. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the hardest schedules. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, Straight Cash Homie also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Good Luck With That One!

    Straight Cash Homie will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Markus Wheaton), fourth- (Michael Floyd), and fifth-ranked (Tavon Austin) wideouts.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Straight Cash Homie chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Straight Cash Homie has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mark Ingram and Gary Barnidge) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Tyler Boyd, Straight Cash Homie pounced on him at pick No. 155.

  • Digging Deep

    Tyler Boyd is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Straight Cash Homie for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Mark Ingram Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Straight Cash Homie should be in decent shape if Ingram gets his 286 projected touches this year.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Doling Out Nightmares

    Mike Evans will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish sixth in the NFL with 8.7 receiving TDs.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

    According to projections, DeMarco Murray will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (22nd with 5.8) and yards (26th with 779). Seems like Straight Cash Homie just went with their gut on this one.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fifth-round pick, Straight Cash Homie pulled the trigger. They took Arian Foster at pick number 59 despite an ADP of just 85.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

DEF and WR are expected to be the worst positions for Straight Cash Homie and a potential area of need.

    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 184, ADP 122
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 206, ADP 142
    • Michael Thomas
    • Rank 119, ADP 129
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 120, ADP 134
  • Bye Week Points Lost
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    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
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    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
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    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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Straight Cash Homie
1. (11) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
2. (14) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
3. (35) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
4. (38) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
5. (59) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
6. (62) Michael Floyd (NE - WR)
7. (83) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
8. (86) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
9. (107) Tavon Austin (LA - WR)
10. (110) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
11. (131) Spencer Ware (KC - RB)
12. (134) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
13. (155) Tyler Boyd (Cin - WR)
14. (158) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
15. (179) Mason Crosby (GB - K)

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