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Team Helmet! Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Eddie Lacy
Alshon Jeffery
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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Team Helmet! Needs Help

Draft Summary

While the Team Helmet! roster doesn't exactly scream playoffs, it's a roster that can be improved with some wheeling and dealing. As of now, they are projected to finish seventh in The dirty dozen League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,704 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (first round), Alshon Jeffery (third round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Team Helmet!, as they are one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league.

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Team Helmet! should use Week 8 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. Their top three projected scorers (Eli Manning, Ryan Tannehill and Odell Beckham Jr.) will be relaxing at home that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. Despite having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, Team Helmet! actually has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    Team Helmet! grabbed a couple of QBs (Eli Manning and Ryan Tannehill) that'll both be on bye in Week 8, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Team Helmet!, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Eric Decker) and fourth-ranked (Steve Smith Sr.) wideouts.

  • Big D

    Team Helmet! elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Team Helmet! has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Thomas Rawls) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    Going with just a single TE (Zach Ertz) and K (Steven Hauschka), Team Helmet! opted to add depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Believe in UFOs?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,526 total yards.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    205 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks ninth in the The dirty dozen League among WRs with 205 projected fantasy points.

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 47
    Move Over Marshawn

    Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.

    • J. Stewart, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 71
    Was Jonathan Stewart the Best Choice at Pick No. 71?

    Team Helmet! apparently thinks so. The Panthers' RB is projected to net 144 points this year, after putting up 125 last season.

    • Zach Ertz, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 74
    Was Zach Ertz Worth it at Pick No. 74?

    Team Helmet! sure hopes so. The Eagles' tight end is projected to put up 135 points this year, after getting 128 last year.

Best Available

QB, the only subpar position on Team Helmet!, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

    • 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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Team Helmet!
1. (2) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (23) Eddie Lacy (Sea - RB)
3. (26) Alshon Jeffery (Phi - WR)
4. (47) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
5. (50) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
6. (71) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
7. (74) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
8. (95) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
9. (98) Denver (Den - DEF)
10. (119) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
11. (122) Carolina (Car - DEF)
12. (143) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
13. (146) Ted Ginn Jr. (NO - WR)
14. (167) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
15. (170) Steven Hauschka (Buf - K)

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