Patis 1 Draft Report Card

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Jay Ajayi
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Brandin Cooks
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Aaron Rodgers
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Despite Some Early Bargains, Patis 1 Has an Average Roster

Draft Summary

Maybe if Patis 1 purchases a lift kit and some giant tires for this roster it won't seem so average. The playoffs are not out of reach for this team, but it will require some effort. They are projected to finish eighth in Whittier OC Battle with a record of 6-7-0 (1,854 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (33rd overall), RB Jay Ajayi (9th), WR Brandin Cooks (16th), and TE Tyler Eifert (57th) within the first five rounds. They also ultimately ended up with the weakest TE duo in the league, as they added Eifert and Antonio Gates.

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Schedule

Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Patis 1 should use Week 8 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Patis 1 also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Patis 1 will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (John Brown), fourth- (Sammy Watkins), and fifth-ranked (Randall Cobb) wideouts.

  • Positional Fortitude

    Patis 1 has four positions that are better than league average. While DEF, K, and RB are projected to be good, QB is the strongest on Patis 1.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Patis 1 picked up projected top-3 players (Aaron Rodgers, Dan Bailey, and Seattle).

  • On the Rise

    Patis 1 hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Patis 1 has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jay Ajayi and Aaron Rodgers) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Low Floor, High Ceiling?

    Patis 1 grabbed a sleeper in John Brown with pick No. 153.

Player Analysis

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Ajayi is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 309 touches.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Like Your Dog After a Bath

    Brandin Cooks is sure to be running crazy around opposing defenders. He's projected to put up 1,231 receiving yards this year, eighth-most in the NFL.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    Amazing Aaron

    Rodgers was the only quarterback to pass for 40 touchdowns last season, and among QBs, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.

    • Rob Kelley, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their sixth-round pick, Patis 1 pulled the trigger. They took Rob Kelley at pick number 64 despite an ADP of just 104.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 81
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Patis 1 got a steal in snatching Sammy Watkins in the seventh round (81st overall pick vs. ADP of 59.5).

Best Available

Patis 1 has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and WR), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 136, ADP 135
    • Coby Fleener
    • Rank 143, ADP 133
    • Julius Thomas
    • Rank 146, ADP 132
    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 148, ADP 126
  • 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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Patis 1
1. (9) Jay Ajayi (Phi - RB)
2. (16) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
3. (33) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
4. (40) Alshon Jeffery (Phi - WR)
5. (57) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
6. (64) Rob Kelley (Was - RB)
7. (81) Sammy Watkins (LAR - WR)
8. (88) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (105) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
10. (112) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
11. (129) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
12. (136) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
13. (153) John Brown (Ari - WR)
14. (160) Antonio Gates (LAC - TE)

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