Brent's Bold Team Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Jordy Nelson
DeAndre Hopkins
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With an Elite Group of WRs, Brent's Bold Team Could Destroy This League

Draft Summary

In correlation with this draft, Brent's Bold Team has decided to open a nice little side business that teaches inferior opponents how to draft like a boss. After Brent's Bold Team hopped off the bus they used to take the rest of these kids to school, they built a roster that's projected to finish first in Yahoo Public 56212 League with a record of 11-3-0 (1,542 points). They must be in love with the wide receiver position, using their first three picks on Julio Jones (7th overall), Jordy Nelson (14th), and DeAndre Hopkins (27th). Brent's Bold Team will rely heavily on this group, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Brent's Bold Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Brent's Bold Team has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Brent's Bold Team picked up projected top-two players (Julio Jones, Kansas City, and Tom Brady).

  • Risk Averse

    Brent's Bold Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    Brent's Bold Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Brent's Bold Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jordy Nelson and Tom Brady) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • It's How You Finish

    Brent's Bold Team 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.

  • Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 475 projected rushing yards (ranked second among QBs), Cam Newton has multiple ways to bring in points.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Does Julio Jones Believe in UFOs?

    These all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Jones is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,566 total yards.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Jordy Nelson was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 34
    Bravo, Brady

    For the second consecutive season, Tom appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other QB. Over that 28-game stretch, he's averaged 297.3 yards, 2.3 TDs, and 0.3 INTs per outing.

    • Mike Gillislee, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 47
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Brent's Bold Team didn't grab their first RB (Mike Gillislee) until the fifth round.

    • Zach Ertz, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 67
    Trigger Happy

    With their seventh-round pick, Brent's Bold Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Zach Ertz at pick number 67 despite an ADP of just 91.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

If Brent's Bold Team wants to upgrade, RB and K are areas they could go after first.

    • Frank Gore
    • Rank 74, ADP 103
    • Bilal Powell
    • Rank 78, ADP 100
    • Graham Gano
    • Rank 233, ADP 138
    • Wil Lutz
    • Rank 240, ADP 135
  • 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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Brent's Bold Team
1. (7) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (14) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (27) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
4. (34) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
5. (47) Mike Gillislee (NE - RB)
6. (54) Dalvin Cook (Min - RB)
7. (67) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
8. (74) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
9. (87) Stephen Hauschka (Buf - K)
10. (94) Eddie Lacy (Sea - RB)
11. (107) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
12. (114) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
13. (127) Adam Thielen (Min - WR)
14. (134) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
15. (147) Matt Prater (Det - K)

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