Israelites Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
T.Y. Hilton
Ty Montgomery
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With Multiple Giants, Israelites Isn't Going to Win Much

Draft Summary

Maybe these pre-season projections will get Israelites to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Come to think of it, this roster may require extra effort just to get a few wins. Israelites is projected to go 1-12-0 (1,549 points) and finish 12th in Byrd Fan Club League. 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), T.Y. Hilton (second round), and Jarvis Landry (fourth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Israelites, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.

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Week 8 might not be the highest scoring week for Israelites, as their top two projected scorers (Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.) will be on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest slate. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, Israelites also has the second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Jumping on the G-Men

    With four Giants on their roster, the fantasy hopes of Israelites rest heavily on the fortunes of Eli's crew.

  • Show Some ID

    Israelites isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Close to the Vest

    Israelites was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Israelites Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Jeremy Langford at pick 137 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Langford is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Big Numbers in the Big Apple

    Last season, Beckham logged his third straight campaign of 90+ receptions, 1,300+ receiving yards, and 10+ TDs. Only one NFL player (Mike Evans) saw more targets in 2016.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Thank You, T.Y.!

    Hilton notched career-highs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards last year. Only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) appeared more often on fantasy rosters that had earned a spot in their league's playoffs.

    • Ty Montgomery, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Israelites didn't grab their first RB (Ty Montgomery) until the third round.

    • Rob Kelley, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 56
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Rob Kelley on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."

    • Tyler Eifert, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 65
    Was the 65th Pick the Right Time for Tyler Eifert?

    Israelites apparently believes so. The Bengals' tight end is projected to put up 131 points this year, after only netting 81 last year.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on Israelites, RB and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Samaje Perine
    • Rank 164, ADP 117
    • Alvin Kamara
    • Rank 191, ADP 123
    • Austin Hooper
    • Rank 128, ADP 136
    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 136, 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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1. (8) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (17) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
3. (32) Ty Montgomery (GB - RB)
4. (41) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
5. (56) Rob Kelley (Was - RB)
6. (65) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
7. (80) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
8. (89) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
9. (104) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
10. (113) Evan Engram (NYG - TE)
11. (128) Latavius Murray (Min - RB)
12. (137) Jeremy Langford (NYJ - RB)
13. (152) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
14. (161) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
15. (176) Josh Lambo (Jax - K)

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