Down Set Hike (ID# 602317)

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Retired Pig Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Eddie Lacy
T.Y. Hilton
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Retired Pig Should Call Chip Kelly for Trade Advice

Draft Summary

Retired Pig does know this is "football" not "fútbol", right? Either way they turned the third overall pick into an easy win for the rest of the league, as they are projected to finish ninth in Down Set Hike League with a record of 4-10-0. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Drew Brees (51st overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (22nd) and Matt Forte (46th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (3rd) and T.Y. Hilton (27th). They also landed one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Lacy, Forte, and Giovani Bernard.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Retired Pig has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Retired Pig has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Retired Pig, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Giovani Bernard) and fourth-ranked (Darren Sproles) RBs.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Retired Pig picked up projected top-3 players (Drew Brees, Odell Beckham Jr., and Chris Boswell).

  • Close to the Vest

    Retired Pig was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing nine "low-risk" players out of 18 picks.

  • Batman Needs Robin

    Just like Eddie Lacy needs James Starks. Retired Pig hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their second-round and 18th-round selections.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Will Fuller, Retired Pig pounced on him at pick No. 190.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    Going with just a single TE (Jared Cook) and K (Chris Boswell), Retired Pig opted to add depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?

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

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Retired Pig drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 12.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.9.

    • Michael Floyd, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    Was Michael Floyd the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 70?

    Retired Pig apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' wideout is projected to put up 133 points this year, after getting 121 last year.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 75
    Taking a Chance

    With their seventh-round pick, Retired Pig threw caution to the wind. They took Giovani Bernard at pick number 75 despite an ADP of 101.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Khalil Mack, DE
    • Round 8, Pick 94
    Like Mike Tyson or Luis Suárez

    Khalil Mack will take a bite out of your offensive game plan. Among DEs in Down Set Hike League, Mack ranks fourth in projected sacks with 10.

Best Available

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

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 132, ADP 135
    • Jimmy Graham
    • Rank 135, ADP 122
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 140, ADP 136
    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
  • 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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Retired Pig
1. (3) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (22) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
3. (27) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (46) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
5. (51) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (70) Michael Floyd (NE - WR)
7. (75) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
8. (94) Khalil Mack (Oak - DE)
9. (99) Jamie Collins (Cle - LB)
10. (118) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
11. (123) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)
12. (142) Jared Cook (GB - TE)
13. (147) Earl Thomas (Sea - S)
14. (166) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
15. (171) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
16. (190) Will Fuller V (Hou - WR)
17. (195) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
18. (214) James Starks (GB - RB)

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