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Golden Taint Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Adrian Peterson
Amari Cooper
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Golden Taint Has a Team to Watch

Draft Summary

Golden Taint must have gotten some help from Ozzie Newsome, as they built a talented roster despite a late pick. Projections predict they'll finish second in Who Cares? League with a record of 10-4-0 (1,626 points). With six WRs on the roster, Golden Taint loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 131 points this season, close to the league average of 140. They ended up with one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they have Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Ameer Abdullah, and T.J. Yeldon on their team.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Keeper Summary

Golden Taint made use of two of their three keeper spots to retain Odell Beckham Jr. (2.5 ADP) and Adrian Peterson (8.9 ADP). From an ADP perspective, both of their keepers are of first-round quality. Overall, the keepers on Golden Taint are projected to be significantly more productive (by 12.1%) than the draft picks they replaced.


Golden Taint should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why there's only one word for thesaurus. That's still time better spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Golden Taint also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Close to the Vest

    Golden Taint was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 17 picks.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Golden Taint has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Adrian Peterson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • The Golden Boot

    Steven Hauschka is projected to lead the NFL with 4.8 makes from 50+ yards.

  • Digging Deep

    Anquan Boldin is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Golden Taint for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Believe in UFOs?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,527 total yards.

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Advanced Math

    If Golden Taint had a nickel for every time Adrian Peterson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 323 nickels.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Who Cares? League overlooked a gem, and Golden Taint made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing LeSean McCoy.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.8) and receiving yards (third with 940).

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Biggest Steal

    Golden Taint may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing Russell Wilson (53rd overall pick vs. ADP of 35.7).

Best Available

Golden Taint has one subpar position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Sammie Coates
    • Rank 119, ADP 132
    • Mohamed Sanu
    • Rank 127, ADP 132
    • Michael Thomas
    • Rank 129, ADP 126
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 130, 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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Golden Taint
1. (8) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (13) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
3. (28) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (33) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
5. (48) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (53) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
7. (68) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
8. (73) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
9. (88) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
10. (93) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
11. (108) Laquon Treadwell (Min - WR)
12. (113) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
13. (128) Travis Benjamin (SD - WR)
14. (133) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
15. (148) New England (NE - DEF)
16. (153) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
17. (168) Anquan Boldin (Det - WR)

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