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metalpocalypse Draft Report Card

Le'Veon Bell
Jordy Nelson
A.J. Green
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Projected to Finish Seventh, metalpocalypse Needs Upgrades

Draft Summary

Mediocrity isn't for everyone metalpocalypse, so feel proud. Ok, maybe it is. But hey, you showed up, and that's the important thing. After this average draft performance, metalpocalypse is projected to go 6-8-0 (1,521 points) and finish seventh in Who Cares? League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Le'Veon Bell (first round), Jonathan Stewart (fourth round), and Carlos Hyde (fifth round). They put together the bottom QB tandem in the league, as they added Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota to their squad.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Keeper Summary

metalpocalypse made use of two of their three keeper positions to retain Le'Veon Bell (12.9 ADP) and Jordy Nelson (22.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Le'Veon Bell) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the two keepers on metalpocalypse are projected to be marginally less productive (by 9.8%) than the draft picks they replaced.


metalpocalypse should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, metalpocalypse has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • If Drafting Running Backs is Cool

    Then consider metalpocalypse Miles Davis. They drafted four above-average RBs, even though only two can be started each week.

  • A Wasted Pick?

    If metalpocalypse can't trade one of their five above-average WRs, then at least they'll be able to boast their superior depth at the position. Which, ya know, is good for something.

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    metalpocalypse will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Golden Tate), fourth- (Jeremy Maclin), and fifth-ranked (John Brown) wideouts.

  • WR or Bust

    Unfortunately, WR is the only strong position on metalpocalypse. Fortunately, there's always next year.

  • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

    It appears that metalpocalypse enjoys gambling, as they took chances on seven "high-risk" picks.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the metalpocalypse roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Returning to Excellence

    He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    170 Reasons for metalpocalypse to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

    Nelson ranks 10th in the Who Cares? League among WRs with 170 projected fantasy points.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for metalpocalypse to encourage the Who Cares? League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed A.J. Green and his 90 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

    • J. Stewart, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fourth-round pick, metalpocalypse pulled the trigger. They took Jonathan Stewart at pick number 40 despite an ADP of just 63.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 41
    Carlos Hyde Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. metalpocalypse should be in decent shape if Hyde gets his 292 projected touches this year.

Best Available

While metalpocalypse is projected to have four subpar positions, RB is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Jordan Howard
    • Rank 159, ADP 129
    • Theo Riddick
    • Rank 162, ADP 123
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 168, ADP 116
    • Darren Sproles
    • Rank 176, ADP 122
  • 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. (1) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (20) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (21) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
4. (40) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
5. (41) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
6. (60) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
7. (61) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
8. (80) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
9. (81) John Brown (Ari - WR)
10. (100) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
11. (101) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
12. (120) Chris Johnson (Ari - RB)
13. (121) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
14. (140) Alfred Morris (Dal - RB)
15. (141) Robert Griffin III (Cle - QB)
16. (160) Kenneth Dixon (Bal - RB)
17. (161) New York (NYJ - DEF)

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