Cheeseburger Eddie Draft Report Card

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Tom Brady
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Brandin Cooks
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Mark Ingram
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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Cheeseburger Eddie Will Need to Improve to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of Cheeseburger Eddie for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish eighth in Welcome to Fumbledome League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 6-7-0 (1,886 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Tom Brady (1st overall), RB Mark Ingram (25th), WR Brandin Cooks (24th), and TE Jordan Reed (48th) within the first five rounds. They finished the draft with the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Ingram, Chris Thompson, and Giovani Bernard.

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Schedule

Cheeseburger Eddie should use Week 6 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most daunting schedule. Corresponding with the most demanding overall schedule, Cheeseburger Eddie also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Stockpiling Talent at TE

    Cheeseburger Eddie should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE is definitely the strongest among them.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Cheeseburger Eddie will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only TE (Jordan Reed) and only K (Matt Bryant) will both be off that week.

  • Close to the Vest

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

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Cheeseburger Eddie has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Tom Brady and Jordan Reed) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Very Sneaky, Cheeseburger Eddie

    They nabbed a sleeper in John Ross with pick No. 169.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Cheeseburger Eddie chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

Player Analysis

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    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.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    Like Your Dog After a Bath

    Brandin Cooks is sure to be running crazy around opposing defenders. He's projected to put up 1,231 receiving yards this year, eighth-most in the NFL.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Cheeseburger Eddie didn't grab their first RB (Mark Ingram) until the third round.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Rule 86

    When he's healthy, you start him. Despite taking a noticeable step back from his outstanding 2015 campaign, Reed continued rewarding owners last year. Among all NFL tight ends, only Jimmy Graham appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 72
    Bernard Reinforces Ground Attack for Cheeseburger Eddie

    The Bengals' running back is projected to earn 137 points this year, after putting up 123 last year.

Best Available

If Cheeseburger Eddie wants to upgrade, WR and RB are areas they could go after first.

    • Cooper Kupp
    • Rank 157, ADP 127
    • Nelson Agholor
    • Rank 158, ADP 127
    • Jeremy Hill
    • Rank 113, ADP 116
    • C.J. Prosise
    • Rank 138, ADP 125
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Cheeseburger Eddie
1. (1) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
2. (24) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
3. (25) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (48) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
5. (49) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
6. (72) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
7. (73) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
8. (96) Brandon Marshall (NYG - WR)
9. (97) Zay Jones (Buf - WR)
10. (120) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
11. (121) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
12. (144) Torrey Smith (Phi - WR)
13. (145) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
14. (168) Chris Thompson (Was - RB)
15. (169) John Ross (Cin - WR)

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