Big Green Disaster Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
Todd Gurley II
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Big Green Disaster Will Battle Every Week

Draft Summary

Big Green Disaster drafted like a bat out of hell in this one. Meat Loaf once told the NY Times that he's played in as many as 60 fantasy leagues in a year, and he would surely approve of this drafting display. Big Green Disaster assembled a squad built to reach the playoffs and is projected to finish sixth in Welcome to Fumbledome League with a record of 7-6-0 (1,879 points). 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 Julio Jones (first round), Michael Thomas (second round), and Alshon Jeffery (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the highest-scoring set of WRs in the league.

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Big Green Disaster can chalk up Week 10 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Big Green Disaster has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • WR or Bust

    WR is the only above-average position group for Big Green Disaster.

  • Close to the Vest

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

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Big Green Disaster chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Derek Carr likes to score quickly, ranking second among NFL QBs with 3 TDs over 40 yards.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Jones is ranked eighth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.

    • Michael Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 21
    Just Heave it to Michael Thomas

    Thomas ranks 10th in the Welcome to Fumbledome League among WRs with 272 projected fantasy points.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Wait For It

    Big Green Disaster held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Todd Gurley).

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 52
    Homecoming for Beast Mode

    Averaging 1,339 rush yards and 12 rush TDs per year from 2011-14, Lynch returns to football behind one of the most bruising offensive lines in the league.

    • DeVante Parker, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 69
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed DeVante Parker with the 69th pick, even though his ADP is only 91.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With five subpar positions on Big Green Disaster, TE and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 136, ADP 135
    • Coby Fleener
    • Rank 143, ADP 133
    • Tyrod Taylor
    • Rank 129, ADP 126
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 140, ADP 129
  • 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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Big Green Disaster
1. (4) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (21) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
3. (28) Todd Gurley II (LAR - RB)
4. (45) Alshon Jeffery (Phi - WR)
5. (52) Marshawn Lynch (Oak - RB)
6. (69) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
7. (76) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
8. (93) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
9. (100) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
10. (117) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
11. (124) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)
12. (141) John Brown (Ari - WR)
13. (148) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
14. (165) Atlanta (Atl - DEF)
15. (172) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)

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