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Purple Jesus Draft Report Card

Todd Gurley
Brandon Marshall
Jamaal Charles
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Purple Jesus Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

Draft Summary

Picking 10th, Purple Jesus put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected third-place finish in HTOWN FFL League (9-4-0, 2,302 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Todd Gurley (first round), Jamaal Charles (third round), and Matt Forte (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the best group of RBs in the league.

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Purple Jesus should use Week 10 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the weakest slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Purple Jesus also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    RB is the best position for Purple Jesus, though TE and QB are also stronger-than-average.

  • Tread Left on the Tires

    With an average of 8.9 years of NFL experience, Purple Jesus is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Purple Jesus has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Todd Gurley and Brandon Marshall) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    No RB by Committee Here

    Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Purple Jesus should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 344 projected touches this year.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    304 Reasons for Purple Jesus to Appreciate Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks eighth in the HTOWN FFL League among WRs with 304 projected fantasy points.

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Mr. Do-It-All

    Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,470 total yards (1,126 rushing, 343 receiving).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Like Marino in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,804) and passing TDs (31.5).

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 60
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Purple Jesus got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Golden Tate (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 48.8).

Best Available

K and WR are expected to be the weakest positions for Purple Jesus and a potential area of need.

    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 215, ADP 88
    • Blair Walsh
    • Rank 220, ADP 92
    • Rishard Matthews
    • Rank 121, ADP 131
    • Torrey Smith
    • Rank 125, ADP 118
  • 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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Purple Jesus
1. (10) Todd Gurley (LAR - RB)
2. (20) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
3. (30) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
4. (40) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
5. (50) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (60) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
7. (70) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
8. (80) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
9. (90) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
10. (100) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
11. (110) Travis Benjamin (LAC - WR)
12. (120) Phillip Dorsett (Ind - WR)
13. (130) Antonio Gates (LAC - TE)
14. (140) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
15. (150) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)

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