Neffs Ball Blasters Draft Report Card

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Melvin Gordon
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Jordy Nelson
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T.Y. Hilton
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With a Projected Finish of Ninth, Neffs Ball Blasters is a Team Others Will Want to Play

Draft Summary

Meat Loaf once told USA Today that he had to file an extension because he chose to put together his fantasy-player draft list rather than work on his income-tax filing. The manager of Neffs Ball Blasters should aim for that level of dedication next time, as they're projected to finish ninth in steely mcbeams sausages League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,942 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Jordy Nelson (second round), T.Y. Hilton (third round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fifth round). They ultimately have the weakest TE combo in the league, as they have Eric Ebron and Jason Witten.

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Schedule

Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Neffs Ball Blasters should use Week 8 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest slates. In addition to having the third-most taxing overall schedule, Neffs Ball Blasters also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Allocation

    RB is the strongest position for Neffs Ball Blasters, though WR and QB aren't too shabby either.

  • Team of Champions

    Neffs Ball Blasters is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including Melvin Gordon, Jordy Nelson, and T.Y. Hilton.

  • Low Floor, High Ceiling?

    Neffs Ball Blasters grabbed a sleeper in Corey Davis with pick No. 179.

  • Tuck It And Run

    Taylor is projected to deliver 493 rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.

Player Analysis

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Gordon is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank fifth in the NFL with 298 touches.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Nifty Nelson

    Jordy Nelson returned to form last year after missing all of 2015. The Packers wideout led the league in red zone targets, and only Mike Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters last season.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Neffs Ball Blasters got a steal in the third round, when they selected T.Y. Hilton (35th overall pick vs. ADP of 22).

    • Ty Montgomery, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    A Multifaceted Machine

    Montgomery is a dual-threat back for Neffs Ball Blasters, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fifth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 531.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Larry Fitzgerald on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

Best Available

Neffs Ball Blasters could potentially upgrade TE and DEF, but TE is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 143, ADP 132
    • David Njoku
    • Rank 194, ADP 131
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 210, ADP 128
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 215, ADP 126
  • 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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Neffs Ball Blasters
1. (11) Melvin Gordon (LAC - RB)
2. (14) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (35) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (38) Ty Montgomery (GB - RB)
5. (59) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
6. (62) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
7. (83) Tyrell Williams (LAC - WR)
8. (86) LeGarrette Blount (Phi - RB)
9. (107) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
10. (110) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
11. (131) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
12. (134) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
13. (155) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
14. (158) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
15. (179) Corey Davis (Ten - WR)

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