The League 2016 (ID# 780720)

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Julio Jones
Keenan Allen
Mark Ingram
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Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Cody's Team Has an Absolutely Dirty Roster

Draft Summary

In correlation with this draft, Cody's Team has decided to open a nice little side business that teaches inferior opponents how to draft like a boss. After Cody's Team hopped off the bus they used to take the rest of these kids to school, they built a roster that's projected to finish first in The League 2016 League with a record of 12-1-0 (1,835 points). With five WRs on the roster, Cody's Team has a lot of talent at the wide receiver position and the numbers justify the investment. Their WRs are projected to average 188 points this season, more than the league average of 172. They also built the top TE combo in the league, as they have Jordan Reed and Charles Clay.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Cody's Team will need to plan ahead for Week 11, as their top two projected scorers (Philip Rivers and Julio Jones) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest slates. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Cody's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Cody's Team are TE, WR, and K.

  • QB Controversy?

    Cody's Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Close to the Vest

    Cody's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • San Diego Chargers Fan?

    Cody's Team is a believer in the hopes of the San Diego Chargers this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Cody's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julio Jones and Mark Ingram) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Charles Clay is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Cody's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Just Heave it to Julio

    The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Cody's Team to encourage the The League 2016 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Keenan Allen and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    If it Ain't Broke

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

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Philip Rivers, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Caught Reaching

    Cody's Team will probably regret their sixth-round choice. Philip Rivers, taken with the 66th overall pick, has an ADP of only 84.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

Cody's Team has one weak area, DEF, that they may want to improve.

    • Pittsburgh Defense
    • Rank 210, ADP 134
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 238, ADP 133
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 245, ADP 129
    • Washington Defense
    • Rank 263, ADP 131
  • 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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Mover of Chains
1. (7) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (18) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
3. (31) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (42) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
5. (55) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
6. (66) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
7. (79) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
8. (90) Danny Woodhead (LAC - RB)
9. (103) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
10. (114) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
11. (127) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
12. (138) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
13. (151) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
14. (162) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
15. (175) Charles Clay (Buf - TE)

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