The Brookside Hood (ID# 795499)

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Rick's Team Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
A.J. Green
Andrew Luck
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Buoyed by Some Early-Round Steals, Rick's Team Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, Rick's Team didn't want to show up the The Brookside Hood League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in sixth-place in The Brookside Hood League at 6-7-0 (1,680 points). The plan by Rick's Team to load up on running backs was a good one, they just didn't choose the right ones. Their RBs are projected to average 120 points this season, fewer than the league average of 136. They put together one of the lowest-scoring RB tandems in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott and Chris Ivory.

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While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Rick's Team (three), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Rick's Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Up and Comers

    Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Rick's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Rick's Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 10 rounds (Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Matthews, and Josh Gordon).

  • Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their ninth-round pick, Rick's Team pulled the trigger. They took Isaiah Crowell at pick number 106 despite an ADP of just 126.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Here's the Kicker

    You could see decent numbers from the Falcons' kicking game. Even though Matt Ryan is expected to be a top-5 producer in passing yards (fourth with 4,551), he's projected to end up just 24th in the NFL with 21.8 TD passes.

  • Arm Cannon

    Rick's Team chose one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Matt Ryan. Among NFL QBs, he's forecasted to rank fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

  • Insider Trading?

    Jerick McKinnon is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Rick's Team has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Rick's Team should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 313 projected touches this year.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    184 Reasons for Rick's Team to Appreciate A.J. Green

    Green ranks sixth in the The Brookside Hood League among WRs with 184 projected fantasy points.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    Rick's Team's Stud Signal-Caller

    Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 317 points this year, enough to rank fourth among all QBs.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of The Brookside Hood League overlooked a gem, and Rick's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Alshon Jeffery.

    • Coby Fleener, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 63
    A Big, Strong Threat

    Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the The Brookside Hood League among TEs with 130 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Rick's Team could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

Best Available

Rick's Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (RB and K), but RB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 115, ADP 127
    • Theo Riddick
    • Rank 158, ADP 123
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 166, ADP 92
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 168, ADP 116
  • 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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Rick's Team
1. (10) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (15) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (34) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
4. (39) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
5. (58) Denver (Den - DEF)
6. (63) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
7. (82) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
8. (87) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
9. (106) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
10. (111) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
11. (130) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
12. (135) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
13. (154) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
14. (159) Jerick McKinnon (Min - RB)
15. (178) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
16. (183) Chris Johnson (Ari - RB)

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