The Brookside Hood (ID# 795499)

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The New Kids Draft Report Card

Thomas Rawls
Greg Olsen
Ben Roethlisberger
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Despite Some Early Steals, The New Kids Isn't Going to Scare Anyone

Draft Summary

Maybe if The New Kids purchases a lift kit and some giant tires for this roster it won't seem so average. The playoffs are not out of reach for this team, but it will require some effort. They are projected to finish eighth in The Brookside Hood with a record of 5-8-0 (1,543 points). They believe QB is not only the most important position in real life, but also in fantasy, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Ben Roethlisberger (third round) and Tom Brady (fourth round). They also built the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Thomas Rawls, Duke Johnson Jr., Ameer Abdullah, and Spencer Ware.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Week 8 would be a good opportunity for The New Kids to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, The New Kids also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 7.8 years of NFL experience, The New Kids is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Seattle Seahawks Fan?

    The New Kids reached twice to draft a Seattle Seahawks player.

  • Big D

    The New Kids elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    The New Kids has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Thomas Rawls and Tom Brady) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Tony Romo, The New Kids pounced on him at pick No. 184.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 10 rounds (New England, Eric Decker, and Stephen Gostkowski), The New Kids made some shrewd moves.

Player Analysis

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Yardage Machine

    Thomas Rawls is projected to tally 1,068 yards on the ground, placing him at eighth in the NFL in that category.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.9) and receiving yards (third with 942).

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for The New Kids.

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Tom's Trophy Delivery Service

    Only Devonta Freeman appeared on more championship rosters than the 38-year-old Brady last season.

    • Eric Decker, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    Was the 64th Pick the Right Time for Eric Decker?

    The New Kids apparently believes it is. The Jets' wide receiver is projected to earn 151 points this year, after putting up 173 last year.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on The New Kids, RB and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 115, ADP 127
    • Theo Riddick
    • Rank 158, ADP 123
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 145, ADP 138
    • Benjamin Watson
    • Rank 213, ADP 127
  • 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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The New Kids
1. (9) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
2. (16) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
3. (33) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
4. (40) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
5. (57) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
6. (64) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
7. (81) Tavon Austin (LAR - WR)
8. (88) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (105) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
10. (112) New England (NE - DEF)
11. (129) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
12. (136) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
13. (153) Spencer Ware (KC - RB)
14. (160) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
15. (177) Jacob Tamme (Atl - TE)
16. (184) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)

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