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BenB's Unreal Team Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Brandin Cooks
Devonta Freeman
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Projected to Finish Sixth, BenB's Unreal Team Needs Upgrades

Draft Summary

Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of BenB's Unreal Team for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish sixth in Yahoo Public 795587 League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 7-7-0 (1,549 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Russell Wilson (43rd overall), RBs Devonta Freeman (23rd) and Carlos Hyde (38th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (3rd) and Brandin Cooks (18th). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Freeman, Hyde, Melvin Gordon, and Derrick Henry.

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Week 5 might require some artful managing from BenB's Unreal Team, as their top two projected scorers (Russell Wilson and Blake Bortles) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least difficult slates. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, BenB's Unreal Team also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    It's likely that in Week 5, BenB's Unreal Team will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Russell Wilson and Blake Bortles will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. BenB's Unreal Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4 years of NFL experience.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, BenB's Unreal Team is looking for dependable help.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    BenB's Unreal Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Devonta Freeman) 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 Derrick Henry, BenB's Unreal Team pounced on him at pick No. 143.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,527 all-purpose yards.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    How Rebellious of You

    BenB's Unreal Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Devonta Freeman).

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 292 touches, Carlos Hyde is projected to rank ninth in the NFL in that category. How touching, BenB's Unreal Team.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 43
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 58
    Was Jeremy Maclin the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 58?

    BenB's Unreal Team apparently thinks so. The Chiefs' wideout is projected to earn 147 points this year, after putting up 156 last year.

Best Available

BenB's Unreal Team could potentially upgrade TE and RB, but TE is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 148, ADP 138
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 154, ADP 135
    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 160, ADP 130
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 164, ADP 133
  • 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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BenB's Unreal Team
1. (3) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (18) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
3. (23) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
4. (38) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
5. (43) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
6. (58) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
7. (63) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
8. (78) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
9. (83) John Brown (Ari - WR)
10. (98) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
11. (103) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
12. (118) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
13. (123) Kamar Aiken (Bal - WR)
14. (138) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
15. (143) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)

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