JD's Impressive Team Draft Report Card

Mike Evans
Jordy Nelson
Isaiah Crowell
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Predicted to Finish Seventh, JD's Impressive Team Will Need to Improve to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

While JD's Impressive Team is no team for the ages, this is a squad that could potentially reach the playoffs if some things go their way. Picking seventh overall, JD's Impressive Team is projected to land in seventh place in Yahoo Public 821267 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,498 points). They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Mike Evans (first round), Jordy Nelson (second round), and Michael Crabtree (fifth round). If these players can play up to expectations, JD's Impressive Team can have some success. They are the highest-scoring WR combo in the league.

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JD's Impressive Team should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging slates. In addition to having the second-most taxing overall schedule, JD's Impressive Team also has the second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    JD's Impressive Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted (Cam Newton) and second-drafted (Kirk Cousins) QBs have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Close to the Vest

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

  • AARP Card Arriving Soon

    With an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience, JD's Impressive Team is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Team of Champions

    JD's Impressive Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Mike Evans, Jordy Nelson, and Jordan Reed).

  • Big D

    JD's Impressive Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their ninth-round pick, JD's Impressive Team pulled the trigger. They took Matt Bryant at pick number 87 despite an ADP of just 107.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Monster Mike

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • 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.

    • Isaiah Crowell, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    How Rebellious of You

    JD's Impressive Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Isaiah Crowell).

    • Joe Mixon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 34
    Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!

    Although he was taken 34th overall in the fantasy draft, Joe Mixon isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (26th with 6) or rushing yards (30th with 713).

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 54
    Rule 86

    When healthy, you start him. Reed continued rewarding owners last year, despite taking a noticeable step back from his outstanding 2015 campaign. Among all NFL tight ends, only Jimmy Graham appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.

Best Available

JD's Impressive Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Doug Martin
    • Rank 87, ADP 105
    • Matt Forte
    • Rank 95, ADP 113
    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 147, ADP 131
    • Austin Hooper
    • Rank 150, ADP 138
  • 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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JD's Impressive Team
1. (7) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (14) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (27) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
4. (34) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
5. (47) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
6. (54) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
7. (67) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
8. (74) Houston (Hou - DEF)
9. (87) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
10. (94) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
11. (107) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
12. (114) Jeremy Maclin (Bal - WR)
13. (127) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
14. (134) Antonio Gates (LAC - TE)
15. (147) Jacksonville (Jax - DEF)

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Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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