Broken Achilles League (ID# 821367)

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THE Champ Draft Report Card

Rob Gronkowski
Cam Newton
Jamaal Charles
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With a Projected Finish of 10th, THE Champ Threw the Draft on Purpose?

Draft Summary

Despite selecting with the fifth overall pick, THE Champ couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish 10th in Broken Achilles League with a record of 3-10-0 (2,006 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Cam Newton (16th overall), RB Jamaal Charles (25th), WR Demaryius Thomas (36th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (5th) within the first five rounds. They put together the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Jeremy Maclin, Thomas, Rishard Matthews, and Stefon Diggs for their rotation.

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


Week 9 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. THE Champ should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the hardest schedule. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, THE Champ also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    THE Champ must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett will be on bye.

  • Just Like Choosing Your Favorite Taylor Swift Song

    THE Champ will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Melvin Gordon), fourth- (Ryan Mathews), and fifth-ranked (Matt Jones) RBs.

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, THE Champ hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • A Talented Trio

    THE Champ has three above-average positions on their roster (QB, TE, and RB).

  • A Dominating Pair

    THE Champ has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Cam Newton) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, THE Champ got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Ryan Mathews (85th overall pick vs. ADP of 73.3).

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    A Repeat for Rob

    For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Did THE Champ Just Dab?

    Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than the reigning league MVP.

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Broken Achilles League overlooked a gem, and THE Champ made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jamaal Charles.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their sixth-round pick, THE Champ pulled the trigger. They took Giovani Bernard at pick number 56 despite an ADP of just 101.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Josh Gordon, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 65
    Milk Was a Bad Choice

    And so was drafting Josh Gordon, the weakest value of the round.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on THE Champ, DEF and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 168, ADP 85
    • New England Defense
    • Rank 176, ADP 90
    • Tavon Austin
    • Rank 92, ADP 107
    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 110, ADP 128
  • 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 Champ
1. (5) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (16) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
3. (25) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
4. (36) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (45) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
6. (56) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
7. (65) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
8. (76) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
9. (85) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
10. (96) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
11. (105) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
12. (116) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
13. (125) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
14. (136) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)
15. (145) Jacksonville (Jax - DEF)

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