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Union Jack-offs Draft Report Card

Todd Gurley
Aaron Rodgers
Amari Cooper
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With a Projected Finish of Fifth, Union Jack-offs Won't Go Down Easily

Draft Summary

Union Jack-offs took a high draft pick and turned it into a playoff-caliber squad with a projected record of 7-7-0 (1,698). They should be able to roll through most of Beat the Brits League on their way to a projected fifth-place finish. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (16th overall), RB Todd Gurley (5th), WR Amari Cooper (25th), and TE Jordan Reed (36th) within the first five rounds. They put together the best TE combo in the league, as they have Reed and Coby Fleener on their team.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Union Jack-offs has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a softer-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Union Jack-offs.

Draft Notes

  • Up, Up, and Away

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

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Will Fuller, Union Jack-offs pounced on him at pick No. 136.

  • A Bit of a Reach

    Union Jack-offs went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Vincent Jackson has an ADP of 122.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 85. Patience is a virtue, Union Jack-offs.

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Beat the Brits League, Union Jack-offs may have found a gem in Ameer Abdullah. Including his 596 projected return yards, he ranks seventh in the league with 1,543 all-purpose yards.

  • Digging Deep

    Will Fuller is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Union Jack-offs for their faith! Or not.

  • Not Cashing In

    Although he ranks in the top-5 in projected passing yards (fourth with 4,579), Matt Ryan is expected to place only 23rd in the NFL with 22.1 TD passes.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Feed The Beast

    Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 345 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Union Jack-offs to encourage the Beat the Brits League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julian Edelman and his 93 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).

    • J. Stewart, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Was Jonathan Stewart Worth it at Pick No. 56?

    Union Jack-offs sure hopes so. The Panthers' running back is projected to net 165 points this year, after putting up 147 last year.

Best Available

If Union Jack-offs is interested in making a roster move, WR is one area they could improve.

    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 120, ADP 134
    • Chris Hogan
    • Rank 121, ADP 129
    • Rishard Matthews
    • Rank 144, ADP 132
    • Sammie Coates
    • Rank 149, ADP 132
  • 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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Union Jack-offs
1. (5) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (16) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (25) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (36) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
5. (45) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
6. (56) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
7. (65) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
8. (76) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
9. (85) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
10. (96) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
11. (105) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
12. (116) Justin Forsett (Den - RB)
13. (125) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
14. (136) Will Fuller V (Hou - WR)
15. (145) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
16. (156) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)

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