!! PANADEROS !! Draft Report Card

LeSean McCoy
Drew Brees
Amari Cooper
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Despite Some Early Bargains, !! PANADEROS !! Has a Roster that Reeks of Mediocrity

Draft Summary

Gerge Costanza claimed he was a great quitter: "It's one of the few things I do well. I come from a long line of quitters. My father was a quitter, my grandfather was a quitter. I was raised to give up." We wonder if !! PANADEROS !!, who's projected to finish in fifth place with a record of 6-8-0 (1,526 points), is cut from that same Costanza cloth? They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (12th overall), RB LeSean McCoy (5th), WR Amari Cooper (21st), and TE Jason Witten (37th) within the first five rounds. They finished the draft with one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Cooper, Demaryius Thomas, Alshon Jeffery, and Golden Tate for their rotation.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, !! PANADEROS !! has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, !! PANADEROS !! has the league's easiest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Anyone Else Need a Tight End in Speedco League?

    The trade market may heat up around Week 6, as both Jason Witten and Tyler Eifert will be on bye for !! PANADEROS !!.

  • Senior Citizen Discount

    With an average of 7.9 years of NFL experience, !! PANADEROS !! is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    !! PANADEROS !! will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only K (Matt Bryant) and only DEF (Denver) will both be on bye that week.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the !! PANADEROS !! roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top half is among the weakest (ranked No. 6).

  • Team of Winners

    !! PANADEROS !! 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 (LeSean McCoy, Drew Brees, and Amari Cooper).

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 9 rounds (Carlos Hyde, Demaryius Thomas, and Sammy Watkins), !! PANADEROS !! made some shrewd moves.

Player Analysis

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Turn Up The Volume

    With 278 touches, LeSean McCoy is projected to rank ninth in the NFL in that category. !! PANADEROS !! demands more!

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    A High-Volume Passer

    Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Essentially Elite?

    Though he didn't burst into super-stardom like many predicted, Cooper still delivered last season: only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) were rostered more frequently by first-place fantasy squads in 2016.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 28
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Todd Gurley time! He should run cool this season with 181 projected points.

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 37
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Jason Witten on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

Best Available

If !! PANADEROS !! is interested in making a roster move, TE is one area they could improve.

    • Zach Ertz
    • Rank 95, ADP 91
    • Jack Doyle
    • Rank 101, ADP 118
    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 115, ADP 126
    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 137, ADP 135
  • 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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1. (5) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
2. (12) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (21) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (28) Todd Gurley II (LAR - RB)
5. (37) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
6. (44) Denver (Den - DEF)
7. (53) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
8. (60) Sammy Watkins (LAR - WR)
9. (69) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
10. (76) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
11. (85) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
12. (92) Alshon Jeffery (Phi - WR)
13. (101) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
14. (108) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
15. (117) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)

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