B.L.D.M Draft Report Card

Mike Evans
DeMarco Murray
T.Y. Hilton
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Predicted to Finish Fifth, andrew's Team Has Great Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

Picking late (11th overall), andrew's Team did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fifth in 28-3 with a record of 8-5-0 (1,379 points). With five WRs on the roster, andrew's Team guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 147, their WRs' projected average of 146 points won't be much different than the rest of the wideouts around the league. They ultimately built the lowest-scoring QB pair in the league, as they added Ben Roethlisberger and Brian Hoyer.

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Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? andrew's Team should use Week 10 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have an easier-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, andrew's Team has the second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    andrew's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Mike Wallace), fourth- (Ted Ginn Jr.), and fifth-ranked (Marvin Jones Jr.) wideouts.

  • Close to the Vest

    andrew's Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Team of Champions

    andrew's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Mike Evans, DeMarco Murray, and T.Y. Hilton.

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 155 and 179, andrew's Team snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Danny Woodhead and Brian Hoyer.

  • Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in 28-3 League, andrew's Team may have found a gem in Ted Ginn Jr. Including his 715 projected return yards, he ranks sixth in the league with 1,625 all-purpose yards.

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing Brian Hoyer at pick 179 was definitely a reach. Hoyer is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Mike the Monster

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

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    andrew's Team is Down With DeMarco

    Finishing the year with 1,664 total yards and 12 touchdowns, only David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell appeared on more postseason fantasy rosters than Murray.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Thank You, T.Y.!

    Hilton notched career-highs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards last year. Only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) appeared more often on fantasy rosters that had earned a spot in their league's playoffs.

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Beast Mode is Back

    Averaging 1,339 rush yards and 12 rush TDs per year across four full seasons in Seattle (2011-14), Lynch returns to football behind one of the most talented offensive lines in the NFL.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Ben Roethlisberger has an ADP of only 78.9 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 62nd overall pick.

Best Available

While andrew's Team is projected to have four subpar positions, QB is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 155, ADP 130
    • Sam Bradford
    • Rank 160, ADP 125
    • Blake Bortles
    • Rank 215, ADP 134
    • Deshaun Watson
    • Rank 245, ADP 125
  • 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. (11) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (14) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
3. (35) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (38) Marshawn Lynch (Oak - RB)
5. (59) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
6. (62) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
7. (83) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
8. (86) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (107) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
10. (110) Ted Ginn Jr. (NO - WR)
11. (131) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
12. (134) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
13. (155) Danny Woodhead (Bal - RB)
14. (158) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
15. (179) Brian Hoyer (SF - QB)

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