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TACO Draft Report Card

Antonio Brown
LeSean McCoy
Doug Martin
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Slated for a Sixth-Place Finish, TACO Is Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

Draft Summary

The GM of TACO took the first overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. TACO will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish sixth in Bird up League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,555 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Russell Wilson (40th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (20th) and Doug Martin (21st), and WRs Antonio Brown (1st) and Demaryius Thomas (41st). They also built the best WR pair in the league, as they have Brown and Thomas on the team.

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TACO should just disappear for a while during Week 10. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Corresponding with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, TACO also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden

    TACO has four above-average positions with RB and WR projected to lead the way.

  • The Best Player Plays

    TACO is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.9 years of NFL experience.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the TACO roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    TACO has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Doug Martin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    TACO grabbed a sleeper in Kevin White with pick No. 141.

  • Beginning with a Bang

    TACO got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Steady Steeler

    Brown appeared on more Y! Fantasy playoff rosters than any other wide receiver, and accrued a whopping 193 targets over the course of the 2015 season (second only to Julio Jones, who got 203).

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Advanced Math

    If TACO had a nickel for every time LeSean McCoy is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 304 nickels.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

    Because the projections for Doug Martin are sweet! He's projected to be the ninth-best RB in the league this season.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 41
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time TACO took Demaryius Thomas WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Thomas was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

TACO has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and DEF), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 132, ADP 135
    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 137, ADP 121
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 140, ADP 136
    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 137
  • 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. (1) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (20) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
3. (21) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
4. (40) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (41) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
6. (60) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
7. (61) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
8. (80) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
9. (81) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
10. (100) Jared Cook (GB - TE)
11. (101) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
12. (120) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
13. (121) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
14. (140) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
15. (141) Kevin White (Chi - WR)

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