3rd String Draft Report Card

Tom Brady
A.J. Green
Jordan Howard
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Despite Some Early Bargains, Bobby's Bold Team Will be Average This Season

Draft Summary

The GM of Bobby's Bold Team took the second 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. Bobby's Bold Team will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish sixth in GEI TRASH TALKERS League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,775 points). They were quick to scoop up a pair of passers, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Tom Brady (first round) and Russell Wilson (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the best QB duo in the league.

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While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Bobby's Bold Team (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Bobby's Bold Team also has the league's toughest first four games and second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Allocation

    QB is the strongest position for Bobby's Bold Team, though RB and TE aren't too shabby either.

  • Losing Focus

    Bobby's Bold Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.

  • Top Heavy

    The top half of the Bobby's Bold Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

  • Team of Winners

    Bobby's Bold Team 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 (Tom Brady, Jordan Howard, and Justin Tucker).

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    Bobby's Bold Team didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Pair With Potential

    O.J. Howard and Ameer Abdullah are a couple of late-round fliers with intriguing upside for Bobby's Bold Team.

Player Analysis

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Bravo, Brady

    For the second consecutive season, Tom appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other QB. Over that 28-game stretch, he's averaged 297.3 yards, 2.3 TDs, and 0.3 INTs per outing.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    Bobby's Bold Team Gets Groovy With Green

    A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    How Rebellious of You

    Bobby's Bold Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Jordan Howard).

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 436 projected rushing yards (ranked third among QBs), Russell Wilson has multiple ways to bring in points.

    • Justin Tucker, K
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Justin Tucker with the 42nd pick, even though his ADP is only 79.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

If Bobby's Bold Team wants to upgrade, WR and DEF are areas they could go after first.

    • Rishard Matthews
    • Rank 113, ADP 118
    • Marvin Jones Jr.
    • Rank 120, ADP 128
    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 177, ADP 125
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 142
  • 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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3rd String
1. (2) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
2. (19) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (22) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
4. (39) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (42) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
6. (59) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
7. (62) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
8. (79) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
9. (82) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
10. (99) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
11. (102) Cameron Meredith (Chi - WR)
12. (119) Carolina (Car - DEF)
13. (122) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
14. (139) O.J. Howard (TB - TE)
15. (142) Michael Floyd (Min - WR)
16. (159) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
17. (162) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)

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