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Ragamuffin Draft Report Card

Rob Gronkowski
Jordy Nelson
Doug Martin
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Slated for an Eighth-Place Finish, Ragamuffin Won't be Writing to Mom About This Draft

Draft Summary

The late Maya Angelou once said the greatest gift you can give yourself is forgiveness. Ragamuffin should consider taking that advice to heart after yielding a projected finish of eighth (4-9-0 1,365 points) despite drafting in the 6 slot. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Carson Palmer (35th overall), RB Doug Martin (26th), WR Jordy Nelson (15th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (6th) within the first five rounds. They also landed the worst QB duo in the league, as they added Palmer and Tom Brady.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Week 9 might require some additional effort if they hope to win, as their top two projected scorers (Carson Palmer and Tom Brady) will be off that weekend. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the toughest schedules. Along with the second-most taxing overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Ragamuffin.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    Ragamuffin grabbed a couple of QBs (Carson Palmer and Tom Brady) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

  • TE or Bust

    TE is the only above-average position group for Ragamuffin.

  • Risk Averse

    Ragamuffin minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 11 picks.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 10.2 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 3.8 years).

  • Team of Champions

    Ragamuffin is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including Rob Gronkowski, Doug Martin, and Carson Palmer.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    By choosing only a single TE (Rob Gronkowski) and DEF (Oakland), Ragamuffin elected to add depth elsewhere on the roster.

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 167 projected fantasy points.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    The Alchemist

    Ragamuffin chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    How Rebellious of You

    Ragamuffin said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Doug Martin).

    • Carson Palmer, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 35
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Carson Palmer has an ADP of only 55.7 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 35th overall pick.

    • Jarvis Landry, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Late Bloom for Landry

    Ragamuffin may be sensing some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.

Best Available

There are four positions that Ragamuffin could look to improve, including QB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Matt Ryan
    • Rank 122, ADP 129
    • Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Rank 128, ADP 131
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 189, ADP 136
    • Buffalo Defense
    • Rank 190, ADP 134
  • 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. (6) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (15) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (26) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
4. (35) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
5. (46) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
6. (55) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
7. (66) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
8. (75) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
9. (86) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
10. (95) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
11. (106) Oakland (Oak - DEF)

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