Spike Hammersmith Draft Report Card

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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Spike Hammersmith Is a Boss In the Draft Game

Draft Summary

Coinciding with a juicy draft position (third overall), Spike Hammersmith had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish second in River City Football League with a record of 10-3-0 (1,944 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Jeremy Hill (second round), Latavius Murray (third round), and T.J. Yeldon (fifth round). They landed the most prolific group of WRs in the league, as they have Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, Breshad Perriman, and Eddie Royal on their team.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.

Keeper Summary

Spike Hammersmith made use of their only keeper position to hold on to Mike Evans (27.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.

Schedule

Spike Hammersmith will need to plan ahead for Week 8, as their top two projected scorers (Antonio Brown and Eli Manning) will have a bye week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Spike Hammersmith also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Talented Trio

    Spike Hammersmith has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (TE, WR, and K).

  • Risky Business

    It appears that Spike Hammersmith likes to gamble, as they took chances on seven volatile selections.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Spike Hammersmith will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Travis Kelce) and only K (Steven Hauschka) will both be off that week.

  • Big D

    Spike Hammersmith elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Matt Jones, Spike Hammersmith pounced on him at pick No. 171.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    Going with just a single TE (Travis Kelce) and K (Steven Hauschka), Spike Hammersmith opted to add depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands

    Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 116 balls this year.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 22
    It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good

    It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU led all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 46
    All Over the Field

    Travis Kelce is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 5.8) and receiving yards (third with 830).

    • Tevin Coleman, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    A Bit of a Reach

    Spike Hammersmith went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Tevin Coleman has an ADP of 104.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 70. Patience is a virtue, Spike Hammersmith.

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 75
    Arm Cannon

    Eli Manning is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.

Best Available

Spike Hammersmith has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Andre Williams
    • Rank 137, ADP 121
    • David Johnson
    • Rank 146, ADP 126
    • Kansas City Defense
    • Rank 209, ADP 126
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 215, ADP 140
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Spike Hammersmith
1. (3) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (22) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
3. (27) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
4. (46) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
5. (51) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
6. (70) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
7. (75) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
8. (94) Eddie Royal (Chi - WR)
9. (99) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
10. (118) Breshad Perriman (Bal - WR)
11. (123) Cameron Artis-Payne (Car - RB)
12. (142) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
13. (147) Miami (Mia - DEF)
14. (166) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
15. (171) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
16. (190) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
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