betterlucknextyear Draft Report Card

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After Some Early Gambles, kissmybutkus Will Be Chillin' in the Basement Like it's High School

Draft Summary

"With the third pick in the draft, kissmybutkus selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (third), kissmybutkus is expected to struggle, finishing eighth in MB's Misfits League with a record of 0-14-0 (1,969 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs A.J. Green (second round), T.Y. Hilton (third round), and DeSean Jackson (fourth round). They built the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Devonta Freeman, Doug Martin, and Trent Richardson to lead the way.

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

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, kissmybutkus has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the toughest slate. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, kissmybutkus has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • TE or Bust

    Unfortunately, TE is the only strong position on kissmybutkus. Fortunately, there's always next year.

  • Big D

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

  • A Dominating Duo

    kissmybutkus has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and T.Y. Hilton) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Robbie Gould, kissmybutkus pounced on him at pick No. 94.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    Going with just a single TE (Rob Gronkowski) and K (Robbie Gould), kissmybutkus opted to add depth at other positions.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Brandon Coleman is a classic deep-ball weapon, ranking third among NFL WRs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (7.4%).

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 172 projected fantasy points.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will A.J. Green get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,198 receiving yards this year.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 19
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of T.Y. Hilton had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • Tony Romo, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 35
    Thanks for Clearing That Up, Terry

    Terry Bradshaw once said “I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.” kissmybutkus hopes that drafting Tony Romo and his 32.9 projected passing TDs was a choice that Bradshaw wouldn't make.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 46
    It Was a Learning Experience

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

Best Available

kissmybutkus has five positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with RB being the most immediate need.

    • Ryan Mathews
    • Rank 92, ADP 120
    • Shane Vereen
    • Rank 93, ADP 119
    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 94, ADP 104
    • Joique Bell
    • Rank 98, ADP 103
  • 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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1. (3) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (14) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (19) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (30) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
5. (35) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
6. (46) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
7. (51) Trent Richardson (Oak - RB)
8. (62) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (67) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
10. (78) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
11. (83) Brandon Coleman (NO - WR)
12. (94) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
13. (99) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)
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