Deflaters Gonna Deflate (ID# 391901)

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What the Buc?! Draft Report Card

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Lamar Miller
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Keenan Allen
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Demaryius Thomas
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In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, What the Buc?! Obviously Did Their Homework

Draft Summary

Thanks to a successful draft by the obviously skilled GM, What the Buc?! turned the not-so-favorable seventh overall pick into a projected finish of third. They're expected to go 10-2-1 (1,853 points) in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League. With six WRs on the roster, What the Buc?! guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 197, their WRs projected average of 187 points won't be much different than the rest of the wideouts around the league. They also built the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they added Keenan Allen, Demaryius Thomas and Stefon Diggs for their rotation.

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Keeper Summary

What the Buc?! took advantage of their only keeper slot to hold on to Duke Johnson Jr. (106.8 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.

Schedule

What the Buc?! should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. 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 one of the softest slates. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, What the Buc?! also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • The Best Player Plays

    What the Buc?! is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.3 years of NFL experience.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    What the Buc?! nabbed a sleeper in Will Fuller with pick No. 162.

  • Dual-Threat Dynamo

    Marcus Mariota can deliver fantasy glory to What the Buc?! with his arm and his legs. Mariota has 378 projected rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.

  • Insider Trading?

    Spencer Ware is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) What the Buc?! has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Miller is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank fourth in the NFL with 313 touches.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    260 Reasons for What the Buc?! to Appreciate Keenan Allen

    Allen ranks 10th in the Deflaters Gonna Deflate League among WRs with 260 projected fantasy points.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    Maybe Thomas Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Demaryius Thomas was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Deflaters Gonna Deflate League overlooked a gem, and What the Buc?! made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Jordan Reed.

    • J. Langford, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 55
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Jeremy Langford with the 55th pick, even though his ADP is only 85.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

If What the Buc?! wants to upgrade, WR and RB are areas they could go after first.

    • Kendall Wright
    • Rank 175, ADP 131
    • Terrance Williams
    • Rank 177, ADP 124
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 166, ADP 116
    • DeAndre Washington
    • Rank 167, ADP 125
  • 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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What the Buc?!
1. (7) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (18) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
3. (31) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
4. (42) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
5. (55) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
6. (66) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
7. (79) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
8. (90) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (103) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
10. (114) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
11. (127) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
12. (138) Spencer Ware (KC - RB)
13. (151) Charles Clay (Buf - TE)
14. (162) Will Fuller (Hou - WR)
15. (175) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
16. (186) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)

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