Deflaters Gonna Deflate (ID# 391901)

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Julio Jones
Brandin Cooks
Donte Moncrief
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Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Palmer?Ihardlyknoher Couldn't Do This Poorly Again if They Tried

Draft Summary

What is that horrible smell? It smells like burnt hair. Oh, never mind, it's just the Palmer?Ihardlyknoher roster. It'll take more than a plug-in to fix this team, which is projected to finish ninth in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,795 points). They used their first three picks on wideouts Julio Jones (3rd overall), Brandin Cooks (22nd), and Donte Moncrief (27th), giving them a competitive "500" team that should dominate the playground in no time. These players will be heavily relied upon by Palmer?Ihardlyknoher, as they are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.

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Keeper Summary

Palmer?Ihardlyknoher used their only keeper position to hold on to David Johnson (4.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the top half of the first round.


Palmer?Ihardlyknoher should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most daunting schedules. Palmer?Ihardlyknoher will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    WR is the best position for Palmer?Ihardlyknoher, though RB and TE are also stronger-than-average.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Palmer?Ihardlyknoher will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Antonio Gates) and only K (Shayne Graham) will both be off that week.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Palmer?Ihardlyknoher chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 497 projected rushing yards (ranked second among QBs), Tyrod Taylor has multiple ways to bring in points.

  • Insider Trading?

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

  • Best in the Backfield

    David Johnson is projected to be the top NFL RB this year with 279 fantasy points.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Jones is ranked second in the league with 1,765 all-purpose yards.

    • Donte Moncrief, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    Rethinking That One

    Donte Moncrief may not justify his 27th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (25th with 1,013) and TDs (24th with 7.3).

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Wait For It

    Palmer?Ihardlyknoher held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fifth round to snag their "lead back" (Melvin Gordon).

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    Was Arian Foster Worth it at Pick No. 70?

    Palmer?Ihardlyknoher sure hopes so. The Dolphins' running back is projected to put up 172 points this year, after only netting 76 last year.

    • Tyler Lockett, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 75
    Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League, Palmer?Ihardlyknoher may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 754 projected return yards, he ranks fifth in the league with 1,607 all-purpose yards.

Best Available

While Palmer?Ihardlyknoher is projected to have three below-average positions, K is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 237, ADP 148
    • Mike Nugent
    • Rank 239, ADP 130
    • Adam Vinatieri
    • Rank 241, ADP 128
  • 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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Flex'n My Johnson
1. (3) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (22) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
3. (27) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
4. (46) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
5. (51) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
6. (70) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
7. (75) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
8. (94) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
9. (99) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
10. (118) Houston (Hou - DEF)
11. (123) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
12. (142) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
13. (147) Tajae Sharpe (Ten - WR)
14. (166) Shayne Graham (Atl - K)
15. (171) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
16. (190) David Johnson (Ari - RB)

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