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  • Crushed Hopes (Season 4) (ID# 41917)

    Who's next Draft Report Card


    Loaded With Steelers, Who's next Has Look of a Playoff Team

    Draft Summary

    Who's next figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the 10th overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-4-0 (4,584 points). With that record, they will likely finish seventh in Crushed Hopes (Season 4) League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Dez Bryant (first round), Julio Jones (second round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round). Who's next will rely heavily on this group, as they are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.

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    Worst Position

    While Who's next is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.


    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Who's next 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 a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the seventh-most grueling overall schedule, Who's next has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Stairway to Seven?

      The fantasy hopes of Who's next rest heavily on the fortunes of Mike Tomlin's crew, as they have five players from the City of Champions on their roster.

    • Asset Allocation

      WR is the strongest position for Who's next, though QB and DEF aren't too shabby either.

    • Close to the Vest

      Who's next was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing 16 "low-risk" players out of 30 picks.

    • Golden Handcuff

      Who's next hedged their bets by scooping up LeGarrette Blount in the 22nd round to back up Le'Veon Bell, his Steelers teammate (a third-round selection).

    • Big D

      Who's next elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • Bargain Shopper

      With six steals in the first 18 rounds (including Gerald McCoy, Devonta Freeman, and Seattle), Who's next made some shrewd moves.

    Player Analysis

      • Dez Bryant, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Who's next to encourage the Crushed Hopes (Season 4) League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Dez Bryant and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      264 More Reasons to Appreciate Julio Jones

      Jones ranks seventh in the Crushed Hopes (Season 4) League among WRs with 264 projected fantasy points.

      • Le'Veon Bell, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 38
      How Rebellious of You

      Who's next said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Le'Veon Bell).

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 66
      TDs Like a Boss

      Although he ranks outside the top-20 in projected passing yards (21st with 3,953), Nick Foles is expected to land fifth in the NFL in TD passes with 30.2.

      • Bishop Sankey, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 75
      Milk Was a Bad Choice

      And so was drafting Bishop Sankey, the weakest value of the round.

    • 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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    Who's next
    1. (10) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
    2. (19) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (38) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    4. (47) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (66) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    6. (75) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    7. (94) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    8. (103) Barry Church (Dal - S)
    9. (122) Gerald McCoy (TB - DT)
    10. (131) Alterraun Verner (TB - CB)
    11. (150) Antoine Bethea (SF - S)
    12. (159) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    13. (178) Joe Haden (Cle - CB)
    14. (187) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
    15. (206) Ndamukong Suh (Det - DT)
    16. (215) Cameron Heyward (Pit - DE)
    17. (234) Randy Starks (Mia - DT)
    18. (243) Ryan Shazier (Pit - LB)
    19. (262) Stephen Tulloch (Det - LB)
    20. (271) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    21. (290) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
    22. (299) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
    23. (318) Major Wright (TB - S)
    24. (327) Jerricho Cotchery (Car - WR)
    25. (346) Richard Sherman (Sea - CB)
    26. (355) Ahtyba Rubin (Cle - DT,DE)
    27. (374) New York (NYJ - DEF)
    28. (383) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
    29. (402) Julius Peppers (GB - LB)
    30. (411) Khalil Mack (Oak - LB)
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