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Abdullah Akbar Draft Report Card

A.J. Green
Allen Robinson
Sammy Watkins
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With Too Many Reaches Early, Abdullah Akbar Has Nowhere to go but up

Draft Summary

Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well, guess what, Abdullah Akbar, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Abdullah Akbar is expected to finish 12th in The dirty dozen League with a record of 1-12-0 (1,523 points). They honed in on wide receivers early, using their top three selections to snag A.J. Green (10th overall), Allen Robinson (15th), and Sammy Watkins (34th). They also have the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Melvin Gordon, Frank Gore, Isaiah Crowell, and Christine Michael on their team.

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


Abdullah Akbar should use Week 10 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 three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging schedule. Along with the most taxing overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Abdullah Akbar.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Abdullah Akbar, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Sammy Watkins) and fourth-ranked (Josh Gordon) wideouts.

  • Youthful Exuberance

    With an average of just 3.7 years of NFL experience, Abdullah Akbar has assembled the youngest team in the league.

  • Risk Averse

    Abdullah Akbar minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Abdullah Akbar chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Starting Slowly

    Abdullah Akbar got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Abdullah Akbar nabbed a sleeper in Eli Rogers with pick No. 159.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, A.J. Green was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of The dirty dozen League overlooked a gem, and Abdullah Akbar made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jordan Reed.

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Abdullah Akbar didn't grab their first RB (Melvin Gordon) until the fifth round.

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 63
    A Bit of a Reach

    Abdullah Akbar went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Frank Gore has an ADP of 92.4, but he was grabbed at pick No. 63. Patience is a virtue, Abdullah Akbar.

    • Josh Gordon, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 82
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Josh Gordon on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

Best Available

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

    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 184, ADP 122
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 206, ADP 142
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 163, ADP 93
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 166, ADP 116
  • 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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Abdullah Akbar
1. (10) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (15) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
3. (34) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
4. (39) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
5. (58) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
6. (63) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
7. (82) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
8. (87) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
9. (106) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
10. (111) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
11. (130) Christine Michael (Sea - RB)
12. (135) Tajae Sharpe (Ten - WR)
13. (154) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
14. (159) Eli Rogers (Pit - WR)
15. (178) Cairo Santos (KC - K)

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