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Titanium Titan Draft Report Card

Lamar Miller
Rob Gronkowski
Russell Wilson
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Loaded With Patriots, Titanium Titan Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

Draft Summary

Titanium Titan 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 8-6-0 (2,107 points). With that record, they will likely finish sixth in Down Set Hike League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Russell Wilson (34th overall), RB Lamar Miller (10th), WR Julian Edelman (39th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (15th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Edelman, Michael Crabtree, and Seth Roberts.

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Titanium Titan should use Week 9 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Titanium Titan has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Belichick or Bust

    The fantasy hopes of Titanium Titan rest heavily on the fortunes of Brady's crew, as they have four Patriots on their roster.

  • Fantasy FĂștbol

    This is the American version, folks. Titanium Titan elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • A Dominating Pair

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

  • Making the Big Tuna Proud

    Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would approve of D'Qwell Jackson. Among LBs in Down Set Hike League, D'Qwell Jackson ranks fourth in projected tackles with 139.

  • A DB Who Could Probably be a Linebacker

    Eric Weddle ranks fifth among Safeties with 107 projected tackles.

  • Not Cashing In

    Although he ranks in the top-5 in projected passing yards (fourth with 4,586), Matt Ryan is expected to place only 22nd in the NFL with 22.2 TD passes.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Advanced Math

    If Titanium Titan had a nickel for every time Lamar Miller is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 320 nickels.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Down Set Hike League overlooked a gem, and Titanium Titan made the highest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Titanium Titan to encourage the Down Set Hike League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julian Edelman and his 92 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).

    • M. Crabtree, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time Titanium Titan took Michael Crabtree WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Crabtree was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

Titanium Titan could potentially upgrade WR and RB, but WR is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Chris Hogan
    • Rank 121, ADP 130
    • Tajae Sharpe
    • Rank 126, ADP 126
    • Torrey Smith
    • Rank 129, ADP 120
    • Sammie Coates
    • Rank 149, ADP 132
  • 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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Titanium Titan
1. (10) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (15) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (34) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
4. (39) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
5. (58) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
6. (63) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
7. (82) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
8. (87) J.J. Watt (Hou - DE)
9. (106) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
10. (111) D'Qwell Jackson (Ind - LB)
11. (130) Eric Weddle (Bal - S)
12. (135) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
13. (154) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
14. (159) DeAndre Washington (Oak - RB)
15. (178) Ndamukong Suh (Mia - DT)
16. (183) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
17. (202) Seth Roberts (Oak - WR)
18. (207) Dont'a Hightower (NE - LB)

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