Puddin Draft Report Card


Slated for a First-Place Finish, Puddin Has the Talent to Dominate

Draft Summary

Picking fourth in the draft, Puddin delivered a roster that even a spurned ex would have to appreciate. They're projected to finish first in Lion Mike's League at 8-2-0 (3,194 points). They have five decent WRs on the roster that are projected to average 161 points this season, near the league average of 157. They have a better-than-average group of WRs, as they have Brandin Cooks, Alshon Jeffery, Allen Robinson, and John Brown on their team.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Puddin (four), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest slates. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Puddin.

Draft Notes

  • Good Luck With That One!

    Puddin will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Allen Robinson), fourth- (John Brown), and fifth-ranked (Torrey Smith) wideouts.

  • Close to the Vest

    Puddin was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing nine "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    Puddin knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Puddin chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Puddin grabbed a sleeper in Kyle Rudolph with pick No. 137.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Charles is ranked 10th in the league with 1,544 all-purpose yards.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17

    Puddin stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Jamaal Charles and Jeremy Hill right off the bat.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    189 Reasons for Puddin to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks 10th in the Lion Mike's League among WRs with 189 projected fantasy points.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Lion Mike's League overlooked a gem, and Puddin made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Brandin Cooks.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    All Over the Field

    Travis Kelce is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 5.8) and receiving yards (third with 829).

Best Available

If Puddin is looking to make a roster move, DEF is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Dallas Defense
    • Rank 252, ADP 118
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 254, ADP 124
    • Pittsburgh Defense
    • Rank 255, ADP 118
    • New York Defense
    • Rank 272, ADP 117
  • 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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1. (4) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (17) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
3. (24) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (37) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
5. (44) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (57) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
7. (64) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
8. (77) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
9. (84) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
10. (97) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
11. (104) John Brown (Ari - WR)
12. (117) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
13. (124) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
14. (137) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
15. (144) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
16. (157) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
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