Kind of a big deal Draft Report Card


Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, Kind of a big deal Will Dominate the League

Draft Summary

When the draft countdown clock hit zero, the GM of Kind of a big deal put their game face on. Firing on all cylinders from the 11th spot in the draft, they put together a team that's projected to finish third in stanly docs League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,488 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Matt Ryan (38th overall), RB C.J. Anderson (14th), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (11th), and TE Travis Kelce (35th) within the first five rounds. They put together one of the worst groups of RBs in the league, as they have Anderson, Alfred Morris, and Shane Vereen on the roster.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Kind of a big deal has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have an easier-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Kind of a big deal.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    In Week 9, both Travis Kelce and Crockett Gillmore will be on bye for Kind of a big deal.

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Kind of a big deal, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Alfred Morris) and third-ranked (Shane Vereen) RBs is significant.

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Kind of a big deal, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Allen Robinson) and fourth-ranked (Michael Crabtree) wideouts.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At four different positions, Kind of a big deal picked up projected top-3 players (including C.J. Anderson, Travis Kelce, and Matt Bryant).

  • QB Controversy?

    Kind of a big deal may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Matt Ryan) and second-drafted QB (Cam Newton) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Losing Focus

    Kind of a big deal must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Blackjack Beckham

    A 21-year-old rookie who was injured to begin the year, Beckham concluded 2014 with 21 targets in Week 17 against Philadelphia. No other player saw more targets in a single game all season.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    C.J. Anderson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Kind of a big deal should be in decent shape if Anderson gets his 312 projected touches this year.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    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).

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Kind of a big deal drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Matt Ryan. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fourth in plays over 40 yards with 11.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    Was Allen Robinson Worth it at Pick No. 62?

    Kind of a big deal sure hopes so. The Jaguars' WR is projected to put up 130 points this year, after only netting 69 last season.

Best Available

While Kind of a big deal is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 126, ADP 133
    • Vernon Davis
    • Rank 132, ADP 128
    • Dwayne Allen
    • Rank 143, ADP 128
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 150, ADP 135
  • 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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Kind of a big deal
1. (11) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (14) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
3. (35) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
4. (38) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
5. (59) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
6. (62) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
7. (83) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
8. (86) Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
9. (107) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
10. (110) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
11. (131) Houston (Hou - DEF)
12. (134) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
13. (155) Denard Robinson (Jax - RB)
14. (158) Crockett Gillmore (Bal - TE)
15. (179) Cecil Shorts III (Hou - WR)
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