Truss Me is Back Draft Report Card


Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, Truss Me is Back Will Likely Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Truss Me is Back parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-5-0 (4,245 points), they're projected to finish third in A Real Man's League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (20th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (1st), WR Andre Johnson (40th), and TE Travis Kelce (41st) within the first five rounds. They have the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Johnson, Steve Smith Sr., Torrey Smith, and Marques Colston for their rotation.

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Truss Me is Back should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest slates. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Truss Me is Back also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden?

    Truss Me is Back has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, DEF, and TE.

  • Golden Handcuff

    Truss Me is Back hedged their bets by scooping up Matt Asiata in the 20th round to back up Adrian Peterson, his Vikings teammate (a first-round selection).

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Breshad Perriman, Truss Me is Back pounced on him at pick No. 181.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Marques Colston is a classic deep-ball weapon, ranking fifth among NFL WRs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (6.3%).

  • Biggest Steal

    Truss Me is Back may have found a gem in the 11th round, grabbing Arian Foster (101st overall pick vs. ADP of 68.7).

  • Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

    Because the projections for Arian Foster are sweet! He's projected to be the ninth-best RB in the league this season.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Adrian Peterson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Truss Me is Back should be in decent shape if Peterson gets his 333 projected touches this year.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Knowing When to Tuck it in and Run

    He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Truss Me is Back.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 782 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Johnson

    Andre Johnson is expected to reach paydirt 8.4 times, placing him eighth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 41
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of A Real Man's League overlooked a gem, and Truss Me is Back made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Travis Kelce.

Best Available

There are three positions that Truss Me is Back could look to upgrade, including WR, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Cody Latimer
    • Rank 163, ADP 127
    • Cecil Shorts III
    • Rank 164, ADP 124
    • Allen Hurns
    • Rank 166, ADP 127
    • Donte Moncrief
    • Rank 175, ADP 125
  • 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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Truss Me is Back
1. (1) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (20) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
3. (21) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
4. (40) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
5. (41) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (60) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
7. (61) Houston (Hou - DEF)
8. (80) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
9. (81) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
10. (100) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
11. (101) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
12. (120) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
13. (121) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
14. (140) Nick Foles (StL - QB)
15. (141) Stevie Johnson (SD - WR)
16. (160) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
17. (161) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
18. (180) Josh Hill (NO - TE)
19. (181) Breshad Perriman (Bal - WR)
20. (200) Matt Asiata (Min - RB)
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