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Arrogant Americans Draft Report Card

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DeAndre Hopkins
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Alshon Jeffery
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Demaryius Thomas
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Arrogant Americans Will Be a Juggernaut

Draft Summary

Even Mel Kiper Jr. can't scowl at this draft performance. And he even has a scowl when he's smiling. Despite a late draft pick, Arrogant Americans assembled a team that is projected to finish second in OklahomIraqis League NFC League with a record of 9-4-0 (2,301 points). They honed in on wide receivers early, using their top three selections to snag DeAndre Hopkins (6th overall), Alshon Jeffery (23rd), and Demaryius Thomas (34th). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Arrogant Americans will benefit. They are one of the most prolific groups of WRs in the league.

Schedule

Arrogant Americans should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 5. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Arrogant Americans has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Arrogant Americans are TE, QB, and WR.

  • Sky's the Limit

    With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Arrogant Americans hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 13 in the league with an average of 4.3 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 7 years).

  • My One and Only

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

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 11 rounds (Blake Bortles, Christine Michael, and Zach Ertz), Arrogant Americans made some shrewd moves.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Arrogant Americans got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Blake Bortles (118th overall pick vs. ADP of 77.7).

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Arrogant Americans to encourage the OklahomIraqis League NFC League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed DeAndre Hopkins and his 99 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 23
    272 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks ninth in the OklahomIraqis League NFC League among wideouts with 272 projected fantasy points.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    Maybe Thomas Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Demaryius Thomas was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Donte Moncrief, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 51
    Rethinking That One

    Donte Moncrief went with the 51st pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (24th) and receiving yards (25th) with 7.3 and 1,013 respectively.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 62
    How Rebellious of You

    Arrogant Americans said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fifth round to pick up their first (Giovani Bernard).

Best Available

If Arrogant Americans is interested in making a roster move, RB is one area they could improve.

    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 166, ADP 116
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Arrogant Americans
1. (6) DeAndre Hopkins
2. (23) Alshon Jeffery
3. (34) Demaryius Thomas
4. (51) Donte Moncrief
5. (62) Giovani Bernard
6. (79) Rashad Jennings
7. (90) Zach Ertz
8. (107) Chris Ivory
9. (118) Blake Bortles
10. (135) Michael Thomas
11. (146) Christine Michael
12. (163) Kenny Stills
13. (174) Terrelle Pryor Sr.
14. (191) Dion Lewis
15. (202) C.J. Spiller
16. (219) Andre Johnson
17. (230) Graham Gano
18. (247) New York

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