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Hard Targets Draft Report Card

Antonio Brown
DeMarco Murray
Amari Cooper
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Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Hard Targets is Loaded with Talent

Draft Summary

With the second overall pick, Hard Targets put on a show for the competition. Drafting a complete team capable of winning week in and week out, they're projected to finish third in OklahomIraqis League NFC League with a record of 8-5-0 (2,283 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Antonio Brown (first round), Amari Cooper (third round), and John Brown (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for Hard Targets to have a good season, as they are the top group of WRs in the league.


Hard Targets should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 10. 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 softest schedules. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Hard Targets has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Management

    Hard Targets is loaded at RB and QB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in OklahomIraqis League NFC League?

  • The Best Player Plays

    Hard Targets is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.7 years of NFL experience.

  • Decently Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the Hard Targets roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 13).

  • Potent Potential

    Brock Osweiler and Braxton Miller are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for Hard Targets.

  • A Multifaceted Machine

    Sims is a dual-threat back for Hard Targets, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 535.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Hard Targets got a steal in snatching Matthew Stafford in the 11th round (142nd overall pick vs. ADP of 122.7).

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands

    Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 27
    A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

    According to projections, DeMarco Murray will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (22nd with 5.8) and yards (26th with 778). Seems like Hard Targets just went with their gut on this one.

    • Ameer Abdullah, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 55
    Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in OklahomIraqis League NFC League, Hard Targets may have found a gem in Ameer Abdullah. Including his 596 projected return yards, he ranks seventh in the league with 1,543 all-purpose yards.

    • John Brown, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 58th overall, John Brown isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (29th with 6.7) or receiving yards (23rd with 1,020).

    • Derrick Henry, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 83
    Milk Was a Bad Choice

    And so was drafting Derrick Henry, the weakest value of the round.

Best Available

Hard Targets could potentially upgrade TE and K, but TE is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Richard Rodgers
    • Rank 205, ADP 122
  • 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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Hard Targets
1. (2) Antonio Brown
2. (27) DeMarco Murray
3. (30) Amari Cooper
4. (55) Ameer Abdullah
5. (58) John Brown
6. (83) Derrick Henry
7. (86) Theo Riddick
8. (111) Torrey Smith
9. (114) Charles Sims
10. (139) Clive Walford
11. (142) Matthew Stafford
12. (167) Eli Rogers
13. (170) Austin Seferian-Jenkins
14. (195) Kendall Wright
15. (198) Josh Doctson
16. (223) Brock Osweiler
17. (226) Braxton Miller
18. (251) Blair Walsh

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