The Placebo Arm's Draft Report Card

--hidden-- | Drafted Round 15, Pick 177
C+ Grade
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Draft Recap Summary

Projected to Finish Ninth, The Placebo Arm Can Only Improve From Here

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If The Placebo Arm handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. Picking No. 9 overall, they were clearly not ready. The Placebo Arm are predicted to finish 9th in Hiawatha Elite League with a record of 5-8 (1,569 points).

  • Matthew Stafford

Best of the Bunch: The QB is expected to accumulate the most points this season of all the picks by The Placebo Arm. After a season in which he threw for 2,499 yards and 19 TDs with 5 INTs in 8 games, totaling 172 fantasy points, Stafford is projected to score 280 fantasy points with the Lions, a 63% gain. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.

  • James White

Regression Candidate: There were 15 players drafted by The Placebo Arm, and White seems poised to decline the most from last year among the offensive players. Following a season in which he ran for 263 yards and 1 TD and caught 72 balls for 645 yards and 5 TDs, totaling 128 fantasy points, White is projected to score 103 fantasy points with the Patriots, a 20% reversal. That makes him the No. 3 RB for this squad.

Draft Notes

  • Week 5 will be a rude awakening for The Placebo Arm, as they have three players on a bye (Matthew Stafford, Davante Adams, and D'Andre Swift). Your Week 5 opponent, The Dominators, will have a full squad without any players getting the week off.

  • With a strength of schedule that ranks as the 3rd-most difficult according to projected records, The Placebo Arm have one of the hardest schedules in Hiawatha Elite League this season. All is not lost, though. Strength of schedule says nothing about how involved you are. There are infinite paths to improve your team over the course of the season as long as you stay involved.

  • With an average of 4.9 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league, The Placebo Arm seem to be balancing both youth and experience. They selected one rookie (D'Andre Swift). In total, there were 15 rookies selected over the course of the Hiawatha Elite League draft.

  • In spite of unfilled positions at QB, RB, and TE in the 4th round, The Placebo Arm chose WR A.J. Brown with the 40th pick, filling the WR/RB flex position at the expense of a position of higher need. They were the third squad to fill a flex position.

Player Analysis

ADP Analysis

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.

Position Rank vs League Average

  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.

Team Forecast

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.

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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The Placebo Arm
1. (9) Davante Adams
2. (16) Joe Mixon
3. (33) DJ Moore
4. (40) A.J. Brown
5. (57) D'Andre Swift
6. (64) Tyler Higbee
7. (81) Matthew Stafford
8. (88) San Francisco
9. (105) Harrison Butker
10. (112) James White
11. (129) Ben Roethlisberger
12. (136) Blake Jarwin
13. (153) Nyheim Hines
14. (160) Curtis Samuel
15. (177) Tennessee

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.