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Austin Hedges Draft Report Card

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In Spite of a Few Reaches, Austin Hedges Have an Absolutely Nasty Roster

Draft Summary

After drawing a juicy draft position (No. 3 overall), Austin Hedges had an exceptional performance. Austin Hedges are predicted to finish 1st in Austin Hedges Fantasy Impact with a record of 10-3 (2,114 points).

  • Ito Smith

Best Pick

Austin Hedges notched a late-round bargain in choosing Smith with the 3rd pick of the 15th round, about five rounds later than his ADP of 130. Following a rookie season in which he rushed for 315 yards and 4 TDs and recorded 27 receptions for 152 yards in 13 games, totaling 98 fantasy points, Smith is projected to score 124 fantasy points with the Falcons. That makes him the No. 5 RB for this squad.

  • Duke Johnson Jr.

Reach Pick

Are you willing to reveal your source? We'd love to learn what prompted the selection of Johnson Jr. at No. 75, about two rounds earlier than his ADP of 109. Then again, perhaps you're onto something. Projected to score 235 fantasy points this season with the Browns, he seems set to top last year when he rushed for 201 yards and grabbed 47 balls for 429 yards and 3 TDs to earn 132 fantasy points. Johnson Jr. will slot in as the No. 2 RB for Austin Hedges, based on projected points.

Draft Notes

  • Austin Hedges led the way at the kicker position, taking Greg Zuerlein in the 11th round as the first K off the draft board. Four more kickers went in the round that followed.

  • Austin Hedges face a tough task in Week 10 when they have five players on a bye (Zach Ertz, Sony Michel, Dede Westbrook, Jordan Reed, and New England). Your Week 10 opponent, Oren's Team, will have three players (Keke Coutee, Ka'imi Fairbairn, and Rex Burkhead) on a bye week.

  • With a strength of schedule rated as the 2nd-easiest based on projected records, Austin Hedges face one of the lightest schedules in Austin Hedges Fantasy Impact this season.

  • With the choice of RB Duke Johnson Jr. with the 3rd pick of the 7th round, Austin Hedges turned to the WR/RB/TE flex position for the first time after filling all of the individual offensive positions.

Player Analysis

  • 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
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    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
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    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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Austin Hedges
1. (3) Christian McCaffrey (Car - RB)
2. (22) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
3. (27) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
4. (46) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
5. (51) Sony Michel (NE - RB)
6. (70) Dede Westbrook (Jax - WR)
7. (75) Duke Johnson (Hou - RB)
8. (94) Golden Tate (NYG - WR)
9. (99) Kareem Hunt (Cle - RB)
10. (118) DK Metcalf (Sea - WR)
11. (123) Greg Zuerlein (LAR - K)
12. (142) New England (NE - DEF)
13. (147) LeSean McCoy (KC - RB)
14. (166) Josh Allen (Buf - QB)
15. (171) Ito Smith (Atl - RB)
16. (190) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)

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