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JFlare Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
Chris Carson
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Despite a Formidable Group of WRs, JFlare Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

If you can't handle the heat, get out of the draft room. JFlare collapsed under the pressure of this draft. Picking No. 12 overall, they were clearly unprepared. On a positive note, the team is particularly deep at the wide receiver position, as Michael Thomas and Julio Jones are slated to combine for the highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league. JFlare are projected to finish 11th in Jack Flaherty Fantasy Impact with a record of 3-10 (1,888 points).

  • Jaylen Samuels

Best Pick

JFlare scored a great late-round value when they picked up Samuels at No. 157, about three rounds later than his ADP of 126. Following a rookie season in which he rushed for 256 yards and recorded 26 catches for 199 yards and 3 TDs in 9 games, totaling 90 fantasy points, Samuels is projected to score 170 fantasy points with the Steelers. That makes him a valuable No. 3 RB for this squad.

  • Chris Carson

Reach Pick

Are you friends with Denzel Washington? Because you must have had an "Inside Man" telling you to select Carson in the 3rd round, about 21 slots earlier than his ADP of 57. Projected to score 138 fantasy points this season with the Seahawks, he will need to outperform expectations to improve upon last year when he ran for 1,151 yards and 9 TDs and snagged 20 passes for 163 yards over 14 games to earn 201 fantasy points. Carson will slot in as the No. 4 RB for JFlare, according to projected points.

Draft Notes

  • Fashionably late? With the selection of RB Chris Carson (No. 36 overall), you became the last owner in the league to draft a running back.

  • JFlare face a difficult challenge in Week 10 when they have five players on a bye (Carson Wentz, James White, Will Fuller V, Demaryius Thomas, and New England). Your Week 10 opponent, Rawlings Rappers, won't be nearly as encumbered with only two players (Leonard Fournette and DeSean Jackson) getting the week off.

  • For the first half of the season, JFlare have an easy road in Jack Flaherty Fantasy Impact based on projections with an early-season strength of schedule that ranks as the easiest. In spite of that, for the full season, JFlare should expect a pretty fair schedule that rates as the 4th hardest.

  • Despite offensive openings at QB and TE in the 5th round, JFlare selected RB James White with the 60th pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position at the expense of a more important position.

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
    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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1. (12) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (13) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
3. (36) Chris Carson (Sea - RB)
4. (37) David Montgomery (Chi - RB)
5. (60) James White (NE - RB)
6. (61) Tevin Coleman (SF - RB)
7. (84) Will Fuller V (Hou - WR)
8. (85) Carson Wentz (Phi - QB)
9. (108) Tony Pollard (Dal - RB)
10. (109) Austin Hooper (Atl - TE)
11. (132) James Washington (Pit - WR)
12. (133) Darwin Thompson (KC - RB)
13. (156) New England (NE - DEF)
14. (157) Jaylen Samuels (Pit - RB)
15. (180) Michael Badgley (LAC - K)
16. (181) Demaryius Thomas (NYJ - WR)

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