Bills Mafia Draft Report Card

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Jay Ajayi
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Amari Cooper
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Joe Mixon
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Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Bills Mafia Should Probably Stop Reading This Draft Recap Now

Draft Summary

You know what, Bills Mafia, maybe you should just hold off on pursuing your dreams for a while. Maybe just ask them where they're going and hook up with 'em later, when you have a team capable of winning. Bills Mafia is projected to finish 11th in Any Given Sunday League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,837 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Jay Ajayi (first round), Joe Mixon (third round), and Tevin Coleman (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for Bills Mafia to have a good season, as they are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.

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Schedule

Bills Mafia should just disappear for a while during Week 5. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest slate. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, Bills Mafia also has the second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Bills Mafia must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 11, both Jack Doyle and Cameron Brate will be on bye.

  • A Pair of Strengths

    Bills Mafia has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, RB and WR.

  • Starting Slowly

    Bills Mafia got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Bills Mafia has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jay Ajayi and Amari Cooper) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Earning His Keep

    According to projections, Kirk Cousins should finish ranked ninth in the league in passing TDs (28.7) and third in passing yards (4,671).

  • Bills Mafia Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing DeAndre Washington at pick 153 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Washington is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Feed Thy Beast

    Jay Ajayi will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish third in the league with 309 touches.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Essentially Elite?

    Though he didn't burst into super-stardom like many predicted, Cooper still delivered last season: only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) were rostered more frequently by first-place fantasy squads in 2016.

    • Joe Mixon, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!

    Although he was taken 33rd overall in the fantasy draft, Joe Mixon isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (30th with 5.7) or rushing yards (28th with 712).

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    A Bit of a Reach

    Bills Mafia went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Randall Cobb has an ADP of 110.8, but he was grabbed at pick No. 64. Patience is a virtue, Bills Mafia.

    • Derrick Henry, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 81
    Henry Reinforces Ground Attack for Bills Mafia

    The Titans' running back is projected to net 125 points this year, after putting up 99 last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that Bills Mafia could look to improve, including TE and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 117, ADP 127
    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 136, ADP 135
    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 205, ADP 126
  • 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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Bills Mafia
1. (9) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
2. (16) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
3. (33) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
4. (40) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (57) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
6. (64) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
7. (81) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
8. (88) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)
9. (105) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
10. (112) Houston (Hou - DEF)
11. (129) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
12. (136) Cole Beasley (Dal - WR)
13. (153) DeAndre Washington (Oak - RB)
14. (160) Cameron Brate (TB - TE)
15. (177) Stephen Hauschka (Buf - K)

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