Julio Jones
Leonard Fournette
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, DRUGS PAY THE BILLS Should Have Autodrafted

Draft Summary

It was almost too hard to watch as DRUGS PAY THE BILLS took the fifth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 6-7-0 (1,911 points), bad enough for a ninth-place finish in Any Given Sunday League. They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Matt Ryan (53rd overall), RBs Leonard Fournette (20th) and Marshawn Lynch (29th), and WRs Julio Jones (5th) and Michael Crabtree (44th). They ultimately built one of the most prolific groups of WRs in the league, as they have Jones, Crabtree, Robby Anderson, and Rishard Matthews for their rotation.

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Week 5 might require some artful managing from DRUGS PAY THE BILLS, as their top two projected scorers (Matt Ryan and Julio Jones) will be off with byes. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, DRUGS PAY THE BILLS also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for DRUGS PAY THE BILLS are RB, DEF, and QB.

  • Close to the Vest

    DRUGS PAY THE BILLS was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, DRUGS PAY THE BILLS picked only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and DEF).

  • Low Floor, High Ceiling?

    DRUGS PAY THE BILLS grabbed a sleeper in Samaje Perine with pick No. 164.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Marqise Lee is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) DRUGS PAY THE BILLS has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Jones is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.

    • L. Fournette, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Turn Up The Volume

    With 279 touches, Leonard Fournette is projected to rank eighth in the NFL in that category. DRUGS PAY THE BILLS demands more!

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Beast Mode is Back

    Averaging 1,339 rush yards and 12 rush TDs per year across four full seasons in Seattle (2011-14), Lynch returns to football behind one of the most talented offensive lines in the NFL.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    Matty Ice, Oh So Nice

    Second only to Brees in total passing yardage, the league MVP accounted for 9.3 yards per attempt in 2016 (a number that was more than a yard better than any other QB).

    • Delanie Walker, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    DRUGS PAY THE BILLS Takes Tight End Delanie Walker at Pick No. 68

    The Titans' TE is projected to earn 146 points this year, after putting up 156 last season.

Best Available

If DRUGS PAY THE BILLS has a desire to make a roster move, TE and WR are areas of need.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 117, ADP 127
    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 136, ADP 135
    • Nelson Agholor
    • Rank 163, ADP 127
    • Devin Funchess
    • Rank 164, ADP 129
  • 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. (5) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (20) Leonard Fournette (Jax - RB)
3. (29) Marshawn Lynch (Oak - RB)
4. (44) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
5. (53) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
6. (68) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
7. (77) Jamison Crowder (Was - WR)
8. (92) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
9. (101) Adam Thielen (Min - WR)
10. (116) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
11. (125) Robby Anderson (NYJ - WR)
12. (140) Zay Jones (Buf - WR)
13. (149) Marqise Lee (Jax - WR)
14. (164) Samaje Perine (Was - RB)
15. (173) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)

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