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Cougars Draft Report Card

Patrick Mahomes
Drew Brees
Devonta Freeman
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Led by a Pair of Chiefs, Cougars Need Work

Draft Summary

Cougars couldn't capitalize on the No. 4 overall pick, drafting a roster that may struggle to earn wins. Opponents will enjoy beating them with regularity, as this team is projected to finish 7th in LA REVENTADORA. Behind multiple Chiefs in the early rounds (Patrick Mahomes and Sammy Watkins), Cougars are looking at a record of 6-7 (3,502 points).

  • Adrian Peterson

Best Pick

Cougars netted a late-round bargain in picking Peterson at No. 177, about six rounds later than his ADP of 122. Coming off a season in which he rushed for 1,042 yards and 7 TDs and snagged 20 passes for 208 yards and 1 TD, totaling 210 fantasy points, Peterson is projected to score 104 fantasy points with the Redskins. That makes him a valuable No. 4 RB for this squad.

  • Sammy Watkins

Stretch Pick

You must have timed out, right? It had to be an autopick. That's the only explanation for the selection of Watkins at No. 44, about five rounds earlier than his ADP of 100. Then again, perhaps you're onto something. Projected to score 206 fantasy points this season with the Chiefs, he looks poised to surpass last year when he had 40 catches for 519 yards and 3 TDs in 10 games, posting 107 fantasy points. Based on projected points, Watkins will slot in as the No. 2 WR for Cougars to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • With only one defense off the board, Cougars predicted a run on the horizon and got in early, taking Los Angeles with the 7th pick of the 10th round. Three more defensive units went off the board in the subsequent round.

  • If you're not first, you're last. You beat your opponents to the punch at quarterback, drafting Patrick Mahomes (No. 4 overall) as the first QB off the board.

  • Cougars face a tough task in Week 9 when they have six players on a bye, led by Drew Brees, Los Angeles, and Devonta Freeman. The Underdogs, your Week 9 opponent, won't be quite as short-handed with only two players (Joe Mixon and Darrell Henderson Jr.) getting the week off.

  • For the first half of the season, Cougars have a difficult path in LA REVENTADORA based on projections with an early-season strength of schedule that ranks as the most difficult. Even so, for the season as a whole, Cougars should expect a fairly balanced schedule that ranks as the 5th toughest.

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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1. (4) Patrick Mahomes (KC - QB)
2. (17) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (24) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
4. (37) David Montgomery (Chi - RB)
5. (44) Sammy Watkins (KC - WR)
6. (57) Tyler Boyd (Cin - WR)
7. (64) Tevin Coleman (SF - RB)
8. (77) Will Fuller V (Hou - WR)
9. (84) Jared Cook (NO - TE)
10. (97) Los Angeles (LAR - DEF)
11. (104) New England (NE - DEF)
12. (117) Harrison Butker (KC - K)
13. (124) Mohamed Sanu (NE - WR)
14. (137) Leighton Vander Esch (Dal - LB)
15. (144) Roquan Smith (Chi - LB)
16. (157) John Brown (Buf - WR)
17. (164) Jacoby Brissett (Ind - QB)
18. (177) Adrian Peterson (Was - RB)
19. (184) Brandon McManus (Den - K)
20. (197) Budda Baker (Ari - S)

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