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Dalvin Cook
Adam Thielen
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Led by a Pair of Vikings, WHIP's Team Will Be a Tough Out

Draft Summary

Turning a bottom-half draft slot into top-half results is the sign of an impressive effort by the GM. Such was the case with WHIP's Team, which flipped its No. 9 overall pick into a projected 5th-place finish in Yahoo Public 154392. After picking up multiple Vikings in the early rounds (Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen), WHIP's Team are predicted to put up a total of 1,881 points based on the current roster, which would result in a 7-7 record.

  • Patrick Mahomes

Biggest Steal

WHIP's Team notched a nice early bargain when they picked up Mahomes at No. 32, about two rounds later than his ADP of 18. Coming off a season in which he threw for 5,097 yards and 50 TDs with 12 interceptions, totaling 429 fantasy points, Mahomes is projected to score 402 fantasy points with the Chiefs. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.

  • Tyler Lockett

Regression Candidate

There were 15 players chosen by WHIP's Team, and Lockett ought to be the least likely to repeat what he did last year among the players on the offensive side of the ball. Coming off a season in which he recorded 57 catches for 965 yards and 10 TDs, totaling 194 fantasy points, Lockett is projected to score 152 fantasy points with the Seahawks, a 22% reversal. That makes him the No. 4 WR for this squad.

Draft Notes

  • If you're not first, you're last. You got the jump on your opponents at quarterback, drafting Patrick Mahomes (No. 32 overall) as the first QB off the board.

  • Week 12 could bring on a case of the Bye Week Blues for WHIP's Team, as they have six players on a bye, led by Patrick Mahomes, Dalvin Cook, and Adam Thielen. Elite 21, your Week 12 opponent, won't be nearly as encumbered with only two players (Damien Williams and Minnesota) getting the week off.

  • Going off projected records, WHIP's Team won't face too many obstacles in Yahoo Public 154392 this season with a strength of schedule that rates as the easiest. But that doesn't mean you should coast through the season. Light schedules can turn tricky at any time for players who aren't active.

  • Even with an opening remaining at TE in the 6th round, WHIP's Team selected RB Mark Ingram with the 52nd 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. (9) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
2. (12) Dalvin Cook (Min - RB)
3. (29) Adam Thielen (Min - WR)
4. (32) Patrick Mahomes (KC - QB)
5. (49) Josh Jacobs (Oak - RB)
6. (52) Mark Ingram II (Bal - RB)
7. (69) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
8. (72) Jared Cook (NO - TE)
9. (89) Sammy Watkins (KC - WR)
10. (92) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
11. (109) Los Angeles (LAC - DEF)
12. (112) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
13. (129) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
14. (132) New England (NE - DEF)
15. (149) Michael Badgley (LAC - K)

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