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Devonta Freeman
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Jordan Howard
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Leonard Fournette
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Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Chiefs squad Hopefully Isn't Playing for Money

Draft Summary

You know what, Chiefs squad, 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. Chiefs squad is projected to finish ninth in The League with a record of 4-9-0 (2,173 points). RB depth won't be the issue this season as Chiefs squad loaded up, drafting Devonta Freeman (8th overall), Jordan Howard (13th), and Leonard Fournette (28th) with their first three selections. They also ultimately collected the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they added Demaryius Thomas, Davante Adams, Keenan Allen, and Jeremy Maclin.

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Schedule

While Week 5 has the most players on bye for Chiefs squad (four), Week 8 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest schedules. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Chiefs squad also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Pair of Strengths

    Chiefs squad has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, RB and QB.

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    The coach of Chiefs squad might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted (Marcus Mariota) and second-drafted (Andrew Luck) QBs have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Hoping to play the favorable matchups week-to-week, Chiefs squad chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Chiefs squad has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jordan Howard and Justin Tucker) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With four steals in the first 10 rounds (including Denver, Justin Tucker, and Marcus Mariota), Chiefs squad made some shrewd moves.

  • Super Signal-Caller

    Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 390 points this year, good enough to rank fourth among all QBs.

Player Analysis

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Advanced Math

    If Chiefs squad had a nickel for every time Devonta Freeman is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 272 nickels.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Loading Up

    There's no doubt that ball-carriers were the top priority for Chiefs squad, as they went RB-RB-RB to start the draft.

    • L. Fournette, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Leonard Fournette time! He should run cool this season with 219 projected points.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Keenan Allen on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."

    • Davante Adams, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Was Davante Adams the Best Choice at Pick No. 53?

    Chiefs squad apparently thinks so. The Packers' wideout is projected to record 223 points this year, after producing 245 last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that Chiefs squad could look to improve, including DEF and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 178, ADP 124
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 187, ADP 136
    • John Brown
    • Rank 119, ADP 123
    • Corey Coleman
    • Rank 124, ADP 130
  • 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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H Train
1. (8) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
2. (13) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
3. (28) Leonard Fournette (Jax - RB)
4. (33) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (48) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
6. (53) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
7. (68) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
8. (73) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
9. (88) Denver (Den - DEF)
10. (93) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
11. (108) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
12. (113) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
13. (128) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
14. (133) Jeremy Maclin (Bal - WR)
15. (148) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)
16. (153) Carolina (Car - DEF)

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