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The Fear Boner's Draft Report Card

Lamar Miller
Rob Gronkowski
Brandin Cooks
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Projected to Finish Third, The Fear Boner's Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. The Fear Boner's put together a quality team and is projected to finish in third-place in T.F.F.L League at 9-4-0 (1,839 points). They ensured WR depth would be a non-issue, as they have four WRs on the roster. However, production might be the problem. Their receivers are projected to average 134 points this year, fewer than the league average of 146. They also have the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Jordan Matthews, and DeVante Parker on their team.

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The Fear Boner's should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, The Fear Boner's also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    TE is the strongest position for The Fear Boner's, but RB and QB are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of The Fear Boner's might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Big D

    The Fear Boner's elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    The Fear Boner's has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Carson Palmer) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Arm Cannon

    The Fear Boner's chose one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Philip Rivers. Among NFL QBs, he's forecasted to rank fifth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

  • Earning His Keep

    Philip Rivers is projected to finish eighth in the NFL in passing TDs with 29.1 and fifth in passing yards with 4,583.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Feed Thy Beast

    Lamar Miller will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish fourth in the league with 320 touches.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of T.F.F.L League overlooked a gem, and The Fear Boner's made the highest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Plowing Through Defenses

    C.J. Anderson is expected to finish ninth in the NFL in rushing TDs with 7.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 51
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their sixth-round pick, The Fear Boner's pulled the trigger. They took Jordan Matthews at pick number 51 despite an ADP of just 67.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

There are three positions that The Fear Boner's could look to upgrade, including WR, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Corey Coleman
    • Rank 103, ADP 123
    • Kevin White
    • Rank 117, ADP 114
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 120, ADP 134
    • Chris Hogan
    • Rank 121, ADP 130
  • 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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The Fear Boner's
1. (10) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (11) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (30) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (31) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
5. (50) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
6. (51) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
7. (70) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
8. (71) Denver (Den - DEF)
9. (90) Graham Gano (Car - K)
10. (91) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
11. (110) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
12. (111) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
13. (130) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
14. (131) Minnesota (Min - DEF)

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