Too hot to handle Draft Report Card

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Lamar Miller
Amari Cooper
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Led by a Terrific Backfield, Too hot to handle Has a Loaded Roster

Draft Summary

Too hot to handle took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. Too hot to handle is projected to finish third in The League at 10-3-0 (1,684 points). They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Marcus Mariota (49th overall), RBs David Johnson (1st) and Lamar Miller (24th), and WRs Amari Cooper (25th) and Allen Robinson (48th). They put together the top RB duo in the league, as they'll depend on Johnson and Miller to carry the load.

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Week 8 would be a good opportunity for Too hot to handle to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the softest schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Too hot to handle also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Positional Fortitude

    Too hot to handle has four positions that are better than league average. While DEF, K, and QB are projected to be good, RB is the strongest on Too hot to handle.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Too hot to handle will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Stephen Gostkowski) and only DEF (New England) will both be on bye that week.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Too hot to handle has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (David Johnson and Amari Cooper) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Too hot to handle chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Too hot to handle got a steal in snatching Stephen Gostkowski in the ninth round (97th overall pick vs. ADP of 79).

  • Digging Deep

    Chris Hogan is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Too hot to handle for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Poised to Repeat?

    Leading the league in touches and all running backs in targets, Johnson showed up on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other NFL player last season. Oh, we nearly forgot: he led all players with 20 touchdowns last year, too.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 24

    Too hot to handle stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing David Johnson and Lamar Miller right off the bat.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Essentially Elite?

    Though he didn't burst into super-stardom like many predicted, Cooper still delivered last season: only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) were rostered more frequently by first-place fantasy squads in 2016.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Rethinking That One

    Allen Robinson went with the 48th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (25th) and receiving yards (24th) with 7.7 and 1,040 respectively.

    • Marcus Mariota, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 405 projected rushing yards (ranked fourth among QBs), Marcus Mariota has multiple ways to bring in points.

Best Available

WR and TE are expected to be the worst positions for Too hot to handle and a potential area of need.

    • Josh Doctson
    • Rank 160, ADP 132
    • Kenny Golladay
    • Rank 162, ADP 128
    • Julius Thomas
    • Rank 144, ADP 133
    • David Njoku
    • Rank 192, ADP 131
  • 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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Too hot to handle
1. (1) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (24) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
3. (25) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (48) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
5. (49) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
6. (72) Tyrell Williams (LAC - WR)
7. (73) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
8. (96) Eric Decker (Ten - WR)
9. (97) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (120) New England (NE - DEF)
11. (121) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
12. (144) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)
13. (145) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
14. (168) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
15. (169) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
16. (192) Taylor Gabriel (Atl - WR)

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