Pats Baby Draft Report Card

Le'Veon Bell
Jordan Howard
Doug Baldwin
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Led by an Elite Set of RBs, Pats Baby Crushed This Draft

Draft Summary

Coinciding with a juicy draft position (second overall), Pats Baby had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish second in Late Night Fantasies No Romos League with a record of 12-2-0 (2,109 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Le'Veon Bell (first round), Jordan Howard (second round), and Kareem Hunt (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Pats Baby, as they are the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league.

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Pats Baby should use Week 5 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Pats Baby has the league's second-toughest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    The coach of Pats Baby might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted (Matt Ryan) and second-drafted (Kirk Cousins) QBs have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Kansas City Chiefs Fan?

    Pats Baby is a believer in the hopes of the Kansas City Chiefs this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Scraping the Wire in Week 5

    Grabbing two QBs (Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of Pats Baby.

  • Team of Champions

    Pats Baby assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Le'Veon Bell, Jordan Howard, and T.Y. Hilton.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Pats Baby chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Low Floor, High Ceiling?

    Pats Baby grabbed a sleeper in Danny Woodhead with pick No. 98.

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Pats Baby should be in decent shape if Bell gets his 327 projected touches this year.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Old Fashioned

    Pats Baby stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Le'Veon Bell and Jordan Howard before targeting other positions.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 18
    280 Excuses to Cheer for Doug Baldwin

    Baldwin ranks seventh in the Late Night Fantasies No Romos League among wideouts with 280 projected fantasy points.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Thank You, T.Y.!

    Hilton notched career-highs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards last year. Only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) appeared more often on fantasy rosters that had earned a spot in their league's playoffs.

    • Kareem Hunt, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 34
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Kareem Hunt with the 34th pick, even though his ADP is only 79.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

If Pats Baby has a desire to make a roster move, DEF and QB are areas of need.

    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 190, ADP 141
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 208, ADP 146
    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 104, ADP 118
    • Eli Manning
    • Rank 115, ADP 124
  • 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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Pats Baby
1. (2) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (15) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
3. (18) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
4. (31) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (34) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
6. (47) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
7. (50) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
8. (63) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
9. (66) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (79) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
11. (82) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
12. (95) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
13. (98) Danny Woodhead (Bal - RB)
14. (111) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)
15. (114) Los Angeles (LAR - DEF)

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