Kessler's CTE Scans Draft Report Card

A.J. Green
Michael Thomas
Kareem Hunt
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Loaded With Browns, Kessler's CTE Scans Would Have Done Better if They Drafted Good Players

Draft Summary

For some the 12th overall pick is a challenge, for others it's a blessing, but for Kessler's CTE Scans it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Kessler's CTE Scans, resulting in their projected 4-10-0 record (1,859 points) and 11th-place finish in DFL-SBN League. They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (37th overall), RBs Kareem Hunt (36th) and Thomas Rawls (60th), and WRs A.J. Green (12th) and Michael Thomas (13th). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Hunt, Duke Johnson Jr., Rawls, and Jeremy Hill.

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Kessler's CTE Scans should use Week 9 to think about anything other than fantasy football, like, based on principal, should vegetarians be allowed to eat animal crackers? They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-normal schedule. Kessler's CTE Scans has the opportunity to close on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, the opening stretch of first four games is expected to be tougher than average, so a slow start is possible.

Draft Notes

  • Cleveland Rocks

    The fantasy hopes of Kessler's CTE Scans rest heavily on the fortunes of Hue Jackson's crew, as they loaded up with four Browns on their roster.

  • Good Luck With That One!

    Kessler's CTE Scans will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Jarvis Landry), fourth- (Tyrell Williams), and fifth-ranked (Rishard Matthews) wideouts.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Kessler's CTE Scans will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Hunter Henry), only K (Zane Gonzalez), and only DEF (Cleveland) will all be on bye that week.

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Kessler's CTE Scans, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Duke Johnson Jr.) and third-ranked (Thomas Rawls) RBs is significant.

  • Highlight Reel

    Kessler's CTE Scans is loaded at QB, but TE isn't too shabby, either.

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Kessler's CTE Scans hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Kessler's CTE Scans Gets Groovy With Green

    A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.

    • Michael Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Just Heave it to Michael Thomas

    Thomas ranks 10th in the DFL-SBN League among WRs with 272 projected fantasy points.

    • Kareem Hunt, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    Wait For It

    Kessler's CTE Scans held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Kareem Hunt).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    A High-Volume Passer

    Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 60
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fifth-round pick, Kessler's CTE Scans pulled the trigger. They took Thomas Rawls at pick number 60 despite an ADP of just 119.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on Kessler's CTE Scans, DEF and K are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 208, ADP 146
    • Tampa Bay Defense
    • Rank 218, ADP 131
    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Chandler Catanzaro
    • Rank 227, 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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Kessler's CTE Scans
1. (12) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (13) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
3. (36) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
4. (37) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
5. (60) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
6. (61) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
7. (84) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
8. (85) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
9. (108) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
10. (109) Tyrell Williams (LAC - WR)
11. (132) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
12. (133) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
13. (156) Cooper Kupp (LAR - WR)
14. (157) Cleveland (Cle - DEF)
15. (180) Zane Gonzalez (Cle - K)

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