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knowlesitall Draft Report Card

Antonio Brown
Andrew Luck
Le'Veon Bell
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Led by a Stellar WR Corps, knowlesitall Has Great Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

knowlesitall delivered a solid draft performance, taking the first overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 9-5-0 (2,749 points), they're projected to finish third in Hard Rocks League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Le'Veon Bell (third round), Lamar Miller (fourth round), and Latavius Murray (fifth round). They also built the best WR combo in the league, as they have Antonio Brown and Eric Decker on the team.

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knowlesitall can write off Week 10 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, knowlesitall has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • QB or Bust

    Unfortunately, QB is the only strong position on knowlesitall. Fortunately, there's always next year.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, knowlesitall is looking for dependable help.

  • Oakland Raiders Fan?

    knowlesitall is a believer in the hopes of the Oakland Raiders this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Checked Out Early

    knowlesitall didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    knowlesitall opted for depth at other positions, selecting only one QB (Andrew Luck) and one TE (Travis Kelce).

  • knowlesitall Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Christine Michael at pick 112 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Michael is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Hands Team

    With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Is Andrew Luck Religious?

    With 572 projected points, knowlesitall will be hoping Luck is the answer to their prayers.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 17
    How Rebellious of You

    knowlesitall said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Le'Veon Bell).

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Lamar Miller was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Eric Decker, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 48
    Was Eric Decker Worth it at Pick No. 48?

    knowlesitall sure hopes so. The Jets' WR is projected to have 242 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.

Best Available

While knowlesitall is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Ryan Mathews
    • Rank 54, ADP 71
    • Arian Foster
    • Rank 63, ADP 90
    • Chris Ivory
    • Rank 73, ADP 96
    • Danny Woodhead
    • Rank 90, ADP 118
  • 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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1. (1) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (16) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
3. (17) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
4. (32) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
5. (33) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
6. (48) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
7. (49) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
8. (64) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
9. (65) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
10. (80) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
11. (81) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
12. (96) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
13. (97) Travis Benjamin (SD - WR)
14. (112) Christine Michael (GB - RB)
15. (113) Kamar Aiken (Bal - WR)

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