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Phx in LR Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Rob Gronkowski
Alshon Jeffery
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Phx in LR Built a Monster Team

Draft Summary

This draft by Phx in LR was like a finely tuned Peyton Manning-led offense, with all the pieces falling into place. Just like Peyton's offense, Phx in LR is expected to score a lot of points this season and finish second in Hard Rocks League at 11-3-0 (2,768 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (25th overall), RB David Johnson (8th), WR Alshon Jeffery (24th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (9th) within the first five rounds. They also have the best RB pair in the league, as they added Johnson and Todd Gurley.

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Phx in LR should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least difficult slates. Phx in LR has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Phx in LR will need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Alshon Jeffery, Julian Edelman, and Larry Fitzgerald) will all be on bye that week.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Phx in LR picked up projected top-two players (David Johnson, Rob Gronkowski, and Stephen Gostkowski).

  • Asset Management

    Phx in LR is loaded at RB and TE. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Hard Rocks League?

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Phx in LR might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) and second-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Phx in LR will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only K (Stephen Gostkowski) will both be off that week.

  • Risk Averse

    Phx in LR minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Advanced Math

    If Phx in LR had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 9
    A Threat in the Modern Age, Similar to "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 252 projected fantasy points.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    274 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the Hard Rocks League among wideouts with 274 projected fantasy points.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 25
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 40
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 91 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

Best Available

Phx in LR could potentially upgrade WR and DEF, but WR is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Kevin White
    • Rank 93, ADP 105
    • Stefon Diggs
    • Rank 103, ADP 121
    • Corey Coleman
    • Rank 115, ADP 123
    • Sammie Coates
    • Rank 119, 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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Phx in LR
1. (8) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (9) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (24) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (25) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (40) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
6. (41) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
7. (56) Todd Gurley (LAR - RB)
8. (57) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
9. (72) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
10. (73) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
11. (88) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
12. (89) Los Angeles (LAR - DEF)
13. (104) Jaelen Strong (Hou - WR)
14. (105) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
15. (120) Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Cle - WR)

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