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SEC Alums Draft Report Card

Lamar Miller
Le'Veon Bell
Demaryius Thomas
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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, SEC Alums Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

Someone get Chip Kelly on the line because it's time to make moves. Projected to finish eighth in Guts & Glory League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,805 points), SEC Alums will have to get creative if they want to reach the postseason. With their first five picks, SEC Alums aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (31st overall), RBs Lamar Miller (10th) and Le'Veon Bell (11th), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (30th) and Larry Fitzgerald (50th). They also have the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Thomas, Fitzgerald, DeVante Parker, and Josh Gordon on their team.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, SEC Alums has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. SEC Alums has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    SEC Alums chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    SEC Alums grabbed a sleeper in Will Fuller with pick No. 131.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    Going with just a single TE (Julius Thomas) and K (Chandler Catanzaro), SEC Alums opted to add depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 311 touches, Lamar Miller is projected to rank fifth in the NFL in that category. How touching, SEC Alums.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 11

    SEC Alums stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Lamar Miller and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Maybe Thomas Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Demaryius Thomas was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 365 points this year, enough to rank fourth among all QBs.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Trigger Happy

    With their fifth-round pick, SEC Alums pulled the trigger. They drafted Larry Fitzgerald at pick number 50 despite an ADP of just 64.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

SEC Alums has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 110, ADP 128
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 122, ADP 134
    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 130, ADP 136
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 134, ADP 136
  • 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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SEC Alums
1. (10) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (11) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (30) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
4. (31) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
5. (50) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
6. (51) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
7. (70) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
8. (71) Denver (Den - DEF)
9. (90) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
10. (91) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
11. (110) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
12. (111) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
13. (130) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)
14. (131) Will Fuller V (Hou - WR)
15. (150) Miami (Mia - DEF)

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