Charmeldeion Sanders Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Brandin Cooks
Carlos Hyde
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Fueled by Some Early-Round Value Picks, Charmeldeion Sanders Has Look of a Playoff Team

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, Charmeldeion Sanders didn't want to show up the Celtic Fantasy Football League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a solid chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fourth-place in Celtic Fantasy Football League at 8-5-0 (1,748 points). They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Marcus Mariota (58th overall), RBs Ezekiel Elliott (10th) and Carlos Hyde (34th), and WRs Brandin Cooks (15th) and Demaryius Thomas (39th). They finished the draft with the worst QB duo in the league, as they added Mariota and Brian Hoyer.

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Charmeldeion Sanders should use Week 5 to ponder life's deeper mysteries, like if someone claims "I always lie" then is that person lying or telling the truth? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for Charmeldeion Sanders.

Draft Notes

  • Close to the Vest

    Charmeldeion Sanders was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

  • Starting Slowly

    Charmeldeion Sanders got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • You've Got To Be Kaeding Me

    Charmeldeion Sanders elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Charmeldeion Sanders chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Low Floor, High Ceiling?

    Charmeldeion Sanders grabbed a sleeper in Brian Hoyer with pick No. 159.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Charmeldeion Sanders was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 10 rounds (Willie Snead, Denver, and Dan Bailey).

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Going Against the Grain

    Though he's an above-average player at his position, Ezekiel Elliott was ultimately the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will Brandin Cooks be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,231 receiving yards this year.

    • Marcus Mariota, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    Tuck It And Run

    Mariota is projected to deliver 405 rushing yards, and ranks fourth among QBs in that category.

    • Tevin Coleman, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 63
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, Charmeldeion Sanders threw caution to the wind. They took Tevin Coleman at pick number 63 despite an ADP of 88.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Hunter Henry, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 82
    Charmeldeion Sanders Takes Tight End Hunter Henry at Pick No. 82

    The Chargers' TE is projected to improve to the tune of 155 points this year, after only putting up 112 last season.

Best Available

There are three positions that Charmeldeion Sanders could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Sam Bradford
    • Rank 160, ADP 125
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 174, ADP 122
    • DeShone Kizer
    • Rank 187, ADP 121
    • Deshaun Watson
    • Rank 245, ADP 125
  • 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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Charmeldeion Sanders
1. (10) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (15) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
3. (34) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
4. (39) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (58) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
6. (63) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
7. (82) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
8. (87) Denver (Den - DEF)
9. (106) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
10. (111) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
11. (130) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
12. (135) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
13. (154) C.J. Fiedorowicz (Hou - TE)
14. (159) Brian Hoyer (SF - QB)
15. (178) Jacksonville (Jax - DEF)
16. (183) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)

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