Deflaters Gonna Deflate (ID# 391901)

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Andy Albert's Team Draft Report Card

Rob Gronkowski
Aaron Rodgers
Julian Edelman
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After Some Early Gambles, Andy Albert's Team Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking eighth overall, Andy Albert's Team is projected to land in 11th place in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,689 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (17th overall), RB Jeremy Hill (41st), WR Julian Edelman (32nd), and TE Rob Gronkowski (8th) within the first five rounds. They also landed the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Hill, Isaiah Crowell, Jerick McKinnon, and Dion Lewis on their team.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Keeper Summary

Andy Albert's Team used their only keeper spot to hold on to Roddy White (108.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


Andy Albert's Team can write off Week 9 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 seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the toughest schedule. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Andy Albert's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Andy Albert's Team are TE, QB, and DEF.

  • Up and Comers

    Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Andy Albert's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Andy Albert's Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only DEF (Arizona) will both be idle that week.

  • It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    Andy Albert's Team 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.

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Andy Albert's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Roddy White at pick 185 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. White is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"

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

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Aaron Rodgers had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    PPR Superhero

    Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    Wait For It

    Andy Albert's Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to snag their "lead back" (Jeremy Hill).

    • John Brown, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 56
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 56th overall, John Brown isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (29th with 6.7) or receiving yards (23rd with 1,020).

Best Available

While Andy Albert's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 166, ADP 116
    • DeAndre Washington
    • Rank 167, ADP 125
    • Jordan Howard
    • Rank 181, ADP 127
    • Darren McFadden
    • Rank 182, ADP 116
  • 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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Andy Albert's Team
1. (8) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (17) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (32) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
4. (41) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
5. (56) John Brown (Ari - WR)
6. (65) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
7. (80) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
8. (89) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
9. (104) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
10. (113) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
11. (128) Jerick McKinnon (Min - RB)
12. (137) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
13. (152) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
14. (161) Josh Brown (NYG - K)
15. (176) Dion Lewis (NE - RB)
16. (185) Roddy White (Atl - WR)

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