BIll's Bold Team Draft Report Card

A.J. Green
Jay Ajayi
Kareem Hunt
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After Some Early Gambles, BIll's Bold Team Should Have Hired an Expert

Draft Summary

Whatever strategy BIll's Bold Team used to build this team, it should be thrown out, because it didn't work. Picking ninth, they struggled to piece together a competitive team and as a result, are projected to finish eighth in KMC Football League with a record of 4-10-0 (2,020 points). They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on A.J. Green (first round), Keenan Allen (fourth round), and Allen Robinson (fifth round). If these players can play up to expectations, BIll's Bold Team can have some success. They are a better-than-average group of WRs.

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BIll's Bold Team should use Week 11 to consider life's great mysteries, like why there's only one word for thesaurus. That's still time better spent than checking fantasy football that week. 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 most challenging schedules. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for BIll's Bold Team.

Draft Notes

  • Just Like Choosing Your Favorite Taylor Swift Song

    BIll's Bold Team will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Ameer Abdullah), fourth- (Rob Kelley), and fifth-ranked (LeGarrette Blount) RBs.

  • On the Rise

    BIll's Bold Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • TE or Bust

    TE is the only above-average position group for BIll's Bold Team.

  • Youthful Exuberance

    With an average of just 4 years of NFL experience, BIll's Bold Team has assembled the youngest team in the league.

  • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

    It seems like BIll's Bold Team likes to gamble -- they rolled the dice on seven "high-risk" picks.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    BIll's Bold Team will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only K (Graham Gano) and only DEF (Carolina) will both be on bye that week.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    BIll's Bold Team Gets Groovy With Green

    A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Stepping on a Banana Peel

    Jay Ajayi slipping to BIll's Bold Team could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Kareem Hunt, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    A Bit of a Reach

    BIll's Bold Team went out on a limb with their third-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Kareem Hunt has an ADP of 100.6, but he was grabbed at pick No. 29. Patience is a virtue, BIll's Bold Team.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Rethinking That One

    Allen Robinson may not justify his 49th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (23rd with 1,040) and TDs (27th with 7.7).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, BIll's Bold Team got a steal in snatching Travis Kelce in the sixth round (52nd overall pick vs. ADP of 33.9).

Best Available

While BIll's Bold Team is expected to be weak across five positions, DEF is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • New York Defense
    • Rank 171, ADP 125
    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 177, ADP 126
    • Pittsburgh Defense
    • Rank 179, ADP 134
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 142
  • 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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BIll's Bold Team
1. (9) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (12) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
3. (29) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
4. (32) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
5. (49) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
6. (52) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (69) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
8. (72) John Brown (Ari - WR)
9. (89) Corey Davis (Ten - WR)
10. (92) Rob Kelley (Was - RB)
11. (109) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
12. (112) LeGarrette Blount (Phi - RB)
13. (129) Cooper Kupp (LAR - WR)
14. (132) Carolina (Car - DEF)
15. (149) Graham Gano (Car - K)

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