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Taiwan Jones Draft Report Card

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Allen Robinson
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Le'Veon Bell
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Tom Brady
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Slated for a 10th-Place Finish, Taiwan Jones Won't be Writing to Mom About This Draft

Draft Summary

Someone get Chip Kelly on the line because it's time to make moves. Projected to finish 10th in ffl.8m.com League with a record of 3-10-0 (2,100 points), Taiwan Jones will have to get creative if they want to reach the postseason. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Allen Robinson (first round), T.Y. Hilton (fourth round), and Kelvin Benjamin (fifth round). They also landed the worst QB combo in the league, as they added Derek Carr and Tom Brady.

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

Schedule

Taiwan Jones should use Week 9 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the hardest slates. In addition to having the second-most demanding overall schedule, Taiwan Jones also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • WR or Bust

    WR is the only above-average position group for Taiwan Jones.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Taiwan Jones is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 5.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Starting Slowly

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

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Taiwan Jones has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Allen Robinson and Tom Brady) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Jason Pierre-Paul, Taiwan Jones pounced on him at pick No. 129.

  • Single Serving

    Going with just a single TE (Zach Ertz) and K (Chandler Catanzaro), Taiwan Jones opted to add depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Returning to Excellence

    He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Tom's Trophy Delivery Service

    Only Devonta Freeman appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than the Patriots signal-caller last year.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 49th overall, Kelvin Benjamin isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (22nd with 7.2) or receiving yards (30th with 959).

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Was Matt Forte Worth it at Pick No. 52?

    Taiwan Jones sure hopes so. The Jets' running back is projected to score 201 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that Taiwan Jones could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 145, ADP 124
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 153, ADP 117
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 158, ADP 117
    • Brock Osweiler
    • Rank 163, ADP 123
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Taiwan Jones
1. (9) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
2. (12) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (29) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
4. (32) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (49) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
6. (52) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
7. (69) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
8. (72) J.J. Watt (Hou - DE)
9. (89) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
10. (92) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
11. (109) Jimmy Garoppolo (NE - QB)
12. (112) C.J. Mosley (Bal - LB)
13. (129) Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG - DE)
14. (132) Chandler Catanzaro (NYJ - K)
15. (149) Johnathan Cyprien (Ten - S)

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