Sideboob Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Todd Gurley II
Ezekiel Elliott
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With a Projected Finish of First, Sideboob Will Impose Its Will on Meager Opponents

Draft Summary

Watch out for Sideboob. Taking advantage of a solid draft spot (fourth overall), they built a team poised to do some damage in The Balls Deep League. Sideboob is expected to finish first with a record of 11-2-0 (1,699 points). With five WRs on the roster, Sideboob has a star-studded wideout group that's projected to average 178 points this season. The league average is 162. They ultimately have the weakest QB pair in the league, as they added Matthew Stafford and Deshaun Watson.

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Sideboob can write off Week 5 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 four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest slates. Sideboob has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden

    Sideboob has four above-average positions with RB and TE projected to lead the way.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Sideboob is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.2 years of NFL experience.

  • Risk Averse

    Sideboob minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Scraping the Wire in Week 7

    Grabbing two QBs (Matthew Stafford and Deshaun Watson) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of Sideboob.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Sideboob has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Ezekiel Elliott and Jimmy Graham) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Very Sneaky, Sideboob

    They nabbed a sleeper in Deshaun Watson with pick No. 193.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Jones is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 25
    Turn Up The Volume

    With 307 touches, Todd Gurley is projected to rank fourth in the NFL in that category. Sideboob demands more!

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    Biggest Steal

    Sideboob may have found a gem in the third round, grabbing Ezekiel Elliott (32nd overall pick vs. ADP of 12.2).

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 53
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of The Balls Deep League overlooked a gem, and Sideboob made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Jimmy Graham.

    • Tevin Coleman, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 81
    Coleman Reinforces Ground Attack for Sideboob

    The Falcons' running back is expected to put up 161 points this year, a hair lower than his total from last year.

Best Available

Sideboob could potentially upgrade QB and K, but QB is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Carson Palmer
    • Rank 123, ADP 132
    • Blake Bortles
    • Rank 135, ADP 134
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 153, ADP 130
    • Sam Bradford
    • Rank 169, ADP 124
  • 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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1. (4) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (25) Todd Gurley II (LAR - RB)
3. (32) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
4. (53) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
5. (60) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
6. (81) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
7. (88) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
8. (109) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
9. (116) Adam Thielen (Min - WR)
10. (137) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
11. (144) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
12. (165) Evan Engram (NYG - TE)
13. (172) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)
14. (193) Deshaun Watson (Hou - QB)
15. (200) Wil Lutz (NO - K)

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