Down Set Hike (ID# 602317)

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Silver1 Draft Report Card

Antonio Brown
Aaron Rodgers
C.J. Anderson
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Silver1 Won't Go Down Easily

Draft Summary

Silver1 parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (2,184 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Down Set Hike League. With their first five picks, Silver1 aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (24th overall), RBs C.J. Anderson (25th) and Jeremy Langford (49th), and WRs Antonio Brown (1st) and Doug Baldwin (48th). They put together the best group of WRs in the league, as they added Brown, Donte Moncrief, Baldwin, and Phillip Dorsett.

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Silver1 should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Silver1 also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Better Late Than Never

    Silver1 finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Phillip Dorsett, Silver1 pounced on him at pick No. 216.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    Going with just a single TE (Zach Ertz) and K (Graham Gano), Silver1 opted to add depth at other positions.

  • Making the Big Tuna Proud

    Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Parcells would approve of Derrick Johnson, who's ranked first in projected interceptions among LBs with two.

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Bashaud Breeland at pick 168 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Breeland is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Not Just a Cover Corner

    Among CBs in Down Set Hike League, Bashaud Breeland ranks fifth in projected tackles with 82.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Hands Team

    With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    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.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Wait For It

    Silver1 held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (C.J. Anderson).

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    The Alchemist

    Silver1 chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Doug Baldwin is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • J. Langford, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Taking a Chance

    With their fifth-round pick, Silver1 threw caution to the wind. They took Jeremy Langford at pick number 49 despite an ADP of 83 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

TE and RB are projected to be the worst units for Silver1.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 132, ADP 135
    • Jimmy Graham
    • Rank 135, ADP 122
    • Jay Ajayi
    • Rank 143, ADP 103
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 163, ADP 94
  • 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. (1) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (24) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (25) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
4. (48) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
5. (49) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
6. (72) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
7. (73) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
8. (96) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
9. (97) Graham Gano (Car - K)
10. (120) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
11. (121) Justin Forsett (Den - RB)
12. (144) Derrick Johnson (KC - LB)
13. (145) Kwon Alexander (TB - LB)
14. (168) Bashaud Breeland (Was - CB)
15. (169) David Amerson (Oak - CB)
16. (192) Bobby Wagner (Sea - LB)
17. (193) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)
18. (216) Phillip Dorsett (Ind - WR)

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