EatChaHeartOut Draft Report Card

Mike Evans
Ezekiel Elliott
Keenan Allen
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In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, EatChaHeartOut Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

Draft Summary

When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with EatChaHeartOut, which flipped its 10th overall pick into a projected fourth-place finish in Byrd Fan Club League (10-3-0, 1,680 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Mike Evans (first round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Tyreek Hill (fourth round). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed one of the bottom sets of RBs in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott, Ameer Abdullah, C.J. Prosise, and Jeremy Hill.

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EatChaHeartOut should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 11. Their top three projected scorers (Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Mike Evans) will be on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, EatChaHeartOut has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Like Choosing your Favorite Kardashian

    EatChaHeartOut will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (C.J. Prosise), fourth- (Jeremy Hill), and fifth-ranked (Darren McFadden) RBs.

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    The coach of EatChaHeartOut might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted (Cam Newton) and second-drafted (Andrew Luck) QBs have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • On the Rise

    EatChaHeartOut hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • Fortune Favors the Bold

    It appears that EatChaHeartOut doesn't mind gambling, as they took chances on seven "high-risk" picks.

  • Scraping the Wire in Week 11

    Grabbing two QBs (Cam Newton and Andrew Luck) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of EatChaHeartOut.

  • A Dominating Pair

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

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Mike the Monster

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Finding Paydirt

    With 9.2 rushing TDs, Ezekiel Elliott is projected to finish third in the NFL in that category.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    Rethinking That One

    Keenan Allen went with the 34th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (25th) and receiving yards (29th) with 7.9 and 1,015 respectively.

    • Tyreek Hill, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 39

    While drafted 39th overall, Tyreek Hill isn't projected among the NFL's top-50 in either receiving TDs (90th with 4.6) or receiving yards (71st with 758).

    • Ameer Abdullah, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    Taking a Chance

    With their fifth-round pick, EatChaHeartOut threw caution to the wind. They took Ameer Abdullah at pick number 58 despite an ADP of 90.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

EatChaHeartOut could potentially upgrade RB and TE, but RB is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Samaje Perine
    • Rank 164, ADP 117
    • Alvin Kamara
    • Rank 191, ADP 123
    • Joe Williams
    • Rank 192, ADP 130
    • Giovani Bernard
    • Rank 201, ADP 118
  • 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. (10) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (15) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
3. (34) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
4. (39) Tyreek Hill (KC - WR)
5. (58) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
6. (63) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
7. (82) Darren McFadden (Dal - RB)
8. (87) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
9. (106) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
10. (111) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
11. (130) C.J. Prosise (Sea - RB)
12. (135) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
13. (154) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
14. (159) Corey Davis (Ten - WR)
15. (178) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)

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