Kane is Able Draft Report Card

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DeMarco Murray
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Jordy Nelson
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Kareem Hunt
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Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Kane is Able Will be Average This Season

Draft Summary

Which lasted longer: Anthony Scaramucci's role in the White House or any chances that Kane is Able could actually win this league? This team could be Mooching for wins all year, as they're projected to finish in seventh place with a record of 7-6-0 (1,653 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs DeMarco Murray (first round), Kareem Hunt (third round), and Lamar Miller (fourth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Kane is Able can have some success. They are one of the top groups of RBs in the league.

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Schedule

While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Kane is Able (four), Week 8 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult schedules. Kane is Able could run into an early buzz saw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Good Luck With That One!

    Kane is Able will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Emmanuel Sanders), fourth- (Mike Wallace), and fifth-ranked (Larry Fitzgerald) wideouts.

  • Assessing the Assets

    TE is the strongest position for Kane is Able, though RB and WR are also better than the league's average.

  • Risk Averse

    Kane is Able minimized risk by choosing nine consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Kane is Able roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top half is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Kane is Able chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Team of Champions?

    Kane is Able is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: DeMarco Murray, Jordy Nelson, and Jordan Reed.

Player Analysis

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Kane is Able is Down With DeMarco

    Finishing the year with 1,664 total yards and 12 touchdowns, only David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell appeared on more postseason fantasy rosters than Murray.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Nifty Nelson

    Jordy Nelson returned to form last year after missing all of 2015. The Packers wideout led the league in red zone targets, and only Mike Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters last season.

    • Kareem Hunt, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    Trigger Happy

    With their third-round pick, Kane is Able pulled the trigger. They drafted Kareem Hunt at pick number 36 despite an ADP of just 92.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 60
    Rule 86

    When he's healthy, you start him. Despite taking a noticeable step back from his outstanding 2015 campaign, Reed continued rewarding owners last year. Among all NFL tight ends, only Jimmy Graham appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 61
    Climbing The Ladder

    Currently in ninth place with 14,389 career receiving yards, Fitzgerald is just 904 yards away from moving all the way up to third place all-time. Only five WRs (Evans, Nelson, Brown, Cooper, Hilton) appeared on more championship rosters last season.

Best Available

There are three positions that Kane is Able could look to improve, including K and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Stephen Hauschka
    • Rank 197, ADP 110
    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Carson Wentz
    • Rank 122, ADP 130
    • Tyrod Taylor
    • Rank 129, ADP 127
  • 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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Kane is Able
1. (12) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
2. (13) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (36) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
4. (37) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
5. (60) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
6. (61) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
7. (84) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
8. (85) Pierre Garcon (SF - WR)
9. (108) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
10. (109) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
11. (132) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
12. (133) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)
13. (156) Caleb Sturgis (Phi - K)
14. (157) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
15. (180) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)

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