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A.J. Green
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Demaryius Thomas
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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, KaepernickTheFuture Has a Solidly Average Roster

Draft Summary

If there was a Hall of Average, KaepernickTheFuture would have a plaque. Unfortunately, there isn't, so instead they'll just have to settle for losing more often than not. This team is projected to finish in seventh-place in Land 9 League at 7-6-0 (1,790 points). They must be in love with the wide receiver position, using their first three picks on A.J. Green (9th overall), Brandon Marshall (16th), and Demaryius Thomas (33rd). They also have the worst RB tandem in the league, as they have Melvin Gordon and Jeremy Hill on the roster.

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

Schedule

Week 11 might require some artful managing from KaepernickTheFuture, as their top two projected scorers (Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan) will be relaxing at home that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most daunting schedule. In addition to having the most taxing overall schedule, KaepernickTheFuture also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    KaepernickTheFuture grabbed a couple of QBs (Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan) that'll both be on bye in Week 11, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

  • A Dominating Duo

    TE and WR are both projected to be really solid units for KaepernickTheFuture.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Apparently KaepernickTheFuture missed the point of drafting a back-up defense. In Week 9, both Houston and Cincinnati will be on bye.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    KaepernickTheFuture chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    KaepernickTheFuture has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Brandon Marshall and Gary Barnidge) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Single Serving

    Going with just a single TE (Gary Barnidge) and K (Blair Walsh), KaepernickTheFuture opted to add depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Maybe Green Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, A.J. Green was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    205 Excuses to Cheer for Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks eighth in the Land 9 League among wideouts with 205 projected fantasy points.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, KaepernickTheFuture didn't grab their first RB (Jeremy Hill) until the fourth round.

    • Donte Moncrief, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    Was Donte Moncrief the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 64?

    KaepernickTheFuture apparently thinks so. The Colts' wideout is projected to put up 164 points this year, after getting 125 last year.

    • Philip Rivers, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 81
    Arm Cannon

    KaepernickTheFuture chose one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Philip Rivers. Among NFL QBs, he's forecasted to rank fifth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

Best Available

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

    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 163, ADP 94
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 166, ADP 116
    • Jordan Howard
    • Rank 181, ADP 127
    • Darren McFadden
    • Rank 182, ADP 116
  • 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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1. (9) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (16) Brandon Marshall (NYG - WR)
3. (33) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
4. (40) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
5. (57) Melvin Gordon (LAC - RB)
6. (64) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
7. (81) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
8. (88) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
9. (105) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
10. (112) Spencer Ware (KC - RB)
11. (129) Houston (Hou - DEF)
12. (136) Christine Michael (GB - RB)
13. (153) Sammie Coates (Pit - WR)
14. (160) James White (NE - RB)
15. (177) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
16. (184) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
17. (201) Blair Walsh (Sea - K)

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