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Ezekiel Elliott
Keenan Allen
Sammy Watkins
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, i hate xmas Has to Be Thinking, "Dagnabbit!"

Draft Summary

What's important i hate xmas is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. i hate xmas is expected to finish ninth in Land 9 League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,829 points). With their first five picks, i hate xmas aimed for balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (43rd overall), RBs Ezekiel Elliott (6th) and Jeremy Langford (54th), and WRs Keenan Allen (19th) and Sammy Watkins (30th). They also have one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they have Elliott, Rashad Jennings, Langford, and LeGarrette Blount for their rotation.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


i hate xmas should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least difficult slates. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, i hate xmas also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes

    i hate xmas is hoping that either Kamar Aiken or Mike Wallace will emerge as a serious threat for the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Batman Needs Robin

    And Ezekiel Elliott needs Alfred Morris. i hate xmas hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their first-round and 14th-round selections.

  • Digging Deep

    Alfred Morris is owned in only 4% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward i hate xmas for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. i hate xmas should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 306 projected touches this year.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for i hate xmas to encourage the Land 9 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Keenan Allen and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 43
    Do You Know if Andrew Luck is Religious?

    With 319 projected points, i hate xmas is hoping Luck will be the answer to their prayers.

    • J. Langford, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 54
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fifth-round pick, i hate xmas pulled the trigger. They took Jeremy Langford at pick number 54 despite an ADP of just 83 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Delanie Walker, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 67
    The Titan to Target

    Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.

Best Available

i hate xmas has one below-average position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • James Jones
    • Rank 199, ADP 124
    • Jermaine Kearse
    • Rank 245, ADP 118
  • Bye Week Points Lost

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  • Pick Number Minus ADP
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  • Avg Points by Position vs League
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    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

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1. (6) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (19) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
3. (30) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
4. (43) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
5. (54) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
6. (67) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
7. (78) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
8. (91) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
9. (102) Kamar Aiken (Ind - WR)
10. (115) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
11. (126) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
12. (139) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
13. (150) Zach Miller (Chi - TE)
14. (163) Alfred Morris (Dal - RB)
15. (174) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
16. (187) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)
17. (198) New York (NYJ - DEF)

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