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ChipOffTheShoulder Draft Report Card

Lamar Miller
Allen Robinson
Thomas Rawls
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Slated for an Eighth-Place Finish, ChipOffTheShoulder Needs Work to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

While ChipOffTheShoulder is no world-beater, this is a team that could potentially reach the playoffs if some things go their way. Picking 11th overall, ChipOffTheShoulder is projected to land in eighth place in Land 9 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,834 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Allen Robinson (second round), Randall Cobb (fourth round), and Kelvin Benjamin (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for ChipOffTheShoulder to have a good season, as they are a quality group of WRs.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, ChipOffTheShoulder has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have the weakest slate. ChipOffTheShoulder has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • A Talented Trio

    ChipOffTheShoulder has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (RB, WR, and QB).

  • Risk Averse

    ChipOffTheShoulder minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 17 picks.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    ChipOffTheShoulder has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Allen Robinson and Thomas Rawls) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their 10th-round pick, ChipOffTheShoulder pulled the trigger. They took Jimmy Graham at pick number 110 despite an ADP of just 121.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • A Versatile Combination

    Theo Riddick can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks third among RBs with 579 projected receiving yards.

  • Digging Deep

    Kenny Stills is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward ChipOffTheShoulder for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Lamar Miller Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. ChipOffTheShoulder should be in decent shape if Miller gets his 320 projected touches this year.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    196 Excuses to Cheer for Allen Robinson

    Robinson ranks ninth in the Land 9 League among wideouts with 196 projected fantasy points.

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Move Over Marshawn

    Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 59th overall, Kelvin Benjamin isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (23rd with 7.2) or receiving yards (30th with 957).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    A Large Target for the QB

    Travis Kelce ranks fifth in the Land 9 League among TEs with 140 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

ChipOffTheShoulder has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 206, ADP 142
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 236, ADP 133
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 210, ADP 95
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 215, ADP 120
  • 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
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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

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. (11) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (14) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
3. (35) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
4. (38) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
5. (59) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
6. (62) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (83) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
8. (86) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
9. (107) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
10. (110) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
11. (131) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)
12. (134) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
13. (155) Kenny Stills (Mia - WR)
14. (158) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
15. (179) Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ - QB)
16. (182) Oakland (Oak - DEF)
17. (203) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)

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