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A.J. Green
Jamaal Charles
Andrew Luck
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Checkdown Charlie Isn't Anything to Get Excited About

Draft Summary

Maybe if Checkdown Charlie purchases a lift kit and some giant tires for this roster it won't seem so average. The playoffs are not out of reach for this team, but it will require some effort. They are projected to finish sixth in Sunday Savages with a record of 5-8-0 (2,192 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Jamaal Charles (second round), LeSean McCoy (fourth round), and Matt Forte (fifth round). Checkdown Charlie will rely heavily on this group, as they are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.

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Checkdown Charlie should drop off the grid during Week 9. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging schedule. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, Checkdown Charlie also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Checkdown Charlie must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 5, both Travis Kelce and Jimmy Graham will be on bye.

  • Asset Management

    Checkdown Charlie is loaded at RB and QB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Sunday Savages League?

  • Here's the Kicker

    You could see decent numbers from the Falcons' kicking game. Even though Matt Ryan is expected to be a top-5 producer in passing yards (fourth with 4,551), he's projected to end up just 24th in the NFL with 21.8 TD passes.

  • Arm Cannon

    Checkdown Charlie drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Matt Ryan. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Darren Sproles is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Checkdown Charlie has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

    Jamaal Charles is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,471 total yards (1,127 rushing, 343 receiving).

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    Is Andrew Luck Religious?

    With 317 projected points, Checkdown Charlie will be hoping Luck is the answer to their prayers.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Sunday Savages League overlooked a gem, and Checkdown Charlie made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing LeSean McCoy.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 64
    Was Jordan Matthews Worth it at Pick No. 64?

    Checkdown Charlie sure hopes so. The Eagles' WR is projected to earn 177 points this year, after putting up 188 last season.

Best Available

Checkdown Charlie is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (DEF and TE), but DEF is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

    • New England Defense
    • Rank 179, ADP 88
    • Buffalo Defense
    • Rank 195, ADP 129
    • Pittsburgh Defense
    • Rank 219, ADP 134
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 246, ADP 133
  • 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
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    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. (10) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (17) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
3. (24) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
4. (31) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
5. (44) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
6. (51) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
7. (64) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
8. (71) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
9. (84) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
10. (91) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
11. (110) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
12. (111) Travis Benjamin (LAC - WR)
13. (130) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
14. (131) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
15. (150) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
16. (151) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
17. (170) Mason Crosby (GB - K)

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