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PHFILTHYS Draft Report Card

Le'Veon Bell
Joe Mixon
Tyler Lockett
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Led by a Pair of Bengals, PHFILTHYS Need to get to Work

Draft Summary

It's going to be a tough year if PHFILTHYS deals with adversity during the season the way they did in this draft. Picking No. 14 overall, they were clearly ill-equipped. Behind multiple Bengals in the early rounds (Joe Mixon and Tyler Boyd), PHFILTHYS are projected to finish 12th in WHAT?! Radio Football - IX with a record of 4-10 (1,524 points).

  • Devin Funchess

Best Pick

What a great late-round value for PHFILTHYS, who got Funchess at No. 174, about three rounds later than his ADP of 126. Coming off a season in which he hauled in 44 balls for 549 yards and 4 TDs in 14 games, totaling 79 fantasy points, Funchess is projected to score 90 fantasy points with the Colts. That makes him a valuable No. 4 WR for this squad.

  • Ben Roethlisberger

Reach Pick

We're going to give you some credit and assume you took the dog out right before selecting Roethlisberger with the 14th pick of the 5th round, about two rounds earlier than his ADP of 112. Projected to score 318 fantasy points this season with the Steelers, he will need to outperform expectations to improve on last year when he threw for 5,129 yards and 34 TDs with 16 interceptions to post 357 fantasy points. Based on projections, Roethlisberger will slot in as the No. 1 QB for PHFILTHYS to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • PHFILTHYS face a difficult challenge in Week 6 when they have four players on a bye (Daniel Carlson, Buffalo, Devin Funchess, and Jack Doyle). SchMoke's Goons, your Week 6 opponent, won't be quite as short-handed with only two players (Adam Vinatieri and Frank Gore) on the sideline.

  • Based on projections, PHFILTHYS have one of the toughest schedules in WHAT?! Radio Football - IX this season with a strength of schedule rated as the 3rd-most difficult. But that doesn't mean you have to lose. You can't control strength of schedule, but you can control your team. Fantasy football rewards those owners who put in the work, so make sure to follow the latest news and hottest free agents.

  • With the 3rd-oldest group in the league at an average of 6.4 years of NFL experience, PHFILTHYS seem to be relying on veteran leadership. Despite that, they still selected two rookies (Miles Boykin and Alexander Mattison), the 3rd-highest total in the league. In total, there were 20 rookies selected over the course of the WHAT?! Radio Football - IX draft.

  • We've heard of Stars-and-Scrubs, but is there such a thing as Scrubs-and-Scrubs? Combined, the top players from each position on PHFILTHYS are forecasted to tally the fewest points in WHAT?! Radio Football - IX. And the rest of the roster isn't any better, as those players are expected to put up a point total that ranks in the middle of the pack.

Player Analysis

  • 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
        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-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. (14) Le'Veon Bell (NYJ - RB)
2. (19) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
3. (46) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
4. (51) Tyler Boyd (Cin - WR)
5. (78) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (83) Derrius Guice (Was - RB)
7. (110) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
8. (115) Emmanuel Sanders (SF - WR)
9. (142) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
10. (147) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
11. (174) Devin Funchess (Ind - WR)
12. (179) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)
13. (206) Miles Boykin (Bal - WR)
14. (211) Alexander Mattison (Min - RB)
15. (238) Daniel Carlson (Oak - K)

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