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Slap The Chef Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Stefon Diggs
Derrick Henry
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Behind an Elite Backfield, Slap The Chef Will Be a Tough Out

Draft Summary

Slap The Chef parlayed a solid draft slot (No. 2 overall) into a modest performance. The team is notably strong at running back, as Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry are slated to combine for the 2nd-highest point total of all starting RB groups in the league. Slap The Chef are predicted to finish 9-5 (1,654 points), which would place them 6th in WHAT?! Radio Football - IX.

  • Kalen Ballage

Best Pick

What a late-round bargain for Slap The Chef, who selected Ballage in the 11th round, about three rounds later than his ADP of 127. After a rookie season in which he carried 36 times for 191 yards and 1 TD in 12 games, totaling 29 fantasy points, Ballage is projected to score 83 fantasy points with the Dolphins. That makes him a valuable No. 3 RB for this squad.

  • Marvin Jones Jr.

Reach Pick

Are you in a sharing mood? We'd love to know what prompted you to select Jones Jr. at No. 98, about 17 picks earlier than his ADP of 115. Perhaps you're onto something, though. Projected to score 115 fantasy points this season with the Lions, he appears set to outperform last year when he snagged 35 passes for 508 yards and 5 TDs in 9 games to post 81 fantasy points. Jones Jr. will slot in as the No. 3 WR for Slap The Chef, according to projected points.

Draft Notes

  • Slap The Chef led the charge at the kicker position, taking Greg Zuerlein in the 8th round as the first K off the draft board. In the following round, seven more kickers went off the board.

  • Week 9 could be a rude awakening for Slap The Chef, as they have four players on a bye (Greg Zuerlein, Tre'Quan Smith, Austin Hooper, and Ted Ginn Jr.). On the bright side, Kush Gordon, your Week 9 opponent, will be confronting a similar struggle with three players (Matt Ryan, Brandin Cooks, and Latavius Murray) getting the week off.

  • According to projected records, Slap The Chef face one of the least daunting schedules in WHAT?! Radio Football - IX this season with a strength of schedule that rates as the 4th easiest.

  • It's clear that Slap The Chef focused on amassing high-level talent, having compiled a relatively top-heavy group of players. Combined, the top players from each position are quite impressive, forecasted to score the 4th-highest point total in the league. Alternatively, the rest of the roster is a bit less inspiring, as they're expected to compile a point total ranking 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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Slap The Chef
1. (2) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (31) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
3. (34) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
4. (63) Baker Mayfield (Cle - QB)
5. (66) Josh Gordon (Sea - WR)
6. (95) Austin Hooper (Atl - TE)
7. (98) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
8. (127) Greg Zuerlein (LAR - K)
9. (130) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
10. (159) Josh Allen (Buf - QB)
11. (162) Kalen Ballage (Mia - RB)
12. (191) Ted Ginn Jr. (NO - WR)
13. (194) Tre'Quan Smith (NO - WR)
14. (223) Jordan Thomas (Hou - TE)
15. (226) Brett Maher (Dal - K)

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