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Whistle Pigskin Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Lamar Miller
Le'Veon Bell
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Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Whistle Pigskin Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

What's important Whistle Pigskin 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. Whistle Pigskin is expected to finish eighth in Second chance League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,949 points). They jumped on ball carriers early and often, using their first three selections to grab RBs David Johnson (4th overall), Lamar Miller (13th), and Le'Veon Bell (20th). Whistle Pigskin will rely heavily on this group, as they are the most prolific group of RBs in the league.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Whistle Pigskin should drop off the grid during Week 9. They have nine players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most daunting slate. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, Whistle Pigskin also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Whistle Pigskin might require waiver wire help in Week 9, as their No. 1- (David Johnson), No. 2- (Lamar Miller) and No. 4-ranked (Matt Jones) RBs will all be idle that week.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Whistle Pigskin might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Eli Manning) and second-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Whistle Pigskin is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.9 years of NFL experience.

  • Close to the Vest

    Whistle Pigskin was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Whistle Pigskin will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Stephen Gostkowski) and only DEF (Cincinnati) will both be on bye that week.

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    Whistle Pigskin got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Advanced Math

    If Whistle Pigskin had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 314 nickels.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Loading Up

    There's no doubt that ball-carriers were the top priority for Whistle Pigskin, as they went RB-RB-RB to start the draft.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 20
    Returning to Excellence

    He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.

    • M. Jones Jr., WR
    • Round 5, Pick 36
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Marvin Jones Jr. on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

    • John Brown, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 45
    Was the 45th Pick the Right Time for John Brown?

    Whistle Pigskin apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' wide receiver is projected to score 213 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that Whistle Pigskin could look to upgrade, including WR, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Sterling Shepard
    • Rank 82, ADP 103
    • DeVante Parker
    • Rank 86, ADP 89
    • Tavon Austin
    • Rank 92, ADP 107
    • Vincent Jackson
    • Rank 100, ADP 123
  • 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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Whistle Pigskin
1. (4) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (13) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
3. (20) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
4. (29) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
5. (36) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
6. (45) John Brown (Ari - WR)
7. (52) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
8. (61) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (68) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
10. (77) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
11. (84) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
12. (93) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
13. (100) Travis Benjamin (LAC - WR)
14. (109) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
15. (116) Tyler Boyd (Cin - WR)

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