Mike's Team Draft Report Card

Devonta Freeman
Dez Bryant
Terrelle Pryor Sr.
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With Some Early Gambles, Mike's Team Hasn't Quite Figured Out This Whole "Draft a Good Team" Concept

Draft Summary

Mike's Team should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking seventh, Mike's Team bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of seventh in Austin Prep League with a record of 3-10-0 (2,185 points). They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Dez Bryant (second round), Terrelle Pryor Sr. (third round), and Julian Edelman (fifth round). They ultimately built the weakest group of RBs in the league, as they added Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, and James White.

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Mike's Team should use Week 5 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging schedules. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for Mike's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Show Some ID

    Mike's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.8 years of NFL experience.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Mike's Team is looking for dependable help.

  • Low Floor, High Ceiling?

    Mike's Team grabbed a sleeper in Corey Davis with pick No. 103.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Mike's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

Player Analysis

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Feed Thy Beast

    Devonta Freeman will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish 10th in the league with 272 touches.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 10
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    Defenses Hate Him, Quarterbacks Love Him! Dez Bryant is expected to catch almost everything this year, as his 94 projected receptions rank sixth in the league.

    • T. Sr., WR
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Going Against the Grain

    Though he's an above-average player at his position, Terrelle Pryor Sr. was ultimately the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 26
    Mike's Team Hops Aboard the Travis Train

    Though KC's offense attempted the eighth-fewest passes in the league, only two tight ends (Rudolph and Olsen) saw more targets than Kelce last season.

    • James White, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 42
    Let Me Check it Again

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

Best Available

With three below-average positions on Mike's Team, QB and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Philip Rivers
    • Rank 93, ADP 109
    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 104, ADP 119
    • Cameron Meredith
    • Rank 81, ADP 102
    • Jeremy Maclin
    • Rank 88, ADP 112
  • 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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Mike's Team
1. (7) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
2. (10) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (23) Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Was - WR)
4. (26) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
5. (39) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
6. (42) James White (NE - RB)
7. (55) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
8. (58) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
9. (71) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
10. (74) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
11. (87) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
12. (90) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
13. (103) Corey Davis (Ten - WR)
14. (106) Carson Wentz (Phi - QB)
15. (119) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
16. (122) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)

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