Out the slums Draft Report Card

A.J. Green
Brandin Cooks
Cam Newton
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With Too Many Reaches Early, Out the slums Hopefully Isn't Playing for Money

Draft Summary

For some the ninth overall pick is a challenge, for others it's a blessing, but for Out the slums it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Out the slums, resulting in their projected 1-13-0 record (1,443 points) and 12th-place finish in The Chicken Coop League. They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on A.J. Green (first round), Brandin Cooks (second round), and DeSean Jackson (fifth round). They ultimately collected the lowest-scoring RB tandem in the league, as they have Mike Gillislee and Derrick Henry on the team.

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Out the slums can write off Week 11 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the toughest slate. Corresponding with the most demanding overall schedule, Out the slums also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Out the slums, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Brandin Cooks) and fourth-ranked (Marvin Jones Jr.) wideouts.

  • QB or Bust

    QB is the only above-average position group for Out the slums.

  • Risk Averse

    Out the slums minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Out the slums will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only K (Cairo Santos) and only DEF (Oakland) will both be on bye that week.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Out the slums roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 153 and 160, Out the slums snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in John Ross and O.J. Howard.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Out the slums Gets Groovy With Green

    A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will Brandin Cooks be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,231 receiving yards this year.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

    By taking Cam Newton with the 33rd overall pick, Out the slums should have shown more patience. According to the signal-caller's ADP of only 74.3 across all Yahoo! leagues, he could've been chosen later. TLC would disapprove.

    • Mike Gillislee, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Out the slums didn't grab their first RB (Mike Gillislee) until the fourth round.

    • DeSean Jackson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 57
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    DeSean Jackson picks up yardage in bunches, ranking fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 4.5.

Best Available

With five below-average positions on Out the slums, K and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Stephen Hauschka
    • Rank 197, ADP 110
    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Duke Johnson Jr.
    • Rank 108, ADP 126
    • Rex Burkhead
    • Rank 125, ADP 124
  • 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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Out the slums
1. (9) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (16) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
3. (33) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
4. (40) Mike Gillislee (NE - RB)
5. (57) DeSean Jackson (TB - WR)
6. (64) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
7. (81) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
8. (88) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
9. (105) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
10. (112) Oakland (Oak - DEF)
11. (129) Kenny Stills (Mia - WR)
12. (136) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)
13. (153) John Ross (Cin - WR)
14. (160) O.J. Howard (TB - TE)
15. (177) Cairo Santos (Chi - K)

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