ERICK DECKER Draft Report Card

Antonio Brown
Jay Ajayi
Doug Baldwin
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Despite an Exciting Group of WRs, ERICK DECKER Probably Should Have Done Some Research

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for ERICK DECKER. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected ninth-place finish in Yahoo Public 768420 League at 4-10-0 (1,481 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Doug Baldwin (third round), and Allen Robinson (fourth round). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed the weakest set of RBs in the league, as they added Jay Ajayi, Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry, and Matt Forte.


ERICK DECKER should use Week 11 to consider life's great mysteries, like why there's only one word for thesaurus. That's still time better spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. ERICK DECKER has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Stockpiling Talent at TE

    ERICK DECKER should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE is definitely the strongest among them.

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    The coach of ERICK DECKER might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted (Jameis Winston) and second-drafted (Tyrod Taylor) QBs have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    ERICK DECKER will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Travis Kelce) and only K (Justin Tucker) will both be off that week.

  • Team of Champions?

    ERICK DECKER is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Antonio Brown, Jay Ajayi, and Justin Tucker.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, ERICK DECKER chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 493 projected rushing yards (ranked first among QBs), Tyrod Taylor has multiple ways to bring in points.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    ERICK DECKER Found Their WR1

    Among all wide receivers, only Mike Evans and Jordy Nelson appeared on more championship rosters than Brown last season.

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Jay Ajayi was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    185 More Reasons to Appreciate Doug Baldwin

    Baldwin ranks eighth in the Yahoo Public 768420 League among WRs with 185 projected fantasy points.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Rethinking That One

    Allen Robinson went with the 36th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (25th) and receiving yards (24th) with 7.7 and 1,040 respectively.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, ERICK DECKER got a steal in snatching Travis Kelce in the fifth round (45th overall pick vs. ADP of 34.8).

Best Available

While ERICK DECKER is projected to have three subpar positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 191, ADP 142
    • Jacksonville Defense
    • Rank 193, ADP 144
    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 200, ADP 141
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 214, ADP 145
  • 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. (5) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (16) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
3. (25) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
4. (36) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
5. (45) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (56) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
7. (65) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
8. (76) Houston (Hou - DEF)
9. (85) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
10. (96) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
11. (105) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
12. (116) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
13. (125) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
14. (136) Taylor Gabriel (Atl - WR)
15. (145) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)

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