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Mixed nuts Draft Report Card

Lamar Miller
Le'Veon Bell
T.Y. Hilton
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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Mixed nuts Should Have Done Their Homework

Draft Summary

Sometimes in life we make mistakes. Mixed nuts will hopefully use this one as a learning opportunity, so in future drafts they will perform much better. After selecting eighth overall, they are projected to go 2-11-0 (1,645 points) and finish 11th in The League 2016 League. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on T.Y. Hilton (third round), Doug Baldwin (fourth round), and Kelvin Benjamin (fifth round). In spite of that positional emphasis, they landed the bottom WR combo 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.


Mixed nuts should drop off the grid during Week 5. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the toughest slates. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Mixed nuts.

Draft Notes

  • Like 10,000 Spoons When All You Need Is A Knife

    Mixed nuts's only above-average positional grouping is K.

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Mixed nuts hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Mixed nuts will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only TE (Jared Cook) and only DEF (Philadelphia) will both be idle that week.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Mixed nuts roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 12).

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

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

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Mixed nuts grabbed a sleeper in Tajae Sharpe with pick No. 152.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 313 touches, Lamar Miller is projected to rank fourth in the NFL in that category. How touching, Mixed nuts.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17

    Mixed nuts stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Lamar Miller and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    Rethinking That One

    Doug Baldwin may not justify his 41st overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (31st with 955) and TDs (33rd with 6.3).

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 56

    Kelvin Benjamin went with the 56th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (22nd) and receiving yards (30th) with 7.3 and 967 respectively.

    • M. Jones Jr., WR
    • Round 6, Pick 65
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time Mixed nuts took Marvin Jones Jr. WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Jones Jr. was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

While Mixed nuts is expected to be weak across five positions, TE is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 170, ADP 135
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 176, ADP 120
    • Kyle Rudolph
    • Rank 188, ADP 127
    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 198, ADP 129
  • 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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Mixed nuts
1. (8) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (17) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (32) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (41) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
5. (56) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
6. (65) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
7. (80) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
8. (89) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
9. (104) Jared Cook (GB - TE)
10. (113) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
11. (128) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
12. (137) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
13. (152) Tajae Sharpe (Ten - WR)
14. (161) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
15. (176) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)

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