edward's Team Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Michael Thomas
Todd Gurley
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, edward's Team Will be a Tough Team

Draft Summary

Whether or not edward's Team was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by edward's Team that led to a season projection of 12-2-0 (1,570 points) and a second-place finish in Yahoo Public 821267 League. They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Michael Thomas (second round), Sammy Watkins (fourth round), and Davante Adams (fifth round). They've ultimately got the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott, Todd Gurley, and Bilal Powell.


edward's Team can write off Week 8 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. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have one of the softest schedules. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, edward's Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    RB is the best position for edward's Team, though DEF and WR are also stronger-than-average.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. edward's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.5 years of NFL experience.

  • Close to the Vest

    edward's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Tough to Defend This One

    Does edward's Team get the reason behind drafting a back-up defense? In Week 9, both Minnesota and Pittsburgh will be on bye.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    edward's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Rocket Arm

    Derek Carr has a cannon, projected to rank second among all QBs with 3 TDs over 40 yards.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Turn Up The Volume

    With 327 touches, Ezekiel Elliott is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. edward's Team demands more!

    • Michael Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Michael Thomas is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank fifth in the league.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    Yardage Machine

    Todd Gurley is projected to tally 1,126 yards on the ground, placing him at eighth in the NFL in that category.

    • Davante Adams, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    Delivering Nightmares

    Davante Adams will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 9.3 receiving TDs.

    • Marcus Mariota, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 57
    Tuck It And Run

    Mariota is projected to deliver 411 rushing yards, and ranks fourth among QBs in that category.

Best Available

edward's Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 147, ADP 131
    • Austin Hooper
    • Rank 150, ADP 138
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 216, ADP 122
    • Graham Gano
    • Rank 225, ADP 141
  • 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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edward's Team
1. (4) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (17) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
3. (24) Todd Gurley (LAR - RB)
4. (37) Sammy Watkins (LAR - WR)
5. (44) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
6. (57) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
7. (64) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
8. (77) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
9. (84) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
10. (97) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
11. (104) Tyrell Williams (LAC - WR)
12. (117) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)
13. (124) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
14. (137) Quincy Enunwa (NYJ - WR)
15. (144) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)

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