Kicking Your Ass Draft Report Card

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Julio Jones
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Brandin Cooks
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Dalvin Cook
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Despite an Exciting Group of WRs, Kicking Your Ass Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

Is someone going to put out that dumpster fire? Oh whoops, that's not a dumpster fire, that's the Kicking Your Ass roster. Easy mistake with a team that needs this much work. As the roster stands now, Kicking Your Ass is projected to finish 10th in G B League with a record of 1-12-0 (1,808 points). With their first five picks, Kicking Your Ass aimed for balance, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (45th overall), RBs Dalvin Cook (25th) and Kareem Hunt (36th), and WRs Julio Jones (5th) and Brandin Cooks (16th). They've ultimately got the bottom set of RBs in the league, as they added Hunt, Tevin Coleman, Cook, and Alvin Kamara to their roster.

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Schedule

Kicking Your Ass will need to plan ahead for Week 9, as their top two projected scorers (Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger) will be resting that weekend. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the toughest slates. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for Kicking Your Ass.

Draft Notes

  • A Talented Trio

    Kicking Your Ass has three above-average positions on their roster (WR, DEF, and TE).

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    Kicking Your Ass may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted (Philip Rivers) QBs have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Scraping the Wire in Week 9

    Grabbing two QBs (Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of Kicking Your Ass.

  • Digging Deep

    Alvin Kamara is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Kicking Your Ass for their faith! Or not.

  • Mr. Relevant

    Kicking Your Ass scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Mike Wallace at pick number 145.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Jones is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Brandin Cooks was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Dalvin Cook, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Wait For It

    Kicking Your Ass held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Dalvin Cook).

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    Like Face Wash for Teenagers

    Kicking Your Ass was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Ben Roethlisberger at pick number 45 even though his ADP is only 77.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • DeVante Parker, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Was the 56th Pick the Right Time for DeVante Parker?

    Kicking Your Ass apparently believes it is. The Dolphins' wide receiver is projected to improve to the tune of 143 points this year, after only putting up 98 last year.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Kicking Your Ass, RB and K are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • LeGarrette Blount
    • Rank 94, ADP 91
    • Theo Riddick
    • Rank 109, ADP 125
    • Stephen Hauschka
    • Rank 195, ADP 112
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 205, ADP 127
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Kicking Your Ass
1. (5) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (16) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
3. (25) Dalvin Cook (Min - RB)
4. (36) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
5. (45) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (56) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
7. (65) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
8. (76) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
9. (85) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
10. (96) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
11. (105) Alvin Kamara (NO - RB)
12. (116) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
13. (125) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
14. (136) Brandon McManus (Den - K)
15. (145) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)

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