papuchon Draft Report Card

Keenan Allen
Mike Evans
Dez Bryant
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Despite an Exciting Group of WRs, papuchon Needs to get to Work

Draft Summary

Vince Lombardi once said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." papuchon might not accept winning, but they'll lose anyway. They are expected to finish seventh in Speedco League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,511 points). They stocked up on pass catchers right out of the gate, using their top three selections to snag WRs Keenan Allen (2nd overall), Mike Evans (15th), and Dez Bryant (18th). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are one of the most prolific groups of WRs in the league.

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papuchon 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. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average schedule. papuchon has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden?

    papuchon has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, QB, and WR.

  • Best Days are Behind Them?

    With four players projected to score significantly fewer points this season, papuchon will be hoping the experts are wrong.

  • Risky Business

    It appears that papuchon likes to gamble, as they took chances on six volatile selections.

  • Los Angeles Chargers Fan?

    papuchon is a believer in the hopes of the Los Angeles Chargers this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster, from a projected points perspective, is relatively young (ranked No. 8 in the league with an average of 4.2 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 12.7 years).

  • Checked Out Early

    papuchon didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Monster Mike

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 18
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Dez Bryant is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 94 projected catches rank sixth in the league.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, papuchon didn't grab their first RB (Jordan Howard) until the fourth round.

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 34
    Better Lucky Than Good

    The rest of Speedco League overlooked a gem, and papuchon made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jay Ajayi.

    • Antonio Gates, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 47
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Antonio Gates with the 47th pick, even though his ADP is only 132.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

papuchon has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.

    • Zach Ertz
    • Rank 95, ADP 91
    • Jack Doyle
    • Rank 101, ADP 118
    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 115, ADP 126
    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 137, ADP 135
  • 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. (2) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
2. (15) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
3. (18) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
4. (31) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
5. (34) Jay Ajayi (Phi - RB)
6. (47) Antonio Gates (LAC - TE)
7. (50) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
8. (63) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
9. (66) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
10. (79) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
11. (82) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
12. (95) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
13. (98) Dallas (Dal - DEF)
14. (111) New York (NYJ - DEF)
15. (114) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)

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