Back2Back Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Leonard Fournette
Ezekiel Elliott
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Draft Summary

"Veni, Vidi, Vici" is Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquered", this perfectly describes the drafting tactics of Back2Back, who yielded a projected third-place finish (8-5-0, 1,411 points) in 28-3 League. They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Leonard Fournette (second round), Ezekiel Elliott (third round), and C.J. Anderson (fifth round). They ultimately have the best group of WRs in the league, as they have Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Allen Robinson, and Sammy Watkins for their rotation.

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Back2Back should use Week 5 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 five 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 easiest schedules. Back2Back will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Back2Back might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 5, as their No. 1- (Julio Jones), No. 2- (Demaryius Thomas) and No. 5-ranked (Willie Snead) WRs will all be resting that week.

  • Highlight Reel

    WR is the strongest position for Back2Back, but TE and RB are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Back2Back hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Back2Back chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Bargain Shopper

    With five steals in the first 9 rounds (including Allen Robinson, Kyle Rudolph, and Sammy Watkins), Back2Back made some shrewd moves.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?

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

    • L. Fournette, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 22
    Fournette is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 279 touches.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    Just Win, Baby

    Death, taxes, and Ezekiel Elliott leading fantasy teams to the playoffs and championships. After he finished among the top-10 players owned on playoff rosters (fifth) and on championship rosters (fourth), Back2Back is hopping on the bandwagon.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fifth-round pick, Back2Back pulled the trigger. They took C.J. Anderson at pick number 51 despite an ADP of just 71.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    Biggest Steal

    Back2Back may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing Allen Robinson (70th overall pick vs. ADP of 45.6).

Best Available

Back2Back has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with QB being the most immediate need.

    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 155, ADP 130
    • Sam Bradford
    • Rank 160, ADP 125
    • Blake Bortles
    • Rank 215, ADP 134
    • Deshaun Watson
    • Rank 245, ADP 125
  • 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. (3) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (22) Leonard Fournette (Jax - RB)
3. (27) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
4. (46) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (51) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
6. (70) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
7. (75) Sammy Watkins (LAR - WR)
8. (94) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
9. (99) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
10. (118) Darren McFadden (Dal - RB)
11. (123) Carson Wentz (Phi - QB)
12. (142) Eddie Lacy (Sea - RB)
13. (147) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
14. (166) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
15. (171) Dustin Hopkins (Was - K)

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