Sacks and the City Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Michael Thomas
Drew Brees
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Sacks and the City Won't Go Down Easily

Draft Summary

Sacks and the City parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-5-0 (1,386 points), they're projected to finish fourth in 28-3 League. With their first five picks, Sacks and the City aimed for balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (25th overall), RBs David Johnson (1st) and Isaiah Crowell (48th), and WRs Michael Thomas (24th) and Alshon Jeffery (49th). They've ultimately got the highest-scoring RB duo in the league, as they added Johnson and Crowell.

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Sacks and the City should use Week 5 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest schedules. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Sacks and the City also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Sacks and the City will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Emmanuel Sanders), fourth- (Kevin White), and fifth-ranked (Kenny Britt) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    Sacks and the City is loaded at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

  • Close to the Vest

    Sacks and the City was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Sacks and the City roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 3). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • A Dominating Pair

    Sacks and the City has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (David Johnson and Drew Brees) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Very Sneaky, Sacks and the City

    They nabbed a sleeper in Kevin White with pick No. 168.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    No RB-by-Committee Here

    Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of David Johnson. Sacks and the City should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 344 projected touches this year.

    • Michael Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    Just Heave it to Michael Thomas

    Thomas ranks 10th in the 28-3 League among WRs with 178 projected fantasy points.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    A High-Volume Passer

    Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.

    • Isaiah Crowell, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Sacks and the City got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Isaiah Crowell (48th overall pick vs. ADP of 29.5).

    • Zach Ertz, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 72
    Was the 72nd Pick the Right Time for Zach Ertz?

    Sacks and the City apparently believes so. The Eagles' tight end is projected to have 102 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on Sacks and the City, DEF and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 171, ADP 128
    • Jacksonville Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 144
    • David Njoku
    • Rank 202, ADP 130
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 210, 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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Sacks and the City
1. (1) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (24) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
3. (25) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
4. (48) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
5. (49) Alshon Jeffery (Phi - WR)
6. (72) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
7. (73) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
8. (96) Terrance West (Bal - RB)
9. (97) Kenny Britt (NE - WR)
10. (120) Carolina (Car - DEF)
11. (121) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
12. (144) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
13. (145) Austin Hooper (Atl - TE)
14. (168) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
15. (169) Theo Riddick (Det - RB)

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