Fake Til U Make It Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Ezekiel Elliott
Brandin Cooks
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Fake Til U Make It Drafted Like a Yahoo Expert

Draft Summary

Fake Til U Make It took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. Fake Til U Make It is projected to finish second in Yahoo Public 866294 League at 10-4-0 (1,571 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Brandin Cooks (third round), Alshon Jeffery (fourth round), and Keenan Allen (fifth round). They also ended up landing the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, and Tevin Coleman.

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While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Fake Til U Make It (five), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the softest slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Fake Til U Make It has the second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Fake Til U Make It are RB, DEF, and K.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Fake Til U Make It is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.8 years of NFL experience.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Hoping to play the favorable matchups week-to-week, Fake Til U Make It chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Fake Til U Make It has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Poised to Repeat?

    Leading the league in touches and all running backs in targets, Johnson showed up on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other NFL player last season. Oh, we nearly forgot: he led all players with 20 touchdowns last year, too.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20

    Fake Til U Make It stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott right off the bat.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Like Your Dog After a Bath

    Brandin Cooks is sure to be running crazy around opposing defenders. He's projected to put up 1,244 receiving yards this year, ninth-most in the NFL.

    • Kirk Cousins, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 60
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Kirk Cousins has an ADP of only 84.6 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 60th overall pick.

    • Tyler Eifert, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 61
    Was the 61st Pick the Right Time for Tyler Eifert?

    Fake Til U Make It apparently believes so. The Bengals' tight end is projected to improve to the tune of 110 points this year, after only putting up 69 last year.

Best Available

Fake Til U Make It has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Ted Ginn Jr.
    • Rank 132, ADP 129
    • Corey Davis
    • Rank 138, ADP 126
    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 142, ADP 132
    • Julius Thomas
    • Rank 144, ADP 133
  • 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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Fake Til U Make It
1. (1) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (20) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
3. (21) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
4. (40) Alshon Jeffery (Phi - WR)
5. (41) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
6. (60) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
7. (61) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
8. (80) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (81) Carolina (Car - DEF)
10. (100) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
11. (101) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
12. (120) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
13. (121) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
14. (140) Jordan Matthews (Buf - WR)
15. (141) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)

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