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Hazardinho Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Lamar Miller
Keenan Allen
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Hazardinho Obviously Did Their Homework

Draft Summary

The GM of Hazardinho must be an angel, because this team looks like it fell from heaven. They were able to flip the eighth overall pick into an expected finish of second place with a record of 10-4-0 (1,585 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Keenan Allen (third round), Sammy Watkins (fourth round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). They ended up with the best RB pair in the league, as they have Ezekiel Elliott and Lamar Miller to carry the load.

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Week 8 may not be very fun for Hazardinho, as their top two projected scorers (Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning) will be on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Hazardinho.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    It's likely that in Week 8, Hazardinho will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Hazardinho, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Eric Decker) and fourth-ranked (Corey Coleman) wideouts.

  • QB Controversy?

    Hazardinho may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Eli Manning) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Big D

    Hazardinho elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Hazardinho grabbed a sleeper in Corey Coleman with pick No. 128.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Hazardinho got a steal in snatching Stephen Gostkowski in the ninth round (88th overall pick vs. ADP of 77).

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Advanced Math

    If Hazardinho had a nickel for every time Ezekiel Elliott is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 307 nickels.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Old Fashioned

    Hazardinho stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Ezekiel Elliott and Lamar Miller before targeting other positions.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fourth in the league.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Hazardinho's Stud Signal-Caller

    Ben Roethlisberger is projected to rack up 312 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

    • Coby Fleener, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 68
    A Large Target for the QB

    Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the Bird up League among TEs with 131 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

WR and TE are expected to be the weakest positions for Hazardinho and a potential area of need.

    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 110, ADP 127
    • Devin Funchess
    • Rank 111, ADP 126
    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 132, ADP 135
    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 137, ADP 121
  • 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. (8) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (13) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
3. (28) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
4. (33) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
5. (48) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
6. (53) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
7. (68) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
8. (73) Denver (Den - DEF)
9. (88) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (93) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
11. (108) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
12. (113) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
13. (128) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
14. (133) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
15. (148) Minnesota (Min - DEF)

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