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Krystal's Team Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Sammy Watkins
Alshon Jeffery
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Krystal's Team Hasn't Quite Figured Out This Whole "Draft a Good Team" Thing

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Krystal's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected eighth-place finish in TLC Staff League at 5-9-0 (1,801 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Russell Wilson (44th overall), RBs Ezekiel Elliott (4th) and Doug Martin (37th), and WRs Sammy Watkins (17th) and Alshon Jeffery (24th). They ended up with the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Elliott, Martin, Carlos Hyde, and Jeremy Langford.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Krystal's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Krystal's Team also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    RB is the best position for Krystal's Team, though TE and WR are also stronger-than-average.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Krystal's Team is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Krystal's Team was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up four steals in the first 9 rounds (including Carlos Hyde, Michael Floyd, and Julian Edelman).

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 378 projected rushing yards, Marcus Mariota can channel his inner Vick to help Krystal's Team this year.

  • Mr. Irrelevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Travis Coons with the 144th pick gave Krystal's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Krystal's Team should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 293 projected touches this year.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Taking a Chance

    With their second-round pick, Krystal's Team threw caution to the wind. They took Sammy Watkins at pick number 17 despite an ADP of 29.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    272 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the TLC Staff League among wideouts with 272 projected fantasy points.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Rarely Seen in the Wild

    With 1,159 projected yards on the ground, Doug Martin is an elusive three-down back.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

Best Available

Krystal's Team has one weak area, K, that they may want to improve.

    • Graham Gano
    • Rank 202, ADP 84
    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 204, ADP 88
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 210, ADP 95
    • Chris Boswell
    • Rank 212, ADP 103
  • 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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Krystal's Team
1. (4) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (17) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
3. (24) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (37) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
5. (44) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
6. (57) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
7. (64) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
8. (77) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
9. (84) Michael Floyd (NE - WR)
10. (97) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
11. (104) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
12. (117) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
13. (124) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
14. (137) Zach Miller (Chi - TE)
15. (144) Travis Coons (Cle - K)

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