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The GiveBacks Draft Report Card

Christian McCaffrey
Mike Evans
Amari Cooper
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In Spite of a Few Steals, The GiveBacks Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

The GiveBacks received a solid draft position, and they fumbled it away. Even though they had the No. 3 overall pick, they're projected to finish 10th in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact. The GiveBacks are looking at a final record of 3-10 (1,997 points).

  • Ito Smith

Best Pick

The GiveBacks netted a late-round value in selecting Smith at No. 166, about three rounds later than his ADP of 130. After a rookie season in which he ran for 315 yards and 4 TDs and grabbed 27 passes for 152 yards in 13 games, totaling 98 fantasy points, Smith is projected to score 124 fantasy points with the Falcons. That makes him a valuable No. 3 RB for this squad.

  • Christian Kirk

Reach Pick

Either you know something nobody else does or you jumped the gun with your choice of Kirk in the 6th round, about two rounds earlier than his ADP of 97. Then again, maybe you're onto something? Projected to score 187 fantasy points this season with the Cardinals, he looks poised to take a step forward from his rookie year when he racked up 43 receptions for 590 yards and 3 TDs over 12 games to post 124 fantasy points. Kirk will slot in as the No. 5 WR for The GiveBacks, according to projections.

Draft Notes

  • With only one quarterback off the board, The GiveBacks predicted a run on the horizon and jumped in early, taking Deshaun Watson in the 4th round. Four more quarterbacks went in the round that followed.

  • Fashionably late? With the selection of TE Eric Ebron (No. 99 overall), you became the last owner in the league to draft a tight end.

  • Week 10 will bring a tough task for The GiveBacks, as they have five players on a bye (Deshaun Watson, Sony Michel, Emmanuel Sanders, Royce Freeman, and N'Keal Harry). Your Week 10 opponent, Timothy's Team, will have three players (Carson Wentz, Keke Coutee, and Bruce Ellington) on a bye week.

  • With a strength of schedule that ranks as the 2nd-most difficult based on projected records, The GiveBacks have one of the hardest schedules in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact this season. But that doesn't mean you're destined to lose. Strength of schedule reveals nothing about how active you are. Fantasy football rewards those who put in the work, so be sure to stay up-to-date with each week's free agent pool.

Player Analysis

  • 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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The GiveBacks
1. (3) Christian McCaffrey (Car - RB)
2. (22) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
3. (27) Amari Cooper (Dal - WR)
4. (46) Deshaun Watson (Hou - QB)
5. (51) Sony Michel (NE - RB)
6. (70) Christian Kirk (Ari - WR)
7. (75) DJ Moore (Car - WR)
8. (94) Royce Freeman (Den - RB)
9. (99) Eric Ebron (Ind - TE)
10. (118) Jared Goff (LAR - QB)
11. (123) Emmanuel Sanders (SF - WR)
12. (142) Los Angeles (LAR - DEF)
13. (147) N'Keal Harry (NE - WR)
14. (166) Ito Smith (Atl - RB)
15. (171) Albert Wilson (Mia - WR)
16. (190) Jason Myers (Sea - K)

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Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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