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2018 VIP Draft Kit


Table of Contents




Draft Day Advice
-General Advice
-Position Advice

-2018 NFL Schedule
-Strength of Schedule


QB Statistical Analysis
-2017 Top Performances
-2017 Most Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2017 Median Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2018 Schedule
-Easiest 2018 Playoff Schedule

RB Statistical Analysis
-2017 Top Performances
-2017 Most Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2017 Median Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2018 Schedule
-Easiest 2018 Playoff Schedule

WR Statistical Analysis
-2017 Top Performances
-2017 Most Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2017 Median Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2018 Schedule
-Easiest 2018 Playoff Schedule

TE Statistical Analysis
-2017 Top Performances
-2017 Most Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2017 Median Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2018 Schedule
-Easiest 2018 Playoff Schedule

Kicker Statistical Analysis
-2017 Top Performances
-2017 Most Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2017 Median Fantasy Points
-2017 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2018 Schedule
-Easiest 2018 Playoff Schedule

2017 Defense Rankings
-Fantasy Points Allowed (Total)
-Fantasy Points Allowed QBs
-Fantasy Points Allowed RBs
-Fantasy Points Allowed WRs
-Fantasy Points Allowed TEs
-Fantasy Points Allowed Ks

Proven Draft Strategy
-Numerical Analysis
-GCAM (Overview)
-GCAM (QBs)
-GCAM (RBs)
-GCAM (WRs)
-GCAM (TEs)
-GCAM (PKs)
-GCAM (D/ST)

Targets, Carries and Touches
-2017 Most Targets
-2017 Most Carries
-2017 Most Touches

Redzone Analysis
-2017 Redzone Passing
-2017 Redzone Rushing
-2017 Redzone Receiving
-2017 Redzone Touches

Depth Charts
-AFC East
-AFC North
-AFC South
-AFC West
-NFC East
-NFC North
-NFC South
-NFC West

Nagging Injuries
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs

Moving Truck Tracker
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs

Rookie Report
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-Dynasty/Rookie Snapshot

Sophomore Status
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs

Fantasy Studs
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Sleepers
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Duds
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Average Draft Position
-Top 150
-QB
-RB
-WR
-TE
-PK
-D/ST
-DL
-LB
-DB

ATC Cheat Sheets
QB Rankings
RB Rankings
WR Rankings
TE Rankings
PK Rankings
Team Defense/Special Teams Rankings
DL Rankings
LB Rankings
DB Rankings
Draft Board Snapshot
Top 200 Players Overall
Top 216 Auction Values

MOCK DRAFT

WR Duds

 

EDELMAN, JULIAN - NE

EDELMAN, JULIAN

Edelman returns to New England after missing 2017 because of a torn ACL. Despite finishing seventh or better among wide receivers in receptions during three of his past four seasons, Edelman has never finished better than 18th in fantasy points. In 2016, Edelman ranked third in targets and fourth in catches but found the end zone only three times. He led the NFL with 10 drops for the second time in three season and, despite catching 98 passes, finished outside the top 30 fantasy receivers during three-quarters of his outings. A whopping 58 wide receivers had a better rate. Edelman, entering his age-32 season, remains Tom Brady's go-to short-area target, but a possible 4-game suspension looms.


Landry, Jarvis - CLE

Landry, Jarvis

Landry was traded to Cleveland following a four-year stint with Miami, where he was targeted 563 times (sixth most in the NFL) and caught 400 passes (third). Primarily a short-area asset, Landry's career 6.28 aDOT is lowest among 45 receivers with 300-plus targets since he entered the league. The conservative role was more than offset by the heavy volume, allowing Landry a top-14 fantasy campaign each of the past three seasons. That included a fifth-place finish in 2017, which was fueled by a career-best nine touchdown receptions. Landry is unlikely to score that often or match the 9.4 targets per game he saw the past three seasons in Cleveland, but his role should still allow WR3 production.


Cooks, Brandin - LAR

Cooks, Brandin

One year after being traded to New England, Cooks was shipped to the Rams during the offseason. The 24-year-old's 15.1 aDOT was sixth highest in the league last season, and he has finished seventh in yards per target each of the past two campaigns. Cooks has produced at least 1,000 receiving yards, seven touchdowns and a top-15 fantasy finish each of the past three seasons. The 2014 first-round pick is expected to replace Sammy Watkins as the top vertical option in an offense that ranked fifth in touchdowns and had three-plus receivers on the field an NFL-high 92 percent of its pass plays last season. As was the case for Watkins, Cooks' targets figures to dip, but he'll have plenty of big-play opportunities. He's best viewed as a WR3.


Watkins, Sammy - KC

Watkins, Sammy

Watkins signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs after spending the first three seasons of his career as the top dog in Buffalo and 2017 as the Rams' No. 3 target. The 2014 fourth overall pick has flashed at times, but inconsistent production and injuries have limited him to a career-best fantasy finish of 20th. Watkins is only 24 years old and an extremely talented player, but he's switching offenses for the third time in three years, he'll need to fend off Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt for targets in a low-volume offense, and Kansas City has an unknown at quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. There's some upside here for sure, but Watkins is best viewed as a flex.


Gabriel, Taylor - CHI

Gabriel, Taylor

Gabriel signed a four-year deal with the Bears after rejuvenating his career with Atlanta over the past two seasons. His best campaign came in 2016 when he was limited to 236 pass routes but still managed 36 receptions for 588 yards and six touchdowns. Gabriel has never been more than a situational player and, at 5-foot-8, 167 pounds, that doesn't figure to change in Chicago. He figures to settle in as the team's No. 3 receiver behind Allen Robinson and rookie Anthony Brown. Gabriel has been elite with the ball in his hands, averaging 6.5 yards after the catch (fourth-best) during his four seasons. He's worth only a flier in deep leagues.


AMENDOLA, DANNY - DET

AMENDOLA, DANNY

Amendola signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins after spending the past five years with the division-rival Patriots. Amendola finds himself in a similar position to where he was in New England, stuck without a clear path to targets. DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills are the team's top two receivers, with Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant and now Amendola in the mix to help replace Jarvis Landry. Amendola has never finished a season better than No. 43 at the position in fantasy points, and he's unlikely to improve on that mark as a 32-year-old situational receiver in a below-average offense. He's no more than a late-round flier in deep PPR leagues.


Bryant, Martavis - OAK

Bryant, Martavis

Bryant was traded to Oakland during April's draft following a tumultuous tenure in Pittsburgh. Bryant, who was suspended for all of 2016, wasn't the same dominant player last season, struggling to find the end zone and produce after the catch, while averaging a career-worst 8.8 fantasy points per game. Bryant scored 14 touchdowns and handled 29 end zone targets during his first 21 NFL games but was limited to three scores and eight end zone targets in 15 games last season. Bryant files in behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson on the depth chart in what figures to be a low-volume pass offense. Bryant has a high ceiling but is without a clear path to consistent targets. He's a boom/bust flex option.


NELSON, JORDY - OAK

NELSON, JORDY

Nelson is now with the Raiders after spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the Packers. Nelson wasn't a full-time player until 2013 but went on to finish in the top 10 at the position in receiving yards three of the next four seasons. He seemed well on his way to another huge campaign last season (WR6 in fantasy points after Week 6), but his production fell off a cliff when Aaron Rodgers went down because of a broken collarbone (WR82 from Week 7 on). Nelson is now 33 years old and no longer has Rodgers on the other end of the battery. Granted, he has minimal competition for targets, but Nelson's upside is limited, and he's now more of a flex in what is likely to be a run-first offense.




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