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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

RB Duds

 

Miller, Lamar - HOU

Miller, Lamar

Miller was known for his terrific efficiency during his four seasons in Miami (4.59 YPC, 1.64 YAC), but his effectiveness dipped significantly in a larger role with Houston the past two seasons (3.88 YPC, 1.51 YAC). He has still managed top-20 fantasy seasons both years with the Texans, but that has been mostly a product of volume. Miller ranked in the top 11 in touches and top 14 in scrimmage yards both seasons, though he was running behind Alfred Blue down the stretch last season. Miller remains atop the depth chart in an offense that was scoring at will when Deshaun Watson was healthy last season, so there's some upside here. Of course, it's also possible second-year D'Onta Foreman seizes control of lead back duties. Miller is best viewed as a flex.


Henry, Derrick - TEN

Henry, Derrick

After spending the first two seasons of his career as DeMarco Murray's caddy, the 6-foot-3, 247-pound Henry is poised for a promotion in 2018. The former second-round pick is expected to be the thunder to Dion Lewis' lightning, which will allow the big man a significant workload on early downs and at the goal line. Henry has yet to eclipse 187 touches in a season, but his efficiency has been terrific. Despite facing an average of 7.1 in-box defenders (third highest) on 286 career carries, Henry sports a 4.31 YPC and 2.25 YAC. The latter is fifth best in the league during that span, and his 2.53 mark in 2017 ranked third. Henry is unlikely to do much as a receiver, so he's more valuable in non-PPR as a fringe RB2.


Montgomery, Ty - GB

Montgomery, Ty

Converted from wide receiver during the 2016 season, Montgomery burst onto the running back scene by posting league-best 5.94 YPC and 3.27 YAC marks on 77 attempts. He also ranked among the top backs in receiving efficiency, hauling in all but six of his 50 targets for 348 yards. The strong play led to Montgomery opening 2017 as the Packers' workhorse, but the honeymoon didn't last long. The 2015 third-round pick ended the season with a 3.85 YPC (1.70 YAC) on 71 attempts and only 173 receiving yards on 23 catches. Second-year backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones earned significant roles, which leaves Montgomery this season on the short end of a committee, at best.


Murray, Latavius - MIN

Murray, Latavius

Over the past two seasons, only Ezekiel Elliott (22) has exceeded Murray's 20 rushing touchdowns. Murray has ranked in the top 20 at the position in touches and top 25 in fantasy points each of the past three seasons. Murray's career rushing efficiency hasn't been great (4.11 YPC, 1.74 YAC), but he has finished in the 85th percentile in average box defenders faced during three of his four seasons. Murray was a top-12 fantasy running back after Dalvin Cook's injury last season, but with Cook back in the mix, Murray will revert to backup duties. He showed that he has RB1 upside as a handcuff in 2017, but Murray won't have standalone value as long as Cook is active.


Martin, Doug - OAK

Martin, Doug

To say Martin has had his ups and downs would be an understatement. In the two seasons in which he appeared in all 16 of Tampa Bay's regular-season games (2012, 2015), he ranked in the top four at the position in scrimmage yards and fantasy points while averaging 4.7 YPC. Martin missed at least five games (total of 28) in each of his other four campaigns, failing to post a fantasy season better than 54th and averaging a miserable 3.3 YPC. In the past two campaigns, Martin's 2.9 YPC is worst among the 70 backs who have more than 110 carries. Now 29, Martin has signed on with the Raiders and makes for an underwhelming handcuff behind Marshawn Lynch.


Hyde, Carlos - JAC

Hyde, Carlos

Hyde signed with Cleveland following four up-and-down seasons in San Francisco. The 2013 second-round pick posted terrific 4.39 YPC and 2.17 YAC marks during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, but running less from the shotgun and seeing more in-box defenders last season, Hyde's YPC dipped to 3.9 and his YAC to 1.8. He still managed to finish eighth in fantasy, thanks to the position's 11th-most carries (240) and fifth-most targets (85). He ranked second in the NFL in both OTD (12.6) and carries inside the opponent's five-yard line (16). With Duke Johnson Jr. and second-round pick Nick Chubb also in the mix in Cleveland, Hyde is a poor bet for consistent touches and could end up buried on the depth chart all together. He's worth no more than a late-round flier.


GORE, FRANK - MIA

GORE, FRANK

Gore has been one of the best backs in football over the past decade or so, racking up 14,026 yards and 77 touchdowns on 3,226 carries in 13 seasons with the 49ers and Colts. Now 35 years old, Gore heads back home to Miami, where he'll compete with 24-year-old Kenyan Drake for touches. Although Gore has ranked in the top 12 at the position in each of the past seven seasons, his rushing efficiency has dropped off dramatically in recent years (3.77 YPC since 2015). At this stage of his career, Gore is more likely to be a thorn in the side of those invested in Drake than he is to be a fantasy-relevant producer.


BLOUNT, LEGARRETTE - DET

BLOUNT, LEGARRETTE

Over the past decade, 76 running backs have carried the ball at least 550 times. None has a better yards-after-contact mark than Blount's 2.27. The big man finished second in that category last season (2.61 YAC) and has finished in the top four four times in his career. Blount has also ranked top-10 in carries inside the opponent's 5-yard line in each of the past three seasons. Although he offers the bare minimum as a receiver (he has never caught more than 15 passes in eight seasons), Blount is an effective and underrated rusher. Expect him to handle some early-down and goal-line work in Detroit, though Theo Riddick and rookie Kerryon Johnson will also be busy. At best, Blount has a shot at flex value in non-PPR leagues.




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