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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

TE Sleepers

 

Reed, Jordan - WAS

Reed, Jordan

Reed missed 10 more games last season, and his durability woes are well-documented -- he has missed 28 of 80 regular-season games in his career. It's important, however, to remember that he sports massive fantasy upside. Reed handled 7.5 targets per game and was fantasy's No. 6 tight end during four 'full' games last season. He averaged nearly nine targets per game and was the top scorer during full weeks in both 2015 and 2016. New quarterback Alex Smith helped Travis Kelce to the most fantasy points among tight ends each of the past two seasons and figures to target Reed early and often in 2018. Still only 28 years old, Reed's upside makes him well worth midround consideration.


Eifert, Tyler - CIN

Eifert, Tyler

Eifert has been a fantasy force when healthy, but that hasn't been often enough throughout his five-year career. The 2013 first-round pick has never appeared in a full 16-game regular season, managing to play only 39 of a possible 80 games since he entered the league. Eifert missed three games in 2015 but still led the league with 13 touchdowns. He missed eight games in 2016 but scored five touchdowns and ranked seventh at the position in fantasy points per game. Eifert's durability is obviously a major concern, but if he appears to be healthy and ready to roll for Week 1, he has enough upside to warrant a late-round flier.


Griffin, Ryan - HOU

Griffin, Ryan

Griffin was a solid find by Houston in the sixth round of the 2013 draft, but the 28-year-old has primarily been a backup to C.J. Fiedorowicz throughout his five-year career. Fiedorowicz retired during the offseason, leaving Griffin as the favorite to lead Houston's tight ends in 2018. Griffin has never scored more than two touchdowns in a season, but if Deshaun Watson is the real deal, he'll be positioned to blow the doors off his previous high. Griffin is worth a look in leagues that start two tight ends.


Clay, Charles - BUF

Clay, Charles

Clay has averaged a target share of at least 20 percent each of the past three seasons. Unfortunately, he has missed at least one regular-season game in six of his seven seasons (13 total), including three last season. Clay averaged 6.4 targets per game and was fantasy's No. 5 scoring tight end during the 10 weeks he ran a route on more than half of the Bills' pass plays last season. The Bills' wide receiver group -- led by Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones -- is on the weaker side of the league, so Clay is a good bet for another gigantic workload in 2018. Consider him a fringe TE1.


Gathers, Rico - DAL

Gathers, Rico

Gathers has yet to play a regular-season NFL snap, but his dominant play in practice and the preseason has earned him the nickname 'Zeus.' Gathers caught seven of eight targets for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in two 2017 preseason games. He's a converted basketball player standing 6-foot-6, 290 pounds. Veteran tight end Jason Witten has retired, leaving Gathers with a path to a breakout season as long as he can fend off Geoff Swaim and rookie Dalton Schultz for snaps. The intriguing 2016 sixth-round pick should be on your radar in the late rounds.


Kittle, George - SF

Kittle, George

Kittle wasn't selected until the fifth round of the 2017 draft, but the Iowa product played a hefty 568 snaps as a rookie. He wasn't much of a fantasy force but did post a pair of top-seven weeks with Jimmy Garoppolo under center to finish the season. Kittle's drops (five) and dip in usage shouldn't be ignored. He was on the field for 73 percent of the team's pass plays and handled 5.2 targets per game during Weeks 1-6, but logged 46 percent and 3.6 targets in his final nine games. Kittle is the 49ers' top receiving TE, so there's some sleeper appeal here, but he isn't yet in the TE1 discussion.


Howard, OJ - TB

Howard, OJ

Howard's rookie season went about as expected. The first-round pick out of Alabama was on the field for 68 percent of the Bucs' offensive snaps, when healthy, but ran a route on only 41 percent of the team's pass plays and was limited to 38 targets in 13 full games. He showed flashes, but the role held him to a 26-432-6 line and four top-10 fantasy outings. Howard's receiving workload increased late in the season, but Cameron Brate signed a long-term extension and will continue as the team's primary pass-catcher at the position (with Howard the primary blocker). Howard is an intriguing prospect, but he faces an uphill battle to TE1 numbers as long as Brate is in the fold.


Seals-Jones, Ricky - ARI

Seals-Jones, Ricky

Seals-Jones burst onto the scene during the second half of the 2017 season, posting a pair of top-five fantasy outings in Weeks 11 and 12. He failed to post a finish better than 20th from that point forward, but consider that he averaged only 9.8 routes per game. The encouraging news is that his playing time progressively increased during the season. He ended up catching only 12 of 28 targets but averaged 16.8 yards per reception and caught three touchdowns. Seals-Jones is a converted wide receiver with a massive 6-foot-5, 243-pound frame. Especially with Jermaine Gresham recovering from a torn Achilles, Seals-Jones is primed for a bigger role in his second season. He makes for a fine late-round dart throw.




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