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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 2nd Year Players

 

Fournette, Leonard - JAC

Fournette, Leonard

The Jaguars spent the fourth-overall pick on Fournette last season in order to lean heavily on their running back and elite defense. The plan worked. Fournette missed three games but still carried the ball 268 times (seventh most) for 1,040 yards (eighth) and nine touchdowns (third). Fournette finished seventh at the position in fantasy points per game. Fournette's weak YPC (3.9, including 3.3 during his final 200 carries) is a concern, though he did face an average of 7.1 in-box defenders (eighth highest). Fournette won't be quite as involved as a receiver as other top backs, but he's a top-end talent who has a shot to lead the NFL carries. That's enough to keep him in the RB1 mix.


Kamara, Alvin - NO

Kamara, Alvin

The NFL's reigning offensive rookie of the year, Kamara quickly went from third-round pick to fantasy superstar. The Tennessee product was on the field for only 44 percent of the Saints' regular-season snaps, but his outstanding playmaking ability allowed him 728 yards on 120 carries (6.1 YPC) and a league-high 826 yards on 81 receptions (10.2 YPR). He ranked 24th at the position in touches (201) but ranked sixth in yards (1,554) and second in touchdowns (13). Kamara's absurd efficiency is unsustainable, but his late-season surge in usage suggests he'll see the boost in volume he'll need to continue producing strong RB1 numbers.


Carson, Chris - SEA

Carson, Chris

Labeled '2017's Jordan Howard' by ESPN fantasy analyst Mike Clay last spring, Carson slipped to the seventh round of the NFL draft but quickly made his presence felt in the Seattle backfield. After dominating the preseason, Carson racked up 208 yards on 49 carries (4.2 YPC, 2.14 YAC) prior to going down with a broken leg in Week 4. Carson also caught seven of his eight targets for 59 yards. The Oklahoma State product was super-efficient in his final collegiate season and showed extremely well at the combine. Unfortunately, he'll be limited to handcuff duties moving forward after Seattle spent a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny in April's draft.


Hunt, Kareem - KC

Hunt, Kareem

The Chiefs stole Hunt in the third round of last year's draft, and it didn't take long for the Toledo product to make a name for himself. He exploded for 246 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL debut and went on to rack up 1,782 yards and 11 scores on 325 touches. All ranked in the top five at the position. Hunt, who paced the position with 1,327 rushing yards, posted a 4.9 YPC (sixth best), including 2.3 yards after contact (seventh best). Hunt may not be able to keep up with the top backs in carries in the Chiefs' low-volume scheme (and will need more than six carries inside the 5-yard line), but coach Andy Reid said he plans to get Hunt more involved as a receiver. The talent/workload combination is enough to allow Hunt another strong RB1 season.


Cohen, Tarik - CHI

Cohen, Tarik

After hitting on Jordan Howard in the fifth round in 2016, the Bears struck again with Cohen in the fourth round last season. Cohen's explosive playmaking ability allowed him at least one touchdown as a rusher, receiver and returner (for a total of four), while managing 723 yards on 140 touches. Cohen finished 29th at the position in fantasy points, though his shaky efficiency (1.3 YAC, 6.7 YPR) is certainly a concern. Cohen is expected to be busy as a change-of-pace and receiving specialist behind Howard in new coach Matt Nagy's fresh-look offense. Cohen's big-play ability keeps him in the flex discussion, but his 5-foot-6, 179-pound frame drastically limits his upside.


Williams, Jamaal - GB

Williams, Jamaal

The Packers enter 2018 with one of the trickiest backfields to project, but Williams appears to be the favorite to lead the unit. The 2017 fourth-round pick struggled to average 3.6 YPC on 153 carries but didn't get much help before contact (1.9 YBC), was effective as a receiver (10.5 YPR) and is the team's best pass-blocking back. If he's able to fend off 2017 fifth-round pick Aaron Jones (who averaged 5.5 YPC) and Ty Montgomery, Williams will be a strong value in the middle rounds of 2018 fantasy drafts.


McCaffrey, Christian - CAR

McCaffrey, Christian

Carolina spent the eighth-overall pick on McCaffrey last season and immediately handed him a significant offensive role. The Stanford product registered only 117 carries but did most of his damage as a receiver. He ranked first among backs in targets (110), third in receptions (80), fifth in yards (651) and second in touchdowns (five). McCaffrey's efficiency (3.7 YPC, 1.4 YAC, 5.9 YPT) was pedestrian, but the massive passing-game workload allowed him to rack up the 10th-most fantasy points. McCaffrey could be in for a slightly larger share of the carries in 2018, but it won't be much with C.J. Anderson in for Jonathan Stewart. McCaffrey is a fringe RB1 but should be downgraded in non-PPR.


Mack, Marlon - IND

Mack, Marlon

Mack spent his rookie season working behind Frank Gore. The fourth-round pick touched the ball 114 times and certainly showed some playmaking ability. He was limited to 3.8 YPC on 93 rushing attempts, but 2.25 came after initial contact (ninth-best). He averaged an impressive 10.7 YPR (fourth) but dropped four balls (third-most). Gore is gone, but the Colts added Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins during April's draft. At least early on, Mack is the favorite to lead the backfield, but this has the making of a committee. Mack is no more than a mid-round sleeper.


Mixon, Joe - CIN

Mixon, Joe

Mixon missed significant time with injuries, shared touches with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, and struggled with rushing efficiency, but he still ended up 22nd at the position in touches as a rookie. The second-round pick was limited to 3.5 YPC and 1.7 YAC, both of which ranked in the lower quarter of the league. Mixon's pass-catching efficiency, on the other hand, was outstanding. He caught all but four of his 34 targets and averaged 8.4 yards per target (fourth highest). Mixon is still only 21 years old and is expected to enter 2018 as Cincinnati's workhorse back. Though he's safest as your second back, Mixon is a strong breakout candidate.


Perine, Samaje - WAS

Perine, Samaje

Perine was one of the top running back prospects in the 2017 class and was scooped up by Washington in the fourth round. Injuries to Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson allowed Perine 175 carries, but the Oklahoma product plodded his way to an ugly 3.45 YPC and 1.70 YAC. Although he's more of a between-the-tackles grinder at 236 pounds, Perine was solid as a receiver, catching all but two of 24 targets and averaging 8.3 YPR. Following the selection of Derrius Guice in April's draft, and with Thompson expected to remain heavily involved, Perine is no more than a low-ceiling handcuff.


Cook, Dalvin - MIN

Cook, Dalvin

Cook appeared well on his way to a massive rookie season prior to suffering a torn ACL in Week 4. The second-round pick put up 354 yards (4.8 YPC) and a pair of touchdowns on 74 carries and caught 11 of 15 targets for 90 yards prior to the injury. Cook was on the field for only 64 percent of the Vikings' offensive snaps but sat ninth among backs in fantasy points through Week 4. Though Cook had the look of a legit star on tape and on the stat sheet, the opportunity was also terrific, as shown by the fact that replacements Jerick McKinnon (10th) and Latavius Murray (15th) were both top-15 fantasy backs from Week 5 on. Cook is Minnesota's clear workhorse back and is an RB1 with elite upside.


Clement, Corey - PHI

Clement, Corey

Clement went undrafted last year, and though he averaged only 15.8 snaps per game, the Wisconsin product certainly made his presence felt. Including the playoffs, Clement averaged a solid 4.43 YPC (2.01 YAC) on 80 attempts while catching 20 of 24 targets for 262 yards (10.9 YPT). Clement scored a touchdown on seven of 100 touches. LeGarrette Blount is gone, leaving Clement to compete with Darren Sproles for snaps behind Jay Ajayi in the Eagles' committee attack. Clement has minimal standalone value, but there is a lot to like from a handcuff perspective in an offense that averaged 3.0 touchdowns per game last season.


Ekeler, Austin - LAC

Ekeler, Austin

Ekeler was scooped up by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent last offseason, and it didn't take the Western State product long to make an impact. Playing second fiddle to Melvin Gordon throughout the season, Ekeler averaged 5.53 YPC (1.91 YAC) on 47 attempts. He was even more productive as a receiver, hauling in all but six of his 33 targets while averaging 8.5 YPT (third-best). Only two backs averaged more fantasy points per snap for the season. Ekeler needs to get his fumbling under control, but the 23-year-old scatback has some value as Gordon's handcuff.


Breida, Matt - SF

Breida, Matt

Last season, Breida generated about as much fantasy hype as you can imagine for a player who went undrafted. The Georgia Southern product worked his way up to second on the 49ers' depth chart but was out-snapped 755 to 295 by Carlos Hyde. Breida averaged a healthy 4.43 YPC but struggled after contact (1.66 YPC). He also dropped four of 36 targets and posted a position-worst 58 percent catch rate. Hyde is gone, but Jerick McKinnon is in, and 2017 fourth-round pick Joe Williams is back to full health. Breida is no more than a handcuff.




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