The Draft Dashboard is a powerful tool to prepare for drafts and dominate the real thing. Can we put together an entire team of players from explosive offenses without having to reach?
Last year’s look at drafting a team entirely from explosive offenses was a reader favorite, so we’re bringing it back for 2020. It’s a fun thought experiment in draft strategy, and it lets us explore some of the great features of the Dashboard. Perfect for mock drafting preparation or in-draft dominance, the Dashboard provides ADP in a wide variety of formats, offers our RotoViz scores and tiers, helps you anticipate positional runs, tells you how likely it is that a player will get back to your next pick, and even provides “panic picks” based on your settings.
The Draft Dashboard and the Explosive Offense All-Stars
To determine which teams are the most explosive, we’ll use data collected from the Team Splits app, which provides points per drive and points per game, plus rushing and passing splits. Those are just the basics — it also allows you to break out the splits by week, home and away, against the spread, and more.
We’ll also use the NFL Pace app, a tool which gives us time-to-snap, no huddle percentage, run/pass split, and plays per 60 minutes (and can also break them down by a wide variety of situational splits).
I’m on the clock with the 1.03 as Al Swearengen in our Deadwood-themed draft. I have my choice between Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott, Dalvin Cook, and Michael Thomas, all of whom come from offenses that averaged at least 2.0 points per drive a season ago.
At the team level, the Vikings led by a wide margin in RB points, and they held a large edge in rushing Expected Points as well. Cook made the list of 5 Players the Range of Outcomes Tool Wants You to Buy for Explosive Upside for precisely this reason.
By contrast, the Saints hold the edge in points per drive and are better positioned to remain near the top with Drew Brees at the helm. Having a pick in the first five selections allows us to start the draft by choosing between two players from one of the NFL’s best and most explosive offenses.
The Pick: Alvin Kamara