Technark's Aardvarks Draft Report Card


Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Technarchs Aardvarks Is the Favorite to Win it All

Draft Summary

Whether or not Technarchs Aardvarks was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by Technarchs Aardvarks that led to a season projection of 11-2-0 (1,719 points) and a first-place finish in Ars Technica #1 League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (19th overall), RB Alfred Morris (43rd), WR Antonio Brown (6th), and TE Travis Kelce (54th) within the first five rounds. They built the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they added Brown, Jarvis Landry, Emmanuel Sanders, and Markus Wheaton.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Technarchs Aardvarks (four), Week 7 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the weakest slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Technarchs Aardvarks also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Technarchs Aardvarks will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Travis Kelce), only K (Randy Bullock), and only DEF (Kansas City) will all be on bye that week.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    Technarchs Aardvarks drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers, and Travis Kelce).

  • Stockpiling Talent at TE

    Technarchs Aardvarks should be in good shape with five position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE is definitely the strongest among them.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Technarchs Aardvarks roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Team of Champions?

    Technarchs Aardvarks is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, and Arian Foster.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Technarchs Aardvarks chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Technarchs Aardvarks Just Landed a Target Machine

    Joining Demaryius Thomas (184) as the only players to see 170+ targets last season, Brown never got fewer than nine looks in a game after Week 1, logging a grand total of 181.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    Amazing Aaron

    Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Denver Dynamite

    A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. Only one other WR (Antonio Brown) appeared more often on championship rosters across Yahoo! last season.

    • Alfred Morris, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 43
    How Rebellious of You

    Technarchs Aardvarks said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 54
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Travis Kelce was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

Best Available

Technarchs Aardvarks has one subpar position, DEF, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Miami Defense
    • Rank 230, ADP 131
    • Detroit Defense
    • Rank 233, ADP 135
    • Cleveland Defense
    • Rank 235, ADP 134
    • Denver Defense
    • Rank 245, ADP 124
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.

  • Pick Number Minus ADP
    Pick Number

    Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.

  • Avg Points by Position vs League
        Team     League

    The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.

  • Schedule by Opponent Points

    Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.

How We Grade

Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."

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Technark's Aardvarks
1. (6) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (19) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (30) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
4. (43) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
5. (54) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (67) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
7. (78) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
8. (91) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
9. (102) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
10. (115) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
11. (126) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
12. (139) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
13. (150) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
14. (163) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
15. (174) Randy Bullock (NYJ - K)
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