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Grand Snappers Draft Report Card

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Adrian Peterson
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DeAndre Hopkins
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Mike Evans
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With Too Many Reaches Early, Grand Snappers Has Nowhere to go but up

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the second overall pick, the expectations were high for Grand Snappers. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected third-place finish in MelaFamily League at 2-11-0 (2,342 points). After exiting the draft with eight RBs on the roster, Grand Snappers is set at that position heading into the season. Their RBs are projected to average 184 points this season, right around the league average of 184. They put together the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have DeAndre Hopkins, Brandon Marshall, and Jarvis Landry on the roster.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Grand Snappers has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule.

Draft Notes

  • Apparently Five Good Wideouts Wouldn't be Enough

    Grand Snappers drafted six stronger-than-average WRs, even though a max of four can be started each week.

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Grand Snappers are WR, QB, and RB.

  • Seattle Seahawks Fan?

    Grand Snappers is a believer in the hopes of the Seattle Seahawks this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    Grand Snappers knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Team of Champions

    Grand Snappers is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Adrian Peterson, DeAndre Hopkins, and Mark Ingram.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Grand Snappers chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Feed Thy Beast

    Adrian Peterson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish second in the league with 339 touches.

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 7
    Diagnosis: more DeAndre!

    Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 10
    Doling Out Nightmares

    Mike Evans will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish fourth in the NFL with 8.9 receiving TDs.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 15
    Grand Snappers's Stud Signal-Caller

    Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 328 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 18
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

Best Available

There are three positions that Grand Snappers could look to improve, including DEF and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 168, ADP 85
    • New England Defense
    • Rank 176, ADP 91
    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 204, ADP 88
    • Blair Walsh
    • Rank 209, ADP 93
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Grand Snappers
1. (2) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (7) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
3. (10) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
4. (15) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
5. (18) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
6. (23) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
7. (26) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
8. (31) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
9. (34) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
10. (39) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
11. (42) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
12. (47) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
13. (50) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
14. (55) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
15. (58) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
16. (63) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
17. (66) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
18. (71) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
19. (74) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
20. (79) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
21. (82) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
22. (87) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
23. (90) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
24. (95) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)

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