Mr Hecker Draft Report Card

C+
Grade

Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Mr Hecker Choked in this Draft

Draft Summary

Despite selecting with the fifth overall pick, Mr Hecker couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish 11th in Takataboyz League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,347 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Teddy Bridgewater (53rd overall), RB Jamaal Charles (5th), WR DeAndre Hopkins (29th), and TE Greg Olsen (44th) within the first five rounds. They put together the best RB pair in the league, as they added Charles and Jeremy Hill to the team.

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

Schedule

Week 5 might not be the highest scoring week for Mr Hecker, as their top two projected scorers (Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater) will be on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average slate. Although they have the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Mr Hecker actually has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • RB or Bust

    RB is the only stronger-than-average position group for Mr Hecker.

  • "It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"

    After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, Mr Hecker accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.

  • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    Mr Hecker is a believer in the hopes of the Minnesota Vikings this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Mr Hecker roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 12).

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    Mr Hecker got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Better Late Than Never

    Mr Hecker finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,544 all-purpose yards.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Traditionalist

    Mr Hecker stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Jamaal Charles and Jeremy Hill right off the bat.

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of DeAndre Hopkins had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    Giddy for Greg

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.

    • T. Bridgewater, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off For 'Em

    Teddy Bridgewater has an ADP of only 118.7 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 53rd overall pick.

Best Available

There are five positions that Mr Hecker could look to improve, including WR and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Anquan Boldin
    • Rank 76, ADP 106
    • Brandon LaFell
    • Rank 109, ADP 104
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 77
    • Arizona Defense
    • Rank 193, ADP 87
  • 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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Mr Hecker
1. (5) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (20) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
3. (29) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
4. (44) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (53) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
6. (68) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
7. (77) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
8. (92) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
9. (101) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
10. (116) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
11. (125) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
12. (140) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
13. (149) Cleveland (Cle - DEF)
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