Hawaiian Warrior Draft Report Card

B+
Grade

Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Hawaiian Warrior Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Hawaiian Warrior didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with an 8-5-0 (2,505) record and fourth-place finish in FFL 2015 League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Cam Newton (40th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (1st) and Matt Forte (20th), and WRs Julio Jones (21st) and Amari Cooper (41st). They ended up with the highest-scoring RB combo in the league, as they have Peterson and Forte to carry the load.

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Schedule

Hawaiian Warrior will need to plan ahead for Week 6, as their top two projected scorers (Cam Newton and Adrian Peterson) will be on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest slates. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Hawaiian Warrior also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    In Week 10, both Dwayne Allen and Vernon Davis will be on bye for Hawaiian Warrior.

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Hawaiian Warrior are RB, DEF, and WR.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Hawaiian Warrior nabbed a sleeper in Vernon Davis with pick No. 160.

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Alec Ogletree at pick 101 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Ogletree is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • A Little Aggressive in Flag-Football Leagues?

    Former Bronco Karl Mecklenburg once dropped this nugget: “Defensively, I think it's important for us to tackle.” Among LBs in FFL 2015 League, Jamie Collins ranks seventh in projected tackles with 152.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Adrian Peterson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Hawaiian Warrior should be in decent shape if Peterson gets his 333 projected touches this year.

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Traditionalist

    Hawaiian Warrior stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Matt Forte right off the bat.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of FFL 2015 League overlooked a gem, and Hawaiian Warrior made the highest value pick of the round by taking Julio Jones.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Return on Investment

    The Panthers inked their signal-caller to a nine-figure contract this offseason, and Hawaiian Warrior hopes a healthy Cam will pay immediate dividends for Carolina.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 41
    Derek Carr's New Toy

    And now Hawaiian Warrior gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.

Best Available

Hawaiian Warrior has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and K), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Larry Donnell
    • Rank 127, ADP 130
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 131, ADP 136
    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 142, ADP 94
    • Mychal Rivera
    • Rank 157, ADP 137
  • 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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Hawaiian Warrior
1. (1) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (20) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
3. (21) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
4. (40) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
5. (41) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
6. (60) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
7. (61) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
8. (80) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
9. (81) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
10. (100) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
11. (101) Alec Ogletree (StL - LB)
12. (120) Jamie Collins (NE - LB)
13. (121) Paul Worrilow (Atl - LB)
14. (140) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
15. (141) Lawrence Timmons (Pit - LB)
16. (160) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
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