watulike Draft Report Card

D
Grade

After Some Early Gambles, watulike Has to Be Thinking, "Dammit!"

Draft Summary

For some the seventh overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for watulike it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against watulike, resulting in their projected 1-14-0 (2,022) record and eighth-place finish in One Hit Wonder League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Demaryius Thomas (first round), Eric Decker (fourth round), and Anquan Boldin (fifth round). They built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Carlos Hyde, Tevin Coleman, and Danny Woodhead.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?

Schedule

watulike should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 10. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the toughest slate. Along with the most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for watulike.

Draft Notes

  • San Francisco 49ers Fan?

    watulike reached three times to draft a San Francisco 49ers player.

  • Will Tanking Week 10 Mean More Success Every Other Week?

    watulike's three best RBs (Carlos Hyde, Tevin Coleman, and Danny Woodhead) will all be on bye in Week 10.

  • QB or Bust

    QB is the only above-average position group for watulike.

  • Starting Slowly

    watulike got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Dominating Duo

    watulike has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Jeremy Maclin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    watulike grabbed a sleeper in Tevin Coleman with pick No. 135.

Player Analysis

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    The Man at Mile-High

    Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 10
    Maybe Hyde Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Carlos Hyde was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Knowing When to Take Off

    He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of watulike.

    • Torrey Smith, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 42
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Torrey Smith on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 55
    Was Larry Fitzgerald the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 55?

    watulike apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' wideout is projected to earn 161 points this year, after putting up 124 last year.

Best Available

With five subpar positions on watulike, DEF and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • New England Defense
    • Rank 194, ADP 92
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 199, ADP 102
    • Zach Ertz
    • Rank 107, ADP 75
    • Kyle Rudolph
    • Rank 118, ADP 129
  • 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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watulike
1. (7) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
2. (10) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
3. (23) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
4. (26) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
5. (39) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
6. (42) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
7. (55) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
8. (58) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
9. (71) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
10. (74) Atlanta (Atl - DEF)
11. (87) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
12. (90) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
13. (103) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
14. (106) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
15. (119) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
16. (122) Micah Hyde (GB - S)
17. (135) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
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