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Gordon of the Galaxy Draft Report Card

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Jeremy Maclin
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Russell Wilson
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Arian Foster
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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Tough Actin TiMaclin Obviously Hates Winning

Draft Summary

Draft day is always an exciting time for fantasy football fans. The excitement quickly ends, however, when you put together a team like Tough Actin TiMaclin. With a projected finish of 10th in LongDongs League at 5-7-1 (1,436 points), that excitement has quickly turned to the seven stages of grief.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Keeper Summary

Tough Actin TiMaclin used all three of their keeper slots, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Russell Wilson, 35.7 ADP), RB (Arian Foster, 89 ADP), and WR (Jeremy Maclin, 52.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Russell Wilson) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on Tough Actin TiMaclin are projected to be significantly less productive (by 22.1%) than the draft picks they replaced.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Tough Actin TiMaclin 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 season as a whole, they have one of the least challenging slates. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Tough Actin TiMaclin.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Tough Actin TiMaclin, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Arian Foster) and fourth-ranked (Jay Ajayi) RBs.

  • Up and Comers

    Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Tough Actin TiMaclin may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

  • Batman Needs Robin

    Just like Arian Foster needs Jay Ajayi. Tough Actin TiMaclin hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their third-round and ninth-round selections.

  • Here's the Kicker

    You could see decent numbers from the Falcons' kicking game. Even though Matt Ryan is expected to be a top-5 producer in passing yards (fourth with 4,545), he's projected to end up just 22nd in the NFL with 22.9 TD passes.

  • Take One Play Off and He'll Burn You Deep

    Matt Ryan is one of the most high-octane QBs in the NFL. Projections have him ranking fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

  • Digging Deep

    Christine Michael is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Tough Actin TiMaclin for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 476 projected rushing yards (ranked third among QBs), Russell Wilson has multiple ways to bring in points.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    How Rebellious of You

    Tough Actin TiMaclin said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Arian Foster).

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    The Alchemist

    Tough Actin TiMaclin chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on Tough Actin TiMaclin, RB and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Kenneth Dixon
    • Rank 157, ADP 127
    • Jordan Howard
    • Rank 159, ADP 129
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 201, ADP 137
    • Pittsburgh Defense
    • Rank 219, ADP 134
  • 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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Gordon of the Galaxy
1. (1) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
2. (13) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
3. (25) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
4. (37) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
5. (49) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
6. (61) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
7. (73) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
8. (85) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
9. (97) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
10. (109) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
11. (121) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
12. (133) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
13. (145) Christine Michael (Sea - RB)
14. (157) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
15. (169) Oakland (Oak - DEF)

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