Shuja's Team Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Shuja's Team Needs Work to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Hopefully just because this draft was average, Shuja's Team won't purchase a muscle car or jacked-up truck to overcompensate. And hey, with the right breaks, maybe this team can reach the playoffs. They are projected to finish eighth in Dallas Premier Football League with a record of 5-8-0 (2,554 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Justin Forsett (third round), and Joseph Randle (fourth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Shuja's Team can have some success. They are one of the top groups of RBs in the league.

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Schedule

Shuja's Team should drop off the grid during Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have an easier-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Shuja's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Shuja's Team will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Steven Hauschka) and only DEF (Seattle) will both be on bye that week.

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 166 and 190, Shuja's Team snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Duke Johnson Jr. and Marcus Mariota.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Shuja's Team was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up five steals in the first 10 rounds (including Seattle, Steven Hauschka, and Cam Newton).

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing J.J. Watt at pick 123 was definitely a reach. Watt is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Like Mike Tyson or Luis Su├írez

    J.J. Watt will take a bite out of your offensive game plan. Among DEs in Dallas Premier Football League, Watt ranks first in projected sacks with 15.

  • Mr. Versatility

    With 86 projected tackles, J.J. Watt places first in that category among all DEs in Dallas Premier Football League.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    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.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 22
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will A.J. Green get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,202 receiving yards this year.

    • Justin Forsett, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Dallas Premier Football League overlooked a gem, and Shuja's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Justin Forsett.

    • Joseph Randle, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 46
    Taking a Chance

    With their fourth-round pick, Shuja's Team threw caution to the wind. They took Joseph Randle at pick number 46 despite an ADP of 56.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Doling Out Nightmares

    Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.4 receiving TDs.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on Shuja's Team, QB and K are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Derek Carr
    • Rank 154, ADP 120
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 165, ADP 120
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 219, ADP 144
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 225, ADP 146
  • 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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Shuja's Team
1. (3) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (22) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (27) Justin Forsett (Bal - RB)
4. (46) Joseph Randle (Dal - RB)
5. (51) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
6. (70) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
7. (75) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
8. (94) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
9. (99) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
10. (118) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
11. (123) J.J. Watt (Hou - DE)
12. (142) Taiwan Jones (Oak - RB)
13. (147) Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
14. (166) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
15. (171) Brian Quick (StL - WR)
16. (190) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
17. (195) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
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