The Fresh Prince Draft Report Card

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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, The Fresh Prince Has a Stacked Squad

Draft Summary

The Fresh Prince received the third pick in the draft and used it to build a juggernaut. The majority of the league will spend the season looking up at The Fresh Prince in the standings, as they are expected to finish second in Lion Mike's League with a record of 8-2-0 (3,158 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (23rd overall), RB Marshawn Lynch (3rd), WR Andre Johnson (38th), and TE Greg Olsen (43rd) within the first five rounds. They have the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have C.J. Spiller, C.J. Anderson, and Lynch to lead the way.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Fresh Prince 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 entire season, they have the weakest schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, The Fresh Prince has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, The Fresh Prince picked up projected top-two players (C.J. Spiller, Stephen Gostkowski, and Jarvis Landry).

  • Officially Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the The Fresh Prince 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. 9).

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    The Fresh Prince knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Big D

    The Fresh Prince elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Duo

    The Fresh Prince has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (C.J. Anderson and Jeremy Maclin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Better Late Than Never

    The Fresh Prince finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 310 touches, Marshawn Lynch is projected to rank sixth in the NFL in that category. How touching, The Fresh Prince.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    Traditionalist

    The Fresh Prince stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and C.J. Anderson right off the bat.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Amazing Aaron

    Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Delivering 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.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 43
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Lion Mike's League overlooked a gem, and The Fresh Prince made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Greg Olsen.

Best Available

DEF and QB are projected to be the weakest units for The Fresh Prince.

    • Dallas Defense
    • Rank 252, ADP 118
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 254, ADP 124
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 130, ADP 131
    • Marcus Mariota
    • Rank 134, ADP 122
  • 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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The Fresh Prince
1. (3) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
2. (18) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
3. (23) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
4. (38) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
5. (43) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (58) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
7. (63) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
8. (78) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (83) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
10. (98) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
11. (103) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
12. (118) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
13. (123) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
14. (138) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
15. (143) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
16. (158) Mike Nugent (Cin - K)
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