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    Supa Hex Draft Report Card


    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Supa Hex Isn't Exactly a Team That Can Win

    Draft Summary

    "With the fifth pick in the draft, Supa Hex selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fifth), Supa Hex is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in Any Given sWATTday League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,258 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (5th overall), RB Shane Vereen (25th), WR Julio Jones (16th), and TE Vernon Davis (36th) within the first five rounds. They have the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Vereen, Danny Woodhead, Pierre Thomas, and Mark Ingram to their roster.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.


    Supa Hex can write off Week 10 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most challenging slate. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Supa Hex also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Supa Hex might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Julio Jones), No. 2- (Kendall Wright) and No. 5-ranked (Sammy Watkins) WRs will all be resting that week.

    • One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes

      Supa Hex is hoping that either Pierre Thomas or Mark Ingram will emerge as a serious threat for the New Orleans Saints.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the Supa Hex roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Supa Hex chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Supa Hex grabbed a sleeper in Sammy Watkins with pick No. 125.

    • Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Colin Kaepernick can deliver fantasy glory to Supa Hex with his arm and his legs. Kaepernick has 664 projected rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.

    Player Analysis

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,129).

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Supa Hex to encourage the Any Given sWATTday League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • Shane Vereen, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Supa Hex didn't grab their first RB (Shane Vereen) until the third round.

      • Vernon Davis, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 36
      A Sizable Target in the Red Zone

      With 6.7 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.

      • Pierre Thomas, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 56
      Let Me Check it Again

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

    Best Available

    There are three positions that Supa Hex could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Andre Williams
      • Rank 121, ADP 124
      • LeGarrette Blount
      • Rank 123, ADP 125
      • Terrance West
      • Rank 127, ADP 122
      • Ahmad Bradshaw
      • Rank 129, ADP 124
    • Bye Week Points Lost

      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-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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    Supa Hex
    1. (5) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    2. (16) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (25) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    4. (36) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    5. (45) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    6. (56) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    7. (65) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    8. (76) New England (NE - DEF)
    9. (85) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
    10. (96) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    11. (105) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
    12. (116) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    13. (125) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    14. (136) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
    15. (145) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
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