Go Hard! (ID# 700335)

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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Warren's Team Would Have Done Better if They Drafted Good Players

Draft Summary

Picking last, Warren's Team built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish last in Go Hard! League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,505 points). With their first five picks, Warren's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (24th overall), RBs Arian Foster (25th) and Rashad Jennings (40th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (8th) and Dez Bryant (9th). They ended up with the best group of WRs in the league, as they added Bryant, Johnson and Eric Decker for their rotation.

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Schedule

Warren's Team should use Week 11 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest slate. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, Warren's Team also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • QB or Bust

    Unfortunately, QB is the only strong position on Warren's Team. Fortunately, there's always next year.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Warren's Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Tom Brady) and second-drafted QB (Tony Romo) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Risk Averse

    Warren's Team minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 17 picks.

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    Warren's Team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Dominating Duo

    Warren's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Knowshon Moreno) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Arm Cannon

    Tony Romo is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

Player Analysis

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    The Standard by Which All Others are Measured

    Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 9
    Does Dez Bryant Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Bryant is ranked 10th in the league with 1,457 all-purpose yards.

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 25
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Go Hard! League overlooked a gem, and Warren's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Arian Foster.

    • R. Jennings, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 40
    Milk Was a Bad Choice

    And so was drafting Rashad Jennings, the weakest value of the round.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on Warren's Team, TE and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 133, ADP 130
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 137, ADP 133
    • Pierre Thomas
    • Rank 100, ADP 106
    • Devonta Freeman
    • Rank 109, ADP 124
  • 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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1. (8) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
2. (9) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (24) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
4. (25) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
5. (40) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
6. (41) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
7. (56) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
8. (57) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
9. (72) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
10. (73) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
11. (88) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
12. (89) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
13. (104) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
14. (105) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
15. (120) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
16. (121) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
17. (136) Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
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