Go Hard! (ID# 700335)

Maced Draft Report Card

C
Grade

After Some Early Gambles, Maced Should Have Attempted to Draft Players That are Good

Draft Summary

Maced was handed a solid draft position and apparently they saw that as an opportunity to blow it. Even though they had the second overall pick, they're projected to finish seventh in Go Hard! League with a mark of 4-9-0 (1,522 points). With their first five picks, Maced aimed for balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (15th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (2nd) and Alfred Morris (18th), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (31st) and DeSean Jackson (34th). They landed the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Fitzgerald, Jackson, and T.Y. Hilton on the roster.

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Schedule

Maced should drop off the grid during Week 10. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult schedules. Along with having the second-most taxing overall schedule, Maced has the league's toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Maced might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 10, as their No. 1- (Adrian Peterson), No. 2- (Alfred Morris) and No. 5-ranked (Danny Woodhead) RBs will all be resting that week.

  • Highlight Reel

    Maced is loaded at QB, but RB isn't too shabby, either.

  • Close to the Vest

    Maced was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 17 picks.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Maced has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and DeSean Jackson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Biggest Steal

    Maced may have found a gem in the 10th round, grabbing Nick Foles (79th overall pick vs. ADP of 65).

  • Is Nick Foles Religious?

    With 291 projected points, Maced will be hoping Foles is the answer to their prayers.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,641 total yards.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • Alfred Morris, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 18
    Earning His Keep

    With 8.8 rushing TDs and 1,145 rushing yards, Alfred Morris is projected to finish sixth and fifth in the NFL in those categories, respectively.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Delivering Nightmares

    Larry Fitzgerald will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 47
    Was the 47th Pick the Right Time for Greg Olsen?

    Maced apparently believes it is. The Panthers' tight end is projected to get 120 points this year, just a bit better than last year.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on Maced, DEF and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • New England Defanse
    • Rank 194, ADP 92
    • Denver Defanse
    • Rank 210, ADP 98
    • DeAndre Hopkins
    • Rank 106, ADP 124
    • Justin Hunter
    • Rank 108, 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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Maced
1. (2) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (15) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (18) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
4. (31) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
5. (34) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
6. (47) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
7. (50) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
8. (63) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
9. (66) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
10. (79) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
11. (82) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
12. (95) Nick Novak (SD - K)
13. (98) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
14. (111) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
15. (114) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
16. (127) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
17. (130) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
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