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SAINTsational Diva Draft Report Card

Todd Gurley
DeAndre Hopkins
Mark Ingram
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, SAINTsational Diva Still Has Work To Do

Draft Summary

Someone get Chip Kelly on the line because it's time to make moves. Projected to finish eighth in Not Work League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,791 points), SAINTsational Diva will have to get creative if they want to reach the postseason. They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Todd Gurley (first round), Mark Ingram (third round), and Thomas Rawls (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, SAINTsational Diva will benefit. They are the top group of RBs in the league.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Week 9 might not be the highest scoring week for SAINTsational Diva, as their top two projected scorers (DeAndre Hopkins and Kirk Cousins) will be relaxing at home that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult schedule. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, SAINTsational Diva also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Carrying the Load

    SAINTsational Diva has a trio of above-average positions leading the way (RB, TE, and WR).

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of SAINTsational Diva might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) and second-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Team of Champions

    SAINTsational Diva assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Todd Gurley, DeAndre Hopkins, and Mark Ingram.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Kirk Cousins likes to score quickly, ranking fifth among NFL QBs with 4.3 TDs over 40 yards.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    No RB by Committee Here

    Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. SAINTsational Diva should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 342 projected touches this year.

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Diagnosis: more DeAndre!

    Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 282 touches, Mark Ingram is projected to rank 10th in the NFL in that category. How touching, SAINTsational Diva.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    The Alchemist

    SAINTsational Diva chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.1 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, SAINTsational Diva got a steal in snatching Thomas Rawls in the fifth round (49th overall pick vs. ADP of 37.5).

Best Available

SAINTsational Diva has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with K being the most immediate need.

    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 226, ADP 122
    • Justin Tucker
    • Rank 227, ADP 113
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 228, ADP 136
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
  • 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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SAINTsational Diva
1. (9) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (12) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
3. (29) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (32) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
5. (49) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
6. (52) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (69) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
8. (72) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (89) Connor Barth (Chi - K)
10. (92) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
11. (109) Dion Lewis (NE - RB)
12. (112) Tavon Austin (LA - WR)
13. (129) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
14. (132) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)

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