AquaBugs Draft Report Card

C
Grade

Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, AquaBugs Built a Monster Team

Draft Summary

Whether or not AquaBugs was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by AquaBugs that led to a season projection of 8-6-0 (1,492 points) and a third-place finish in TXNVFOOTBALL League. With their first five picks, AquaBugs aimed for balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (20th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (5th) and Doug Martin (53rd), and WRs T.Y. Hilton (29th) and Andre Johnson (44th). They landed one of the worst groups of RBs in the league, as they have Bell, Martin, Giovani Bernard, and Ryan Mathews on their team.

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

Schedule

AquaBugs should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about 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 a tougher-than-average schedule. AquaBugs has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    AquaBugs will need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, and Torrey Smith) will all be on bye that week.

  • QB or Bust

    QB is the only stronger-than-average position group for AquaBugs.

  • On the Rise

    AquaBugs hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • Starting Slowly

    AquaBugs got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    AquaBugs has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Le'Veon Bell and T.Y. Hilton) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Ladarius Green racks up yards in chunks, ranking first among NFL TEs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (3.6%).

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Feed Thy Beast

    Le'Veon Bell will get the ball early and often, projected to finish fourth in the league with 313 touches.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Knowing When to Tuck it in and Run

    He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of AquaBugs.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    Doling Out 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.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time AquaBugs took Doug Martin WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Martin was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    Was the 68th Pick the Right Time for Jason Witten?

    AquaBugs apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' tight end is projected to earn 110 points this year, after putting up 100 last year.

Best Available

With five subpar positions on AquaBugs, TE and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 171, ADP 126
    • Benjamin Watson
    • Rank 173, ADP 123
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 215, ADP 140
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 222, ADP 143
  • 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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AquaBugs
1. (5) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (20) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
3. (29) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (44) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
5. (53) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
6. (68) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
7. (77) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
8. (92) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
9. (101) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
10. (116) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
11. (125) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
12. (140) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
13. (149) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
14. (164) New York (NYJ - DEF)
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