Aquaman Draft Report Card


Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Aquaman Is the Favorite to Win it All

Draft Summary

Even though Aquaman didn't have a high draft pick (eighth overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish first in Salt City Reefers League with a record of 10-3-0 (2,129 points). They must think having a lot of RBs guarantees victory. However, quantity does not necessarily equal production. They have eight RBs that projected to average 125 points this season, which is lower than the league average of 148. They put together one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they have Arian Foster, Frank Gore, Latavius Murray, and LeGarrette Blount on their roster.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.

Worst Position

While Aquaman is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.


Aquaman can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the least challenging schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Aquaman also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Aquaman is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

  • Team of Champions

    Aquaman is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, and Arian Foster).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Aquaman chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 176 and 185, Aquaman snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

  • No Double-Dipping Allowed

    By grabbing Rob Gronkowski as their lone tight end, Aquaman preferred to stack the roster at other positions.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Aquaman was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 11 rounds (Cam Newton, Arian Foster, and LeGarrette Blount).

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Aquaman Just Landed a Target Machine

    Joining Demaryius Thomas (184) as the only players to see 170+ targets last season, Brown never got fewer than nine looks in a game after Week 1, logging a grand total of 181.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 17

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, no Tight End appeared on first-place rosters more often than Rob Gronkowski last year.

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    How Rebellious of You

    Aquaman said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Frank Gore).

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 65
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Aquaman drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Eli Manning. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 80
    Was Arian Foster Worth it at Pick No. 80?

    Aquaman sure hopes so. The Texans' running back is projected to earn 221 points this year, after putting up 276 last year.

  • 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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1. (8) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (17) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (32) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
4. (41) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
5. (56) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
6. (65) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
7. (80) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
8. (89) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
9. (104) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
10. (113) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
11. (128) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
12. (137) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
13. (152) David Cobb (Ten - RB)
14. (161) Fred Jackson (Sea - RB)
15. (176) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
16. (185) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
17. (200) Carolina (Car - DEF)
18. (209) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
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