MH_Niner Draft Report Card

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Grade

With a Projected Finish of Ninth, MH_Niner Should Have Hired an Expert

Draft Summary

What's important MH_Niner is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. MH_Niner is expected to finish ninth in Pumped Up League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,389 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Jamaal Charles (first round), Frank Gore (third round), and Joseph Randle (fifth round). They ended up with the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they added A.J. Green, Sammy Watkins, Anquan Boldin, and Martavis Bryant.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, MH_Niner has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. MH_Niner has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Pair

    RB and DEF are both projected to be really solid units for MH_Niner.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    MH_Niner will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 6, as their only TE (Jason Witten) and only K (Sebastian Janikowski) will both be off that week.

  • Checked Out Early

    MH_Niner didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    MH_Niner grabbed a sleeper in Marcus Mariota with pick No. 148.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, MH_Niner chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Mr. Relevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Marcus Mariota was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move there, MH_Niner.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

    Jamaal Charles is projected to finish eighth in the league with 1,544 total yards (1,085 rushing, 459 receiving).

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 21
    171 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

    Green ranks ninth in the Pumped Up League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Advanced Math

    If MH_Niner had a nickel for every time Frank Gore is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 293 nickels.

    • Tony Romo, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 45
    Do You Know if Tony Romo is Religious?

    With 345 projected points, MH_Niner is hoping Romo will be the answer to their prayers.

    • Joseph Randle, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 52
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Joseph Randle on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

Best Available

While MH_Niner is expected to be weak across four positions, WR is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Eddie Royal
    • Rank 90, ADP 113
    • Brandon LaFell
    • Rank 109, ADP 110
    • Stevie Johnson
    • Rank 112, ADP 127
    • Victor Cruz
    • Rank 113, ADP 111
  • 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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MH_Niner
1. (4) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (21) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (28) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
4. (45) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
5. (52) Joseph Randle (Dal - RB)
6. (69) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
7. (76) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
8. (93) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
9. (100) Houston (Hou - DEF)
10. (117) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
11. (124) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
12. (141) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
13. (148) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
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