DC Defenders's Draft Report Card

--hidden-- | Drafted Round 15, Pick 141
C+ Grade
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Draft Recap Summary

Behind an Impressive Group of RBs, Steven's Swell Team Have a Legit Squad

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Steven's Swell Team parlayed the No. 1 overall pick into a respectable performance. With Christian McCaffrey and Aaron Jones slated to combine for the highest point total of all starting RB groups in the league, Steven's Swell Team are predicted to finish 7-7 (1,851 points), which would place them 5th in Yahoo Public 12704.

  • Deshaun Watson

Best of the Bunch: The QB ought to rack up the most points this year of all the selections by Steven's Swell Team. After a season in which he threw for 3,852 yards and 26 TDs with 12 interceptions and racked up 413 yards and 7 TDs, totaling 332 fantasy points, Watson is projected to score 340 fantasy points with the Texans, a 2% improvement. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.

  • Calvin Ridley

Reach Pick: Everyone, it seems, fancies themselves a fantasy expert nowadays, so there's no telling who led you to select Ridley in the 4th round, about 12 slots earlier than his ADP of 52. Then again, you could be onto something? Projected to score 195 fantasy points this season with the Falcons, he appears poised to improve on last year when he hauled in 63 passes for 866 yards and 7 TDs in 13 games to earn 166 fantasy points. Based on projections, Ridley will slot in as the No. 2 WR for Steven's Swell Team to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • Steven's Swell Team are in for a rude awakening in Week 8 when they have four players on a bye (Deshaun Watson, Mark Ingram II, Brandin Cooks, and Denver). Your Week 8 opponent, Heman's Okay Team, won't be nearly as encumbered with only one player (Pittsburgh) getting the week off.

  • Based on projected records, Steven's Swell Team won't face too many speed bumps late in the season in Yahoo Public 12704 with a strength of schedule for the last three weeks that rates as the easiest. Despite that, for the season as a whole, Steven's Swell Team should expect a fairly balanced path that rates as the 7th hardest.

  • With an average of 4.7 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league, Steven's Swell Team seem to be balancing both youth and experience. Some experience is preferred, though, as they didn't pick any of the five rookies drafted.

  • In spite of open slots at QB and TE in the 5th round, Steven's Swell Team drafted RB Mark Ingram II at No. 41, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position instead of a higher leverage position.

Player Analysis

ADP Analysis

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.

Position Rank vs League Average

  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.

Team Forecast

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.

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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DC Defenders
1. (1) Christian McCaffrey
2. (20) Allen Robinson II
3. (21) Aaron Jones
4. (40) Calvin Ridley
5. (41) Mark Ingram II
6. (60) Deshaun Watson
7. (61) Hunter Henry
8. (80) Minnesota
9. (81) Wil Lutz
10. (100) Jordan Howard
11. (101) Matt Breida
12. (120) Brandin Cooks
13. (121) Hayden Hurst
14. (140) Ryan Tannehill
15. (141) Denver

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.