Scurvy Dogs Draft Report Card

Devonta Freeman
Michael Thomas
Aaron Rodgers
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Despite Reaching for a Few Early-Rounders, Scurvy Dogs Will Battle Every Week

Draft Summary

Scurvy Dogs figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the 10th overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-6-0 (1,932 points). With that record, they will likely finish sixth in Any Given Sunday League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (34th overall), RB Devonta Freeman (10th), WR Michael Thomas (15th), and TE Jimmy Graham (58th) within the first five rounds. They finished the draft with the weakest set of WRs in the league, as they have Thomas, Keenan Allen, Pierre Garcon, and Cooper Kupp on their team.

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Scurvy Dogs should use Week 5 to ponder life's deeper mysteries, like if someone claims "I always lie" then is that person lying or telling the truth? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Scurvy Dogs also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Duo

    TE and QB are both projected to be really solid units for Scurvy Dogs.

  • Just Like Choosing Your Favorite Taylor Swift Song

    Scurvy Dogs will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Chris Thompson), fourth- (Matt Forte), and fifth-ranked (Jamaal Charles) RBs.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Scurvy Dogs roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Scurvy Dogs has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Full Control Early On

    Scurvy Dogs began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing Chris Thompson at pick 154 was definitely a reach. Thompson is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Feed Thy Beast

    Devonta Freeman will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish 10th in the league with 272 touches.

    • Michael Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    225 Excuses to Cheer for Michael Thomas

    Thomas ranks 10th in the Any Given Sunday League among wideouts with 225 projected fantasy points.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Scurvy Dogs got a steal in snatching Aaron Rodgers in the third round (34th overall pick vs. ADP of 20.3).

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Rethinking That One

    Keenan Allen may not justify his 39th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (28th with 1,015) and TDs (24th with 7.9).

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on Scurvy Dogs, DEF and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • New York Defense
    • Rank 159, ADP 123
    • Carolina Defense
    • Rank 161, ADP 108
    • Rex Burkhead
    • Rank 124, ADP 124
    • Jamaal Williams
    • Rank 181, ADP 128
  • 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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Scurvy Dogs
1. (10) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
2. (15) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
3. (34) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
4. (39) Keenan Allen (LAC - WR)
5. (58) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
6. (63) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
7. (82) Pierre Garcon (SF - WR)
8. (87) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
9. (106) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
10. (111) Jamaal Charles (Den - RB)
11. (130) Cooper Kupp (LAR - WR)
12. (135) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
13. (154) Chris Thompson (Was - RB)
14. (159) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)
15. (178) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)

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