CTE Express Draft Report Card

Mike Evans
Devonta Freeman
Doug Baldwin
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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, CTE Express Isn't Exactly a Team That Can Win

Draft Summary

Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that CTE Express can cling to as their playoff aspirations could dwindle quickly. They were not able to overcome being the last team to pick in Masilak Bowl IX League and are forecasted to finish in sixth place with a record of 3-11-0 (2,036 points). They waited until the 12th round to secure their top quarterback, picking up Cam Newton with the 67th overall selection. They also ended up landing one of the worst pairs of QBs in the league, as they have Marcus Mariota and Newton on the roster.

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While Week 5 has the most players on bye for CTE Express (six), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest slate. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, CTE Express also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Duo

    TE and RB are both projected to be really solid units for CTE Express.

  • Next Year, Just Arrive On Time

    The coach of CTE Express must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    CTE Express might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted (Cam Newton) and second-drafted (Marcus Mariota) QBs have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the CTE Express roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top half is among the weakest (ranked No. 6).

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    CTE Express got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Better Late Than Never

    CTE Express finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Mike the Monster

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 7
    Turn Up The Volume

    With 272 touches, Devonta Freeman is projected to rank 10th in the NFL in that category. CTE Express demands more!

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 18
    Just Heave it to Doug Baldwin

    Baldwin ranks ninth in the Masilak Bowl IX League among WRs with 184 projected fantasy points.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 19
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Todd Gurley time! He should run cool this season with 179 projected points.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 30
    Red Zone Regression

    After eight straight seasons of recording five or more touchdowns, Olsen reeled in just three last year. CTE Express expects a return to the norm in 2017.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on CTE Express, QB and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Jameis Winston
    • Rank 74, ADP 70
    • Andrew Luck
    • Rank 99, ADP 79
    • Willie Snead
    • Rank 79, ADP 91
    • Donte Moncrief
    • Rank 110, ADP 105
  • 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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CTE Express
1. (6) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (7) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
3. (18) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
4. (19) Todd Gurley II (LAR - RB)
5. (30) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (31) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
7. (42) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
8. (43) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
9. (54) Adrian Peterson (Ari - RB)
10. (55) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
11. (66) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
12. (67) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
13. (78) Paul Perkins (NYG - RB)
14. (79) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
15. (90) Pierre Garcon (SF - WR)
16. (91) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
17. (102) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
18. (103) Ted Ginn Jr. (NO - WR)
19. (114) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
20. (115) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
21. (126) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
22. (127) Houston (Hou - DEF)

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