The Grand Marshall Draft Report Card

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Mike Evans
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Aaron Rodgers
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Kareem Hunt
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Predicted to Finish 12th, The Grand Wizard Has a Great Team if They Don't Care About Winning

Draft Summary

Draft day is always an exciting time for fantasy football fans. The excitement quickly ends, however, when you put together a team like The Grand Wizard. With a projected finish of 12th in SUCKA FREE SUNDAY 11 League at 2-11-0 (2,089 points), that excitement has quickly turned to the seven stages of grief. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (22nd overall), RB Kareem Hunt (27th), WR Mike Evans (3rd), and TE Greg Olsen (46th) within the first five rounds. They also ended up landing the weakest set of WRs in the league, as they have Evans, Davante Adams, DeVante Parker, and Cooper Kupp on their team.

Not a great draft. Or was it? Maybe you know something no one else does. A true underdog. If so, maybe you're Toyota Hall of Fame material. Nominate yourself now.

Schedule

The Grand Wizard might as well plan a vacation for Week 11. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the toughest schedule. Corresponding with the most demanding overall schedule, The Grand Wizard also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Duo

    QB and TE are both projected to be really solid units for The Grand Wizard.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    The Grand Wizard will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Greg Olsen) and only K (Andrew Franks) will both be off that week.

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, The Grand Wizard chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    The Grand Wizard 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 Dominating Pair

    The Grand Wizard has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mike Evans and Aaron Rodgers) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Jacquizz Rodgers was the weakest pick of the final round. Go ahead and check the waiver wire, The Grand Wizard.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    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.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 22
    Amazing Aaron

    Rodgers was the only quarterback to pass for 40 touchdowns last season, and among QBs, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.

    • Kareem Hunt, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, The Grand Wizard didn't grab their first RB (Kareem Hunt) until the third round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 46
    Red Zone Regression

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

    • Bilal Powell, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Stepping on a Banana Peel

    Bilal Powell slipping to The Grand Wizard could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

Best Available

There are four positions that The Grand Wizard could look to upgrade, including K, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Stephen Hauschka
    • Rank 195, ADP 112
    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 205, ADP 127
    • Wil Lutz
    • Rank 221, ADP 136
  • 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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The Grand Marshall
1. (3) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (22) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (27) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
4. (46) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (51) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
6. (70) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
7. (75) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
8. (94) Samaje Perine (Was - RB)
9. (99) Cooper Kupp (LAR - WR)
10. (118) Jamaal Charles (Den - RB)
11. (123) Atlanta (Atl - DEF)
12. (142) Andrew Franks (Mia - K)
13. (147) Jacquizz Rodgers (TB - RB)

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