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muddy waters Draft Report Card

Andrew Luck
Jordy Nelson
Ezekiel Elliott
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With Too Many Reaches Early, muddy waters Needs to get to Work

Draft Summary

It was almost too hard to watch as muddy waters took the sixth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 5-8-0 (1,685), bad enough for a ninth-place finish in Dartmouth Drunks League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (6th overall), RB Ezekiel Elliott (30th), WR Jordy Nelson (19th), and TE Delanie Walker (43rd) within the first five rounds. They put together one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Kelvin Benjamin, Emmanuel Sanders, and Mohamed Sanu on their team.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Week 11 might require some waiver-wire magic from muddy waters. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average slate. In addition to having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, muddy waters also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Mr. Relevant

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

  • Marcus Mariota Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Mariota is projected to deliver 378 rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.

Player Analysis

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Like Face Wash for Teenagers

    muddy waters was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Andrew Luck at pick number 6 even though his ADP is only 38.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    The Alchemist

    muddy waters chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, muddy waters got a steal in snatching Ezekiel Elliott in the third round (30th overall pick vs. ADP of 7).

    • Delanie Walker, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 43
    The Titan to Target

    Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 54
    Rethinking That One

    Kelvin Benjamin may not justify his 54th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (29th with 969) and TDs (21st with 7.4).

Best Available

With three subpar positions on muddy waters, DEF and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 184, ADP 122
    • Buffalo Defense
    • Rank 190, ADP 133
    • Stefon Diggs
    • Rank 89, ADP 115
    • Travis Benjamin
    • Rank 98, ADP 118
  • 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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muddy waters
1. (6) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
2. (19) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (30) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
4. (43) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
5. (54) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
6. (67) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
7. (78) Houston (Hou - DEF)
8. (91) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
9. (102) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
10. (115) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)
11. (126) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
12. (139) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
13. (150) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)
14. (163) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)

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