MakeAmericaGronkAgai Draft Report Card

DeMarco Murray
Michael Thomas
Drew Brees
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With a Projected Finish of Sixth, MakeAmericaGronkAgai Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. MakeAmericaGronkAgai put together a quality team and is projected to finish in sixth-place in Unicorns and Show Ponies League at 8-6-0 (2,425 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Drew Brees (36th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (12th) and Mark Ingram (60th), and WRs Michael Thomas (13th) and Demaryius Thomas (37th). They finished the draft with one of the weakest groups of RBs in the league, as they added Murray, Ingram, Terrance West, and Rex Burkhead.

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MakeAmericaGronkAgai should use Week 5 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. MakeAmericaGronkAgai has a chance to get off to a fast start, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, their closing stretch of four games is expected to be tougher than average.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for MakeAmericaGronkAgai, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Mark Ingram) and third-ranked (Terrance West) RBs is significant.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, MakeAmericaGronkAgai picked up projected top-3 players (Seattle, Drew Brees, and Jordan Reed).

  • Strength in Numbers

    TE is the best position for MakeAmericaGronkAgai, though DEF and QB are also stronger-than-average.

  • Close to the Vest

    MakeAmericaGronkAgai was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Team of Winners

    MakeAmericaGronkAgai is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (DeMarco Murray, Drew Brees, and Jordan Reed).

  • Big D

    MakeAmericaGronkAgai elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

Player Analysis

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Advanced Math

    If MakeAmericaGronkAgai had a nickel for every time DeMarco Murray is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 297 nickels.

    • Michael Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Just Heave it to Michael Thomas

    Thomas ranks 10th in the Unicorns and Show Ponies League among WRs with 225 projected fantasy points.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    A High-Volume Passer

    Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 60
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Mark Ingram with the 60th pick, even though his ADP is only 75.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jordan Reed, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 61
    Rule 86

    When healthy, you start him. Reed continued rewarding owners last year, despite taking a noticeable step back from his outstanding 2015 campaign. Among all NFL tight ends, only Jimmy Graham appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.

Best Available

If MakeAmericaGronkAgai has a desire to make a roster move, RB and K are areas of need.

    • C.J. Prosise
    • Rank 138, ADP 126
    • Darren Sproles
    • Rank 147, ADP 122
    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 205, 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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1. (12) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
2. (13) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
3. (36) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
4. (37) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (60) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
6. (61) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
7. (84) Tyrell Williams (LAC - WR)
8. (85) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (108) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
10. (109) Terrance West (Bal - RB)
11. (132) John Brown (Ari - WR)
12. (133) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
13. (156) Rex Burkhead (NE - RB)
14. (157) Kenny Stills (Mia - WR)
15. (180) Tennessee (Ten - DEF)

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