Spyder2-Ybannana Draft Report Card

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Mike Evans
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Marshawn Lynch
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Derek Carr
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With Some Early Gambles, Swagmaster G & the 9 Has to Be Thinking, "Golly Jeepers!"

Draft Summary

What's important Swagmaster G & the 9 is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. Swagmaster G & the 9 is expected to finish 10th in KMC Football League with a record of 3-11-0 (2,028 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Derek Carr (25th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (16th) and C.J. Anderson (45th), and WRs Mike Evans (5th) and Terrelle Pryor Sr. (36th). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed one of the weakest groups of RBs in the league, as they have Lynch, Tevin Coleman, Anderson, and Darren Sproles on their team.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Swagmaster G & the 9 has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most difficult schedule. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Swagmaster G & the 9 also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Up and Comers

    Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Swagmaster G & the 9 may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

  • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    Swagmaster G & the 9 is a believer in the hopes of the Oakland Raiders this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Close to the Vest

    Swagmaster G & the 9 was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Swagmaster G & the 9 chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Darren Sproles is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Swagmaster G & the 9 has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

  • Chicks Dig the Long Ball

    Matt Prater is projected to lead the NFL with 8 makes from 50+ yards.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Mike Evans had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Homecoming for Beast Mode

    Averaging 1,339 rush yards and 12 rush TDs per year from 2011-14, Lynch returns to football behind one of the most bruising offensive lines in the league.

    • Derek Carr, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Like Face Wash for Teenagers

    Swagmaster G & the 9 was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Derek Carr at pick number 25 even though his ADP is only 101.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Danny Woodhead, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Danny Woodhead on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 65
    A Premier Deep Threat

    With 2.1 long scores, Golden Tate has a projected rank of second among NFL WRs in TDs over 40 yards.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on Swagmaster G & the 9, RB and K are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Spencer Ware
    • Rank 90, ADP 61
    • Thomas Rawls
    • Rank 106, ADP 120
    • Adam Vinatieri
    • Rank 181, ADP 97
    • Stephen Hauschka
    • Rank 202, ADP 109
  • 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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Spyder2-Ybannana
1. (5) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (16) Marshawn Lynch (Oak - RB)
3. (25) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
4. (36) Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Was - WR)
5. (45) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
6. (56) Danny Woodhead (Bal - RB)
7. (65) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
8. (76) Dak Prescott (Dal - QB)
9. (85) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
10. (96) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
11. (105) Hunter Henry (LAC - TE)
12. (116) Eric Decker (Ten - WR)
13. (125) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
14. (136) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
15. (145) Matt Prater (Det - K)

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