Go Nads! Draft Report Card

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David Johnson
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A.J. Green
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Michael Thomas
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With Some Early Gambles, Go Nads! is a Team Others Will Want to Play

Draft Summary

Is someone going to put out that dumpster fire? Oh whoops, that's not a dumpster fire, that's the Go Nads! roster. Easy mistake with a team that needs this much work. As the roster stands now, Go Nads! is projected to finish seventh in Georgia Dawgs League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,705 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs A.J. Green (second round), Michael Thomas (third round), and Demaryius Thomas (fifth round). They also ultimately ended up with one of the highest-scoring RB duos in the league, as they have David Johnson and Carlos Hyde on the roster.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Go Nads! 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 a more-difficult-than-average slate. Although they have the third-most grueling overall schedule, Go Nads! actually has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Go Nads! is loaded at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

  • Go Nads! Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Marcus Sherels at pick 68 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Sherels is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Go Big or Go Home

    Jameis Winston likes to go over the top, projected to be fourth among NFL QBs with 4.9 plays over 40 yards.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Feed The Beast

    Over here we have a rarity in the wild named David Johnson. Projected to get a league-leading 344 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Go Nads! Gets Groovy With Green

    A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.

    • Michael Thomas, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 20
    231 Excuses to Cheer for Michael Thomas

    Thomas ranks 10th in the Georgia Dawgs League among wideouts with 231 projected fantasy points.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 29
    Crafty Kelce

    The primary weapon in KC's passing attack, Travis Kelce led all tight ends with a career-high 1,125 receiving yards last season. Only Le'Veon Bell (685) had more yards-after-catch than Kelce's 655.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 36
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    Defenses Hate Him, Quarterbacks Love Him! Demaryius Thomas is expected to catch almost everything this year, as his 90 projected receptions rank 10th in the league.

Best Available

While Go Nads! is projected to have four subpar positions, K is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Stephen Hauschka
    • Rank 195, ADP 110
    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 205, ADP 126
    • Matt Prater
    • Rank 207, ADP 129
  • 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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Go Nads!
1. (4) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (13) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (20) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
4. (29) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
5. (36) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
6. (45) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
7. (52) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
8. (61) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
9. (68) Marcus Sherels (Min - CB)
10. (77) Anthony Levine Sr. (Bal - S)
11. (84) Jeff Heath (Dal - S)
12. (93) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
13. (100) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
14. (109) Jamison Crowder (Was - WR)
15. (116) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
16. (125) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)

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