Miskatonic U. Draft Report Card

Mike Evans
Jay Ajayi
Dez Bryant
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Miskatonic U. Has Look of a Playoff Team

Draft Summary

Miskatonic U. figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the eighth overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 10-3-0 (1,350 points). With that record, they will likely finish third in Soggy Turf League. They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Matt Ryan (48th overall), RBs Jay Ajayi (13th) and Marshawn Lynch (33rd), and WRs Mike Evans (8th) and Dez Bryant (28th). They also ended up landing the highest-scoring WR tandem in the league, as they added Bryant and Evans to their fantasy roster.

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Week 11 might require some waiver-wire magic from Miskatonic U. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for Miskatonic U.

Draft Notes

  • Assessing the Assets

    RB is the strongest position for Miskatonic U., though QB and WR are also better than the league's average.

  • Tread Left on the Tires

    With an average of 7.3 years of NFL experience, Miskatonic U. is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Miskatonic U. has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mike Evans and Jay Ajayi) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Beginning with a Bang

    Miskatonic U. got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • No Double-Dipping Allowed

    By choosing Zach Ertz as their lone tight end, Miskatonic U. decided to stack the roster at other positions.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Miskatonic U. got a steal in snatching Jarvis Landry in the ninth round (88th overall pick vs. ADP of 62.1).

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Monster Mike

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • Jay Ajayi, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Jay Ajayi was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Dez Bryant is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 94 projected catches rank sixth in the league.

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    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.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    Matty Ice, Oh So Nice

    Second only to Brees in total passing yardage, the league MVP accounted for 9.3 yards per attempt in 2016 (a number that was more than a yard better than any other QB).

Best Available

Miskatonic U. has one weak area, TE, that they may want to improve.

    • Kyle Rudolph
    • Rank 87, ADP 76
    • Jack Doyle
    • Rank 101, ADP 118
    • Hunter Henry
    • Rank 103, ADP 108
    • Cameron Brate
    • Rank 136, ADP 131
  • 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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Miskatonic U.
1. (8) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (13) Jay Ajayi (Phi - RB)
3. (28) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
4. (33) Marshawn Lynch (Oak - RB)
5. (48) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
6. (53) J.J. Watt (Hou - DE)
7. (68) Luke Kuechly (Car - LB)
8. (73) Spencer Ware (KC - RB)
9. (88) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
10. (93) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
11. (108) C.J. Mosley (Bal - LB)
12. (113) Brandon Marshall (NYG - WR)
13. (128) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
14. (133) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
15. (148) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
16. (153)
17. (168)
18. (173)
19. (188)
20. (193)

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