Gurls and Khunts Draft Report Card

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David Johnson
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Todd Gurley II
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Kareem Hunt
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Toe Has Legit Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

Toe drafted like a bat out of hell in this one. Meat Loaf once told the NY Times that he's played in as many as 60 fantasy leagues in a year, and he would surely approve of this drafting display. Toe assembled a squad built to reach the playoffs and is projected to finish fifth in Whittier OC Battle League with a record of 8-5-0 (1,920 points). They went all-in on running backs early, using their first three selections to grab David Johnson (1st overall), Todd Gurley (24th), and Kareem Hunt (25th). If these players can play up to expectations, Toe can have some success. They are the most prolific set of RBs in the league.

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Schedule

Toe can write off Week 8 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest schedules. Corresponding with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Toe also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Clever Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Toe might require waiver wire help in Week 8, as their No. 1- (David Johnson), No. 2- (Todd Gurley) and No. 4-ranked (Shane Vereen) RBs will all be idle that week.

  • A Talented Trio

    Toe has three above-average positions on their roster (RB, DEF, and QB).

  • Decently Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the Toe roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Toe picked only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and DEF).

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 144 and 168, Toe snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Shane Vereen and Cooper Kupp.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Toe got a steal in snatching Jarvis Landry in the ninth round (97th overall pick vs. ADP of 67.7).

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    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.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    Todd Gurley Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Toe should be in decent shape if Gurley gets his 307 projected touches this year.

    • M. Bryant, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Swiss Cheese D

    Martavis Bryant is a constant threat to find holes in the defense. He's projected to rack up 10.5 receiving TDs this year, third in the league.

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 72
    That Just Happened

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

    • Kyle Rudolph, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 73
    Valuable Viking

    No tight end saw more overall targets (or red zone targets) than Rudolph last season, and Toe will hope that trend continues.

Best Available

Toe has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (WR and TE), but WR is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Robby Anderson
    • Rank 144, ADP 128
    • Sterling Shepard
    • Rank 154, ADP 126
    • Marqise Lee
    • Rank 158, ADP 130
    • Tyler Lockett
    • Rank 162, ADP 128
  • 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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Gurls and Khunts
1. (1) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (24) Todd Gurley II (LAR - RB)
3. (25) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
4. (48) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
5. (49) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
6. (72) Jeremy Maclin (Bal - WR)
7. (73) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
8. (96) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
9. (97) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
10. (120) Dak Prescott (Dal - QB)
11. (121) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
12. (144) Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
13. (145) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
14. (168) Cooper Kupp (LAR - WR)

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