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Maximum Effort Draft Report Card

Mike Evans
A.J. Green
Andrew Luck
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Projected to Finish 12th, Maximum Effort Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

For many, the last pick in a snake draft is a coveted position, offering the opportunity to draft two players back-to-back. For Maximum Effort, it's an opportunity to blame this roster on picking last. Projected to finish 12th in Down Set Hike League, this gem of a roster is expected to go 0-14-0 (1,825 points). With their first five picks, Maximum Effort focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Andrew Luck (36th overall), RBs Thomas Rawls (37th) and Melvin Gordon (60th), and WRs Mike Evans (12th) and A.J. Green (13th). They also have the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Gordon, Rawls, and Tevin Coleman on the roster.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?


Week 11 might require some artful managing from Maximum Effort. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging schedules. Maximum Effort has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Duo

    QB and TE are both projected to be really solid units for Maximum Effort.

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With six players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Maximum Effort hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Fantasy FĂștbol

    This is the American version, folks. Maximum Effort elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • Checked Out Early

    Maximum Effort didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • No Double-Dipping Allowed

    By choosing Delanie Walker as their lone tight end, Maximum Effort decided to stack the roster at other positions.

  • Maximum Effort Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Cody Davis at pick 109 was just a bit of a stretch. Davis is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Delivering Nightmares

    Mike Evans will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish sixth in the NFL with 8.7 receiving TDs.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    185 Reasons for Maximum Effort to Appreciate A.J. Green

    Green ranks sixth in the Down Set Hike League among WRs with 185 projected fantasy points.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 365 points this year, enough to rank fourth among all QBs.

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Maximum Effort didn't grab their first RB (Thomas Rawls) until the fourth round.

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 60
    A Bit of a Reach

    Maximum Effort went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Melvin Gordon has an ADP of 84.4, but he was grabbed at pick No. 60. Patience is a virtue, Maximum Effort.

Best Available

While Maximum Effort is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Jay Ajayi
    • Rank 143, ADP 103
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 163, ADP 94
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 166, ADP 116
    • Terrance West
    • Rank 173, ADP 125
  • 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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Maximum Effort
1. (12) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (13) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (36) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
4. (37) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
5. (60) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
6. (61) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
7. (84) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
8. (85) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
9. (108) Marcus Sherels (Min - CB)
10. (109) Cody Davis (LA - S)
11. (132) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
12. (133) Terence Garvin (Was - LB)
13. (156) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
14. (157) Kamar Aiken (Bal - WR)
15. (180) Connor Barth (Chi - K)
16. (181) Micah Hyde (GB - S)
17. (204) Frank Zombo (KC - LB)
18. (205) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)

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