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WaiverWireWeirdo Draft Report Card

JuJu Smith-Schuster
Aaron Jones
Mike Williams
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With a Talented WR Corps, WaiverWireWeirdo Have a Legit Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

Turning a bottom-half draft slot into top-half results is the sign of an impressive effort by the GM. Such was the case with WaiverWireWeirdo, which flipped its No. 15 overall pick into a projected 7th-place finish in WHAT?! Radio Football - IX. The team is especially strong at receiver, as JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mike Williams, and Jarvis Landry are slated to combine for the 2nd-highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league. WaiverWireWeirdo are predicted to put up a total of 1,647 points based on the current roster, which would result in an 8-6 record.

  • Jimmy Graham

Best Pick

WaiverWireWeirdo scored a nice late-round value with the selection of Graham with the 2nd pick of the 10th round, about two rounds later than his ADP of 127. Coming off a season in which he caught 55 passes for 636 yards and 2 TDs, totaling 76 fantasy points, Graham is projected to score 93 fantasy points with the Packers. That makes him a valuable No. 1 TE for this squad.

  • Duke Johnson Jr.

Stretch Pick

Are you willing to share your secrets? We'd love to know what prompted the selection of Johnson Jr. at No. 50, about 32 picks earlier than his ADP of 82. Then again, maybe you're onto something. Projected to score 189 fantasy points this season with the Texans, he looks set to outperform last year when he ran for 201 yards and hauled in 47 passes for 429 yards and 3 TDs to earn 85 fantasy points. Based on projected points, Johnson Jr. will slot in as the No. 2 RB for WaiverWireWeirdo to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • WaiverWireWeirdo face a tough task in Week 7 when they have three players on a bye (JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jarvis Landry, and Austin Seibert). Your Week 7 opponent, Patrick's Boss Team, won't be nearly as hamstrung with only one player (Nick Chubb) on a bye.

  • For the first half of the season, WaiverWireWeirdo have one of the most daunting schedules in WHAT?! Radio Football - IX based on projected records with an early-season strength of schedule that rates as the 3rd-most difficult. Despite that, for the full season, WaiverWireWeirdo should expect a pretty fair schedule that rates as the 5th toughest.

  • With an average of 4.2 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league, WaiverWireWeirdo must be counting on veteran leadership to rein in youthful exuberance. They selected two rookies (Devin Singletary and Austin Seibert), the 3rd-highest total of first-year players in the league. In total, there were 20 rookies selected over the course of the WHAT?! Radio Football - IX draft.

Player Analysis

  • 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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1. (15) JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pit - WR)
2. (18) Aaron Jones (GB - RB)
3. (47) Mike Williams (LAC - WR)
4. (50) Duke Johnson (Hou - RB)
5. (79) Jarvis Landry (Cle - WR)
6. (82) Kenyan Drake (Ari - RB)
7. (111) Devin Singletary (Buf - RB)
8. (114) Mitchell Trubisky (Chi - QB)
9. (143) Tyrell Williams (LV - WR)
10. (146) Jimmy Graham (GB - TE)
11. (175) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
12. (178) Chris Herndon (NYJ - TE)
13. (207) Joe Flacco (Den - QB)
14. (210) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
15. (239) Austin Seibert (Cle - K)

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