Any Given Sunday (ID# 631543)

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Lamar Miller
Rob Gronkowski
Aaron Rodgers
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After Some Early Gambles, John carver's Team Will Only Scare Opponents if They Wear a Mask

Draft Summary

Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that John carver's Team can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked ninth overall in Any Given Sunday League and are forecasted to finish seventh with a record of 7-7-0 (2,003 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (29th overall), RB Lamar Miller (9th), WR Kelvin Benjamin (32nd), and TE Rob Gronkowski (12th) within the first five rounds. They also built the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they have Benjamin, Emmanuel Sanders, Torrey Smith, and Terrance Williams for their rotation.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


John carver's Team should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Despite having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, John carver's Team actually has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Talented Trio

    John carver's Team has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (QB, RB, and TE).

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, John carver's Team picked up projected top-two players (Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Rodgers, and Carolina).

  • Risk Averse

    John carver's Team minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 16 picks.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    John carver's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Pair

    John carver's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Thomas Rawls) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Insider Trading?

    Terrance Williams is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) John carver's Team has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 313 touches, Lamar Miller is projected to rank fourth in the NFL in that category. How touching, John carver's Team.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Any Given Sunday League overlooked a gem, and John carver's Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 320 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 32nd overall, Kelvin Benjamin isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (22nd with 7.3) or receiving yards (30th with 967).

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Was Emmanuel Sanders Worth it at Pick No. 52?

    John carver's Team sure hopes so. The Broncos' WR is projected to earn 180 points this year, after putting up 224 last season.

Best Available

While John carver's Team is projected to have three subpar positions, WR is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Kevin White
    • Rank 117, ADP 112
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 120, ADP 134
    • Tajae Sharpe
    • Rank 126, ADP 127
    • Rishard Matthews
    • Rank 144, ADP 132
  • 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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Back of the bus
1. (9) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (12) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (29) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
4. (32) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
5. (49) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
6. (52) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
7. (69) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
8. (72) Justin Forsett (Den - RB)
9. (89) Carolina (Car - DEF)
10. (92) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
11. (109) Chandler Catanzaro (Ari - K)
12. (112) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
13. (129) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
14. (132) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
15. (149) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ - TE)
16. (152) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)

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