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MeeMee's Best Team Draft Report Card

DeAndre Hopkins
Rob Gronkowski
Jordy Nelson
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Slated for a Seventh-Place Finish, MeeMee's Best Team Needs Work

Draft Summary

If there was a Hall of Average, MeeMee's Best Team would have a plaque. Unfortunately, there isn't, so instead they'll just have to settle for losing more often than not. This team is projected to finish in seventh-place in Masters of the Gridiron League at 6-7-0 (1,556 points). With six WRs on the roster, MeeMee's Best Team has a quality group of receivers; their WRs are projected to average 139 points this season, near the league average of 146. They ended up with one of the most prolific TE combos in the league, as they have Rob Gronkowski and Virgil Green.

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Week 9 might require some waiver-wire magic from MeeMee's Best Team. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a softer-than-average slate. MeeMee's Best Team has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    MeeMee's Best Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Allen Hurns), fourth- (Tyler Lockett), and fifth-ranked (Tavon Austin) wideouts.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 7.6 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 4 years).

  • Team of Winners

    MeeMee's Best Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (DeAndre Hopkins, Rob Gronkowski, and Carson Palmer).

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Virgil Green, MeeMee's Best Team pounced on him at pick No. 150.

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 378 projected rushing yards, Marcus Mariota can channel his inner Vick to help MeeMee's Best Team this year.

  • This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Virgil Green was the weakest pick of the final round. You had one last chance and you blew it, MeeMee's Best Team.

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Targeting the Texan

    Hopkins was one of just three wideouts (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to get at least 190 targets last year, and only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's stud WR.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    The Alchemist

    MeeMee's Best Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    How Rebellious of You

    MeeMee's Best Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (LeSean McCoy).

    • Carson Palmer, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 51
    Was the 51st Pick the Right Time for Carson Palmer?

    MeeMee's Best Team apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' quarterback is projected to earn 296 points this year, after putting up 320 last season.

Best Available

MeeMee's Best Team has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with DEF being the most immediate need.

    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 189, ADP 137
    • Buffalo Defense
    • Rank 190, ADP 132
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 206, ADP 142
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 243, ADP 130
  • 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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MeeMee's Best Team
1. (10) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (11) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (30) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (31) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
5. (50) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
6. (51) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
7. (70) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
8. (71) Graham Gano (Car - K)
9. (90) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
10. (91) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
11. (110) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
12. (111) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
13. (130) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
14. (131) Tavon Austin (LA - WR)
15. (150) Virgil Green (Den - TE)

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