Smilelikeadonut Draft Report Card

Mike Evans
Jordan Howard
Todd Gurley II
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Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Smilelikeadonut May Pull a Brexit and try to Ditch this League

Draft Summary

Maybe these pre-season projections will get Smilelikeadonut to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Come to think of it, this roster may require extra effort just to get a few wins. Smilelikeadonut is projected to go 5-9-0 (1,510 points) and finish ninth in Cape League. They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Jordan Howard (second round), Todd Gurley (third round), and Kareem Hunt (fourth round). This group will have to produce in order for Smilelikeadonut to have a good season, as they are one of the most prolific sets of RBs in the league.

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Week 6 may cause some frustration for Smilelikeadonut, as their top two projected scorers (Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton) will have a bye week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Smilelikeadonut could run into an early gauntlet, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Smilelikeadonut, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Kareem Hunt) and fourth-ranked (Terrance West) RBs.

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    Smilelikeadonut grabbed a couple of QBs (Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton) that'll both be on bye in Week 6, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can try to call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly encouraged.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Smilelikeadonut chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Pair

    Smilelikeadonut has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mike Evans and Jordan Howard) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 152 and 161, Smilelikeadonut snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Eddie Lacy and Julius Thomas.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Smilelikeadonut got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Stephen Gostkowski (104th overall pick vs. ADP of 79.5).

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Mike the Monster

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Howard is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 287 touches.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Todd Gurley time! He should run cool this season with 181 projected points.

    • Kareem Hunt, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Kareem Hunt with the 41st pick, even though his ADP is only 89.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 56
    Tuck It And Run

    Wilson is projected to deliver 436 rushing yards, and ranks third among QBs in that category.

Best Available

DEF and TE are expected to be the weakest positions for Smilelikeadonut and a potential area of need.

    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 185, ADP 138
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 208, ADP 146
    • O.J. Howard
    • Rank 188, ADP 125
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 189, ADP 128
  • 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. (8) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (17) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
3. (32) Todd Gurley II (LAR - RB)
4. (41) Kareem Hunt (KC - RB)
5. (56) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
6. (65) Jamison Crowder (Was - WR)
7. (80) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
8. (89) Houston (Hou - DEF)
9. (104) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (113) Terrance West (Bal - RB)
11. (128) Pierre Garcon (SF - WR)
12. (137) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
13. (152) Eddie Lacy (Sea - RB)
14. (161) Julius Thomas (Mia - TE)
15. (176) Los Angeles (LAR - DEF)

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