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Squidbillies Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Doug Martin
Jordy Nelson
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Squidbillies Is Loaded with Talent

Draft Summary

Squidbillies parlayed a solid draft slot (third overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-4-0 (1,779 points), they're projected to finish fourth in The League 2016 League. They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs David Johnson (first round), Doug Martin (second round), and Matt Forte (fourth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Squidbillies, as they are the most prolific group of RBs in the league.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Squidbillies has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Squidbillies also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Positional Fortitude

    Squidbillies has four positions that are better than league average. While DEF, TE, and QB are projected to be good, RB is the strongest on Squidbillies.

  • Sky's the Limit

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

  • Drink Plenty of Milk

    With an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience, Squidbillies has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.

  • Insider Trading?

    Jerick McKinnon is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Squidbillies has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    David Johnson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Squidbillies should be in decent shape if Johnson gets his 314 projected touches this year.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 22

    Squidbillies stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing David Johnson and Doug Martin right off the bat.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    The Alchemist

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

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for Squidbillies.

    • John Brown, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    Was the 70th Pick the Right Time for John Brown?

    Squidbillies apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' wide receiver is projected to get 179 points this year, just a bit better than last year.

Best Available

Squidbillies could potentially upgrade K and WR, but K is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 212, ADP 95
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 219, ADP 136
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 222, ADP 142
    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 233, ADP 142
  • 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. (3) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (22) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
3. (27) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (46) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
5. (51) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (70) John Brown (Ari - WR)
7. (75) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
8. (94) Tavon Austin (LA - WR)
9. (99) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
10. (118) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
11. (123) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
12. (142) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
13. (147) Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ - QB)
14. (166) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
15. (171) Jerick McKinnon (Min - RB)

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