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Calvin's Johnson Draft Report Card

Adrian Peterson
Dez Bryant
Devonta Freeman
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Calvin's Johnson Crushed This Draft

Draft Summary

Calvin's Johnson must have gotten some help from Ozzie Newsome, as they built a talented roster despite a late pick. Projections predict they'll finish second in The League 2016 League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,828 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (57th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (9th), WR Dez Bryant (16th), and TE Greg Olsen (40th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the top RB combo in the league, as they added Peterson and Devonta Freeman to the team.

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.


Calvin's Johnson should use Week 7 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the softest slates. Calvin's Johnson has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, 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

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At five different positions, Calvin's Johnson picked up projected top-3 players (including Justin Tucker, Adrian Peterson, and Carolina).

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Calvin's Johnson roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 3). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

  • Big D

    Calvin's Johnson elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Calvin's Johnson has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Adrian Peterson and Devonta Freeman) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Chris Hogan is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Calvin's Johnson has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Feed Thy Beast

    Adrian Peterson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish second in the league with 340 touches.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    229 More Reasons to Appreciate Dez Bryant

    Bryant ranks seventh in the The League 2016 League among WRs with 229 projected fantasy points.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of The League 2016 League overlooked a gem, and Calvin's Johnson made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Devonta Freeman.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.9) and receiving yards (third with 947).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 57
    Like Marino in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,832) and passing TDs (31.8).

Best Available

Calvin's Johnson has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (QB and WR), but QB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Marcus Mariota
    • Rank 104, ADP 123
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 147, ADP 122
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 149, ADP 116
    • Tony Romo
    • Rank 173, ADP 100
  • 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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Calvin's Johnson
1. (9) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (16) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (33) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
4. (40) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (57) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (64) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
7. (81) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
8. (88) Carolina (Car - DEF)
9. (105) Dak Prescott (Dal - QB)
10. (112) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
11. (129) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
12. (136) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
13. (153) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
14. (160) Vance McDonald (SF - TE)
15. (177) Oakland (Oak - DEF)

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