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caviaR G Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Rob Gronkowski
Jordy Nelson
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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, caviaR G Is Going to Have a Long Season

Draft Summary

If caviaR G handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the ninth overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish 10th in RISE UP League with a record of 1-11-2 (968 points). With five RBs on the roster, caviaR G might have opted for quantity over quality at that spot; their RBs are projected to average 93 points this season, fewer than the league average of 104. They also landed the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they have Jordy Nelson, DeVante Parker, Josh Gordon, and Chris Hogan for their rotation.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?

Keeper Summary

caviaR G made use of their only keeper spot to hold on to David Johnson (4.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the top half of the first round.


Week 10 might require some artful managing from caviaR G, as their top two projected scorers (Derek Carr and Tyrod Taylor) will be relaxing at home that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the toughest slate. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, caviaR G also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    It's likely that in Week 10, caviaR G will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Derek Carr and Tyrod Taylor will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for caviaR G, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Josh Gordon) and fourth-ranked (Chris Hogan) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    caviaR G is loaded at TE, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. caviaR G isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.8 years of NFL experience.

  • Close to the Vest

    caviaR G was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Oakland Raiders Fan?

    caviaR G reached twice to draft an Oakland Raiders player.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Johnson is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 314 touches.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    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 29
    The Alchemist

    caviaR G 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.

    • J. Langford, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!

    Although he was taken 32nd overall in the fantasy draft, Jeremy Langford is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (23rd with 5.7) or rushing yards (27th with 761).

    • Josh Gordon, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Josh Gordon on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."

Best Available

While caviaR G is projected to have four below-average positions, WR is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Kevin White
    • Rank 117, ADP 112
    • Michael Thomas
    • Rank 119, ADP 129
    • Tajae Sharpe
    • Rank 126, ADP 126
    • Torrey Smith
    • Rank 129, ADP 119
  • 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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caviaR G
1. (9) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (12) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (29) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (32) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
5. (49) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
6. (52) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
7. (69) New England (NE - DEF)
8. (72) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
9. (89) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
10. (92) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
11. (109) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
12. (112) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
13. (129) Dorial Green-Beckham (Phi - WR)
14. (132) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
15. (149) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)

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