Midway Horrors Draft Report Card

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Antonio Brown
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Devonta Freeman
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Christian McCaffrey
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With Some Early Gambles, Midway Horrors Would Have Done Better if They Drafted Good Players

Draft Summary

"With the fourth pick in the draft, Midway Horrors selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fourth), Midway Horrors is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in Yahoo Public 795499 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,480 points). They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (37th overall), RBs Devonta Freeman (17th) and Christian McCaffrey (24th), and WRs Antonio Brown (4th) and Tyreek Hill (44th). They ultimately collected the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Freeman, McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, and D'Onta Foreman for their rotation.

Schedule

Midway Horrors should just disappear for a while during Week 8. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, Midway Horrors also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Midway Horrors, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Christian McCaffrey) and third-ranked (Derrick Henry) RBs is significant.

  • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

    The GM of Midway Horrors must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.

  • TE or Bust

    Unfortunately, TE is the only strong position on Midway Horrors. Fortunately, there's always next year.

  • Close to the Vest

    Midway Horrors was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • New York Giants Fan?

    Midway Horrors is a believer in the hopes of the New York Giants this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Midway Horrors will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only TE (Martellus Bennett) and only DEF (New York) will both be idle that week.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands

    Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 112 balls this year.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Does Devonta Freeman Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Freeman is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,493 all-purpose yards.

    • C. McCaffrey, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    A Versatile Combination

    Christian McCaffrey can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks third among RBs with 604 projected receiving yards.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    A High-Volume Passer

    Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.

    • Tyreek Hill, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    Rethinking That One

    Tyreek Hill went with the 44th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-50 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (62nd) and receiving yards (85th) with 5.3 and 723 respectively.

Best Available

With five below-average positions on Midway Horrors, DEF and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 201, ADP 140
    • Jacksonville Defense
    • Rank 202, ADP 141
    • Randall Cobb
    • Rank 107, ADP 108
    • Jordan Matthews
    • Rank 117, ADP 116
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Midway Horrors
1. (4) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (17) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
3. (24) Christian McCaffrey (Car - RB)
4. (37) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
5. (44) Tyreek Hill (KC - WR)
6. (57) Martellus Bennett (GB - TE)
7. (64) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
8. (77) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
9. (84) Adam Thielen (Min - WR)
10. (97) New York (NYG - DEF)
11. (104) Wil Lutz (NO - K)
12. (117) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
13. (124) Cole Beasley (Dal - WR)
14. (137) D'Onta Foreman (Hou - RB)
15. (144) Curtis Samuel (Car - WR)

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