The Wavy One Draft Report Card

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Devonta Freeman
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Jordy Nelson
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Christian McCaffrey
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, The Wavy One Has a Loaded Roster

Draft Summary

Although they were stuck with the ninth overall selection, The Wavy One remained unfazed, building a roster capable of dominating any team in 28-3. They're projected to finish with a record of 11-2-0 (1,454 points), placing them second. With five WRs on the roster, The Wavy One loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 152 points this season, close to the league average of 147. They put together the best TE combo in the league, as they have Jimmy Graham and Coby Fleener on their team.

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Schedule

The Wavy One should use Week 8 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least-difficult schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, The Wavy One also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Positional Fortitude

    The Wavy One has five positions that are stronger than league average. While DEF, RB, and QB are projected to be good, TE is the best on The Wavy One.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    The Wavy One will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only K (Sebastian Janikowski) and only DEF (Kansas City) will both be on bye that week.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    The Wavy One has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jordy Nelson and Jimmy Graham) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Mr. Relevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Jordan Matthews was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move, The Wavy One.

Player Analysis

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Freeman is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank 10th in the NFL with 272 touches.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Nifty Nelson

    Jordy Nelson returned to form last year after missing all of 2015. The Packers wideout led the league in red zone targets, and only Mike Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters last season.

    • C. McCaffrey, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    He Can Catch, Too

    Christian McCaffrey is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs with 587 projected receiving yards.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • DeSean Jackson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 57
    A Bit of a Reach

    The Wavy One went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, DeSean Jackson has an ADP of 81.5, but he was grabbed at pick No. 57. Patience is a virtue, The Wavy One.

Best Available

If The Wavy One is interested in making a roster move, K is one area they could improve.

    • Brandon McManus
    • Rank 203, ADP 125
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 205, ADP 127
    • Chandler Catanzaro
    • Rank 227, ADP 130
    • Josh Lambo
    • Rank 229, ADP 136
  • 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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The Wavy One
1. (9) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
2. (16) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (33) Christian McCaffrey (Car - RB)
4. (40) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
5. (57) DeSean Jackson (TB - WR)
6. (64) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
7. (81) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
8. (88) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
9. (105) John Brown (Ari - WR)
10. (112) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
11. (129) Latavius Murray (Min - RB)
12. (136) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
13. (153) Adam Thielen (Min - WR)
14. (160) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
15. (177) Jordan Matthews (Buf - WR)

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