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Steven Souza Jr. Draft Report Card

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Joe Mixon
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Odell Beckham Jr.
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Melvin Gordon III
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Projected to Finish Fourth, Steven Souza Jr. Look Like a Playoff Squad

Draft Summary

Turning a bottom-half draft slot into top-half results is the sign of an impressive effort by the GM. Such was the case with Steven Souza Jr., which flipped its No. 12 overall pick into a projected 4th-place finish in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact. Steven Souza Jr. are predicted to put up a total of 2,027 points based on the current roster, which would result in a 9-4 record.

  • Melvin Gordon III

Biggest Steal

Steven Souza Jr. notched a nice early-round bargain in choosing Gordon III at No. 36, about 18 spots later than his ADP of 18. After a season in which he rushed for 885 yards and 10 TDs and had 50 receptions for 490 yards and 4 TDs in 12 games, totaling 276 fantasy points, Gordon III is projected to score 292 fantasy points with the Chargers. That makes him a valuable No. 1 RB for this squad.

  • Josh Gordon

Stretch Pick

You must have had some inside info when making the decision to draft Gordon with the 1st pick in the 8th round, about three rounds earlier than his ADP of 126. Projected to score 137 fantasy points this season, he will be looking to perform similarly to last year when he had 41 receptions for 737 yards and 4 TDs over 12 games to post 139 fantasy points. Based on projected points, Gordon will slot in as the No. 5 WR for Steven Souza Jr. to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • Steven Souza Jr. are in for a rude awakening in Week 5 when they have three players on a bye (Kenyan Drake, Marvin Jones Jr., and Kenny Stills). Dem Boyz, your Week 5 opponent, will have a full squad with no players on a bye.

  • According to projections, Steven Souza Jr. have one of the least daunting schedules early in the season in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact with a first-half strength of schedule ranked as the 3rd easiest. In spite of that, for the season as a whole, Steven Souza Jr. have drawn a fairly balanced path that rates as the 7th toughest.

  • With the 3rd-oldest group in the league at an average of 6.1 years of NFL experience, Steven Souza Jr. appear to have prioritized experience over youth. In spite of that, they still selected one rookie (Parris Campbell). In total, there were 14 rookies selected over the course of the Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact draft.

  • In spite of openings at QB, WR, and TE in the 4th round, Steven Souza Jr. chose RB Aaron Jones with the 37th pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position instead of a position of greater importance. They were the second squad to make their first flex pick.

Player Analysis

  • 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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Steven Souza Jr.
1. (12) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
2. (13) Odell Beckham Jr. (Cle - WR)
3. (36) Melvin Gordon III (LAC - RB)
4. (37) Aaron Jones (GB - RB)
5. (60) Evan Engram (NYG - TE)
6. (61) Kenyan Drake (Ari - RB)
7. (84) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
8. (85) Josh Gordon (Sea - WR)
9. (108) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
10. (109) Tyrell Williams (Oak - WR)
11. (132) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
12. (133) Chris Thompson (Was - RB)
13. (156) Parris Campbell (Ind - WR)
14. (157) Los Angeles (LAC - DEF)
15. (180) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
16. (181) Kenny Stills (Hou - WR)

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