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Hangin with Hernandez Draft Report Card

Patrick Mahomes
Davante Adams
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
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Led by a Pair of Chiefs, Vikings on top Will be a Tough Team

Draft Summary

Vikings on top turned the No. 5 overall pick into a projected 3rd-place finish in Jayden's Family football leagu. After picking up multiple Chiefs in the early rounds (Patrick Mahomes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire), Vikings on top are predicted to put up a total of 1,925 points based on the current roster, which would result in a 9-6 record.

  • D'Andre Swift

Best Pick

Vikings on top netted a nice mid-round value when they selected Swift at No. 53, about three rounds later than his ADP of 35. Coming off a rookie season in which he ran for 521 yards and 8 TDs and snagged 46 passes for 357 yards and 2 TDs in 13 games, totaling 144 fantasy points, Swift is projected to score 210 fantasy points with the Lions. That makes him a valuable No. 2 RB for this squad.

  • Michael Pittman Jr.

Stretch Pick

Do you know something we don't? There's no other reason you would choose Pittman Jr. with the 5th pick of the 13th round, about nine rounds earlier than his ADP of 129. Then again, you might be onto something? Projected to score 138 fantasy points this season with the Colts, he seems set to outperform his rookie year when he grabbed 40 passes for 503 yards and 1 TD over 13 games, posting 59 fantasy points. According to projected points, Pittman Jr. will slot in as the No. 5 WR for Vikings on top to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • The early bird gets the worm. You got the jump on your opponents at quarterback, drafting Patrick Mahomes (No. 5 overall) as the first QB off the board. You showed more patience at running back, becoming the last manager in the league to draft a RB with the selection of Clyde Edwards-Helaire (No. 17 overall).

  • Week 9 will bring a difficult challenge for Vikings on top, as they have four players on a bye (D'Andre Swift, Mike Evans, Tampa Bay, and Adrian Peterson). Ike's Splendid Team, your Week 9 opponent, won't be nearly as limited with only two players (DK Metcalf and Leonard Fournette) on a bye week.

  • With a second-half strength of schedule that rates as the most difficult according to projected records, Vikings on top face an uphill battle late in the season in Jayden's Family football leagu. Even so, for the season as a whole, Vikings on top face a pretty fair schedule ranked as the 4th toughest.

  • With an average of 4.9 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league, Vikings on top must be counting on veteran leadership to rein in youthful exuberance. As an example of that moderation, they didn't pick any of the three rookies drafted.

Player Analysis

  • 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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Hangin with Hernandez
1. (5) Patrick Mahomes (KC - QB)
2. (8) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
3. (17) Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC - RB)
4. (20) Justin Jefferson (Min - WR)
5. (29) Josh Allen (Buf - QB)
6. (32) Myles Gaskin (Mia - RB)
7. (41) Mark Andrews (Bal - TE)
8. (44) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
9. (53) D'Andre Swift (Det - RB)
10. (56) Julio Jones (Ten - WR)
11. (65) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)
12. (68) Noah Fant (Den - TE)
13. (77) Michael Pittman Jr. (Ind - WR)
14. (80) Younghoe Koo (Atl - K)
15. (89) Adrian Peterson (Ten - RB)

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