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MURRAY Draft Report Card

DeAndre Hopkins
JuJu Smith-Schuster
George Kittle
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Overflowing with Loaded Receivers, MURRAY Can Compete with Anyone

Draft Summary

A skillful draft performance by the GM of MURRAY turned the No. 7 overall pick into a projected 2nd-place finish. The team is especially strong at the wide receiver position, as DeAndre Hopkins and JuJu Smith-Schuster are expected to combine for the highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league. MURRAY are predicted to finish 9-4 (2,094 points) in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact.

  • Andrew Luck

Best Pick

MURRAY netted a great mid-round bargain in picking Luck in the 9th round, about five rounds later than his ADP of 49. Following a season in which he threw for 4,593 yards and 39 TDs with 15 interceptions, totaling 367 fantasy points, Luck is projected to score 360 fantasy points with the Colts. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.

  • Jordan Howard

Stretch Pick

We'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you fell asleep right before selecting Howard at No. 66, about 23 spots earlier than his ADP of 89. To be fair, you may be onto something. Projected to score 213 fantasy points this season with the Eagles, he appears set to improve on last year when he ran for 935 yards and 9 TDs and had 20 receptions for 145 yards to post 180 fantasy points. Howard will slot in as the No. 2 RB for MURRAY, according to projections.

Draft Notes

  • MURRAY seem especially thin at wide receiver, taking the fewest of any team in the league with just three, trailing the league average of 5.6.

  • Better late than never. With the selection of RB Phillip Lindsay (No. 55 overall), you became the last owner in the league to draft a running back.

  • For the second half of the season, MURRAY have one of the least daunting schedules in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact according to projections with a late-season strength of schedule rated as the 3rd easiest. In spite of that, for the season as a whole, MURRAY should expect a pretty fair schedule ranked as the 9th toughest.

  • Even with unfilled positions at QB and RB in the 4th round, MURRAY drafted WR Robert Woods with the 42nd pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position at the expense of a higher leverage position. They were the third squad to make their first flex pick.

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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1. (7) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (18) JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pit - WR)
3. (31) George Kittle (SF - TE)
4. (42) Robert Woods (LAR - WR)
5. (55) Phillip Lindsay (Den - RB)
6. (66) Jordan Howard (Phi - RB)
7. (79) Latavius Murray (NO - RB)
8. (90) Austin Ekeler (LAC - RB)
9. (103) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
10. (114) Kyler Murray (Ari - QB)
11. (127) LeSean McCoy (KC - RB)
12. (138) Jack Doyle (Ind - TE)
13. (151) Mark Andrews (Bal - TE)
14. (162) Adrian Peterson (Was - RB)
15. (175) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
16. (186) Zane Gonzalez (Ari - K)

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