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2019 Football Draft Grades

FeelTheJohnson

A- Grade

With a Talented Group of WRs, FeelTheJohnson are the Best Team, Period

Draft Summary

Stuck with the last pick in the first round, FeelTheJohnson was able to mastermind a superb draft. With DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. expected to combine for the highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league, FeelTheJohnson are projected to finish atop Hockey Mayhem with a flawless record of 14-0 (1,819 points).

Keep an Eye On (Marlon Mack)

FeelTheJohnson undoubtedly know how to pick ’em, and Mack has the best chance among the keepers to take a step forward. Coming off a season in which he rushed for 908 yards and 9 TDs and hauled in 17 passes for 103 yards and 1 TD in 12 games, totaling 156 fantasy points, Mack is projected to score 197 fantasy points with the Colts. That makes him a valuable No. 2 RB for this squad

Reach Pick (Ben Roethlisberger)

You must have stepped away from the draft, right? This was an autopick. There’s no other explanation for the decision to choose Roethlisberger in the 11th round, about three rounds earlier than his ADP of 114. Projected to score 346 fantasy points this season with the Steelers, he will need to outperform expectations to improve upon last year when he threw for 5,129 yards and 34 TDs with 16 INTs to post 394 fantasy points. But do you really need an extra QB? After all, you can only start one a week. Roethlisberger will slot in as the No. 2 QB for FeelTheJohnson, based on projections.

Draft Notes

  • Fashionably late? You became the last owner in the league to draft a running back with your selection of Dalvin Cook (No. 16 overall).

  • Week 10 will bring a tough task for FeelTheJohnson, as they have three players on a bye (DeAndre Hopkins, Ka’imi Fairbairn, and Julian Edelman). Perhaps leveling the playing field, your Week 10 opponent — Forte Shades of Jay — will also be tackling their worst bye week with five players getting the week off.

  • With a strength of schedule that ranks as the easiest based on projections, FeelTheJohnson have a straightforward road in Hockey Mayhem this season. Don’t be fooled, though, your work is just getting started. For those players who don’t remain active, even the softest schedules can present problems.

  • With an average of 5.2 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league, FeelTheJohnson are balancing both youth and experience. They selected two rookies (Josh Jacobs and Darrell Henderson Jr.), the highest total in the league. In total, there were six rookies selected over the course of the Hockey Mayhem draft.

 


 

Millennium Falcons

A- Grade

Despite Stretching for Some Picks, Millennium Falcons Should Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

Draft Summary

Millennium Falcons turned the No. 5 overall pick into a projected 3rd-place finish in Hockey Mayhem. Millennium Falcons are predicted to put up a total of 1,801 points based on the current roster, which would result in an 8-6 record.

Biggest Steal (Carson Wentz)

Millennium Falcons notched a tremendous late-round value with the selection of Wentz at No. 101, about two rounds later than his ADP of 86. Following a season in which he threw for 3,074 yards and 21 TDs with 7 interceptions in 11 games, totaling 202 fantasy points, Wentz is projected to score 340 fantasy points with the Eagles. That makes him a valuable No. 2 QB for this squad.

Going Out on a Limb (Alshon Jeffery)

You must know something nobody else does. We’re not sure why else you would select Jeffery with the 5th pick of the 5th round, about five rounds earlier than his ADP of 76. Then again, perhaps you’re onto something? Projected to score 109 fantasy points this season with the Eagles, he appears set to beat last year when he recorded 65 catches for 843 yards and 6 TDs in 13 games, posting 91 fantasy points. Based on projected points, Jeffery will slot in as the No. 5 WR for Millennium Falcons to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • With only three defenses off the board, Millennium Falcons saw a run looming and jumped in early, taking Cleveland at No. 77 overall. Three more defensive units went in the subsequent 8 non-keeper picks.

  • Fashionably late? With the selection of QB Carson Wentz (No. 101 overall), you became the last owner in the league to draft a quarterback.

  • With a second-half strength of schedule that ranks as the most difficult based on projected records, Millennium Falcons won’t have it easy in the late stages in Hockey Mayhem. Despite that, for the season as a whole, Millennium Falcons face a pretty fair schedule rated as the 5th hardest.

  • Millennium Falcons are leading the youth movement, putting together a lineup with an average of 3.9 years of NFL experience, ranking as the youngest group in the league. Despite that, they didn’t select any of the six rookies drafted.


 

 

Liberty City Outlaws

B Grade

Led by an Impressive Backfield, Liberty City Outlaws Will Be a Tough Out

Draft Summary

Liberty City Outlaws turned the No. 6 overall pick into a projected 4th-place finish in Hockey Mayhem. The team is particularly strong at running back, as Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon III are slated to combine for the 2nd-highest point total of all starting RB groups in the league. Liberty City Outlaws are predicted to put up a total of 1,759 points based on the current roster, which would result in an 8-6 record.

Keep an Eye On (JuJu Smith-Schuster)

Liberty City Outlaws obviously have an eye for talent, and Smith-Schuster seems the most likely among the keepers to elevate his game. Following a season in which he racked up 111 catches for 1,426 yards and 7 TDs, totaling 137 fantasy points, Smith-Schuster is projected to score 154 fantasy points with the Steelers. That makes him a valuable No. 1 WR for this squad.

Stretch Pick (Sammy Watkins)

You might have been a little overeager when making the decision to draft Watkins with the 6th pick in the 6th round, about six rounds earlier than his ADP of 93. Perhaps you’re onto something, though. Projected to score 100 fantasy points this season with the Chiefs, he looks set to surpass last year when he hauled in 40 balls for 519 yards and 3 TDs over 10 games, posting 57 fantasy points. According to projected points, Watkins will slot in as the No. 4 WR for Liberty City Outlaws to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • Liberty City Outlaws look to be all in on the Chargers this season, as the selections of Melvin Gordon III, Los Angeles, and Philip Rivers give them three Los Angeles players, tied for the most of any team in your league. League-wide, the most popular team was the Rams, as eight of them were selected in the draft.

  • Liberty City Outlaws face a tough task in Week 12 when they have five players on a bye (Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon III, Los Angeles, Adam Thielen, and Sammy Watkins). Rock Crushers, your Week 12 opponent, will have three players (Kyler Murray, Minnesota, and Keenan Allen) getting the week off.

  • For the first half of the season, Liberty City Outlaws have a tough road in Hockey Mayhem according to projections with an early-season strength of schedule ranked as the most difficult. Even so, for the full season, Liberty City Outlaws should expect a pretty fair path rated as the 5th toughest.

  • Liberty City Outlaws seem to be counting on veteran leadership, assembling a lineup with an average of 6.1 years of NFL experience, ranking as the 2nd-oldest group in the league. Case in point: they didn’t pick any of the six rookies drafted.


 

 

Texas Bullies

B Grade

Led by an Impressive Group of RBs, Texas Bullies Have a Chance to Win this League

Draft Summary

Blessed with the first pick, Texas Bullies had an outstanding performance. The team is especially tough at running back, as Saquon Barkley and Joe Mixon are slated to combine for the highest point total of all starting RB groups in the league. Texas Bullies are projected to finish 2nd in Hockey Mayhem with a record of 10-4 (1,820 points).

Biggest Mover (Kerryon Johnson)

The RB ought to take the biggest jump from last year of all the offensive picks by Texas Bullies. Following a rookie season in which he ran for 641 yards and 3 TDs and snagged 32 balls for 213 yards and 1 TD in 10 games, totaling 99 fantasy points, Johnson is projected to score 178 fantasy points with the Lions, a 79% jump. That makes him a valuable No. 3 RB for this squad.

Going Out on a Limb (Dede Westbrook)

There are thousands of self-declared fantasy experts nowadays, so there’s no telling who inspired you to select Westbrook at No. 89, about 18 slots earlier than his ADP of 107. Then again, you could be onto something? Projected to score 102 fantasy points this season with the Jaguars, he looks poised to beat last year when he grabbed 66 passes for 717 yards and 5 TDs, totaling 88 fantasy points. Westbrook will slot in as the No. 4 WR for Texas Bullies, according to projections.

Draft Notes

  • Texas Bullies are in for a rude awakening in Week 9 when they have five players on a bye (Drew Brees, Joe Mixon, Greg Zuerlein, New Orleans, and Brandin Cooks). Your Week 9 opponent, FeelTheJohnson, won’t be nearly as encumbered with only two players (Jared Cook and Darrell Henderson Jr.) on a bye.

  • Texas Bullies face one of the least challenging schedules in Hockey Mayhem this season based on projected records with a strength of schedule ranked as the 2nd easiest.

  • Texas Bullies have compiled a fairly young squad with an average of 3.9 years of NFL experience, ranking as the 2nd-youngest group in the league. Still, they didn’t select any of the six rookies drafted.

  • It’s clear that Texas Bullies focused on scooping up high-level talent, having assembled a top-heavy squad. The top players from each position, combined, are really potent, slated to score the highest point total in the league. The rest of the roster, meanwhile, doesn’t inspire quite as much optimism, as they’re expected to compile a point total ranking in the middle of the pack.


 

 

NewEngland Deflators

B- Grade

After a Few Too Many Stretch Picks, Syracuse Express Have a Lot of Work To Do

Draft Summary

Syracuse Express won’t strike fear in the heart of anyone with a projected record of 0-14 (1,600 points). Syracuse Express are projected to finish 8th in Hockey Mayhem.

Biggest Steal (Eric Ebron)

Syracuse Express netted an outstanding late-round bargain when they chose Ebron at No. 95, about three rounds later than his ADP of 73. Following a season in which he caught 66 balls for 750 yards and 13 TDs, totaling 130 fantasy points, Ebron is projected to score 69 fantasy points with the Colts. That makes him a valuable No. 1 TE for this squad.

Stretch Pick (Larry Fitzgerald)

Everyone, it seems, fancies themselves the next Scott Pianowski nowadays, so there’s no telling what prompted you to choose Fitzgerald in the 10th round, about four rounds earlier than his ADP of 114. Projected to score 73 fantasy points this season with the Cardinals, he will need to outperform expectations to surpass last year when he racked up 69 receptions for 734 yards and 6 TDs to post 94 fantasy points. Based on projected points, Fitzgerald will slot in as the No. 5 WR for Syracuse Express to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • Better late than never. You were the last owner in the league to draft a wide receiver and tight end with Antonio Brown (No. 23 overall) and Eric Ebron (No. 95 overall).

  • Syracuse Express face a tough task in Week 6 when they have seven players on a bye, led by Mitchell Trubisky, Tarik Cohen, and Antonio Brown. Your Week 6 opponent, Liberty City Outlaws, won’t be quite as encumbered with only two players (Andrew Luck and Devin Funchess) on a bye.

  • Syracuse Express face an uphill battle in Hockey Mayhem this season according to projections with a strength of schedule ranked as the most difficult. But that doesn’t mean you have to lose. Strength of schedule doesn’t incorporate how active you are. Fantasy football rewards players who put in the work, so make sure to stay on top of the newest free agents each week.

  • Syracuse Express must prioritize age before beauty, assembling a roster with an average of 6.8 years of NFL experience, ranking as the oldest group in the league. Despite that, they still selected two rookies (David Montgomery and Noah Fant), the highest total in the league. In total, there were six rookies selected over the course of the Hockey Mayhem draft.


 

 

Forte Shades of Jay

C Grade

After a Few Too Many Stretch Picks, Forte Shades of Jay Aren’t Exactly a Team That Can Win

Draft Summary

Despite drawing the No. 4 overall pick, Forte Shades of Jay drafted a roster that may have difficulty picking up wins. Opponents are likely to enjoy defeating them with regularity, as this team is projected to finish 6th in Hockey Mayhem. Forte Shades of Jay are predicted to have a record of 5-9 (1,706 points).

Most Improved (Keke Coutee)

Of all the offensive selections by Forte Shades of Jay, Coutee seems poised to show the most improvement over last year. Coming off a rookie season in which he hauled in 28 passes for 287 yards and 1 TD in 6 games, totaling 25 fantasy points, Coutee is projected to score 80 fantasy points with the Texans, a 218% improvement. That makes him the No. 6 WR for this squad.

Reach Pick (Curtis Samuel)

Either you know something that we don’t or you got a little carried away with the selection of Samuel in the 11th round, about three rounds earlier than his ADP of 111. Projected to score 83 fantasy points this season with the Panthers, he’ll aim to perform similarly to last year when he recorded 39 catches for 494 yards and 5 TDs in 13 games, posting 81 fantasy points. According to projections, Samuel will slot in as the No. 5 WR for Forte Shades of Jay to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • Forte Shades of Jay appear to be particularly deep at tight end, taking more than any other team in the league with three, compared to the league average of just 2.1. On the other end of the spectrum, the roster seems a bit thin at running back, selecting fewer than any team in the league with only three. The league average is 4.9.

  • The early bird gets the worm. You beat your opponents to the punch at both quarterback and tight end, becoming the first team to draft a player at each position with Deshaun Watson (No. 44 overall) and Travis Kelce (No. 12 overall).

  • Week 10 will present a difficult task for Forte Shades of Jay, as they have five players on a bye (Deshaun Watson, Sony Michel, Jacksonville, Zach Ertz, and Keke Coutee). On the bright side, your Week 10 opponent — FeelTheJohnson — will also be tackling their worst bye week with three players (DeAndre Hopkins, Ka’imi Fairbairn, and Julian Edelman) on the sideline.

  • With a first-half strength of schedule that ranks as the 2nd-most difficult based on projected records, Forte Shades of Jay have one of the toughest schedules in the early-going in Hockey Mayhem. Despite that, for the full season, Forte Shades of Jay should expect a fairly balanced schedule that rates as the 3rd toughest.


 

 

NewEngland Deflators

C Grade

After a Couple Stretches, NewEngland Deflators Need Work

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with a solid draft position (No. 3 overall), expectations were high for NewEngland Deflators. But those expectations vanished quickly after they drafted, as this team looks to be on pace for an unexceptional 5th-place finish in Hockey Mayhem. NewEngland Deflators are projected to post a record of 7-7 (1,718 points).

Most Likely to Improve (Aaron Jones)

Of all the offensive players selected by NewEngland Deflators, Jones seems poised to take the biggest leap over last year. Following a season in which he rushed for 728 yards and 8 TDs and snagged 26 balls for 206 yards and 1 TD in 12 games, totaling 138 fantasy points, Jones is projected to score 202 fantasy points with the Packers, a 47% jump. That makes him a valuable No. 2 RB for this squad.

Reach Pick (Miles Sanders)

You must have had an inside man when deciding to select Sanders in the 11th round, about three rounds earlier than his ADP of 109. Sanders is projected to score 86 fantasy points this season with the Eagles. Sanders will slot in as the No. 5 RB for NewEngland Deflators, according to projected points.

Draft Notes

  • NewEngland Deflators face a difficult challenge in Week 11 when they have four players on a bye (Aaron Jones, Derrick Henry, Mason Crosby, and Sterling Shepard). Your Week 11 opponent, Liberty City Outlaws, won’t be nearly as short-handed with only one player (Geronimo Allison) on the sideline.

  • Based on projections, NewEngland Deflators have a straightforward road in the early-going in Hockey Mayhem with a first-half strength of schedule that rates as the easiest. Even so, for the full season, NewEngland Deflators should expect a fairly balanced schedule rated as the 4th hardest.

  • With an average of 4.9 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league, NewEngland Deflators have compiled a fairly balanced lineup. They selected one rookie (Miles Sanders). In total, there were six rookies selected over the course of the Hockey Mayhem draft.


 

 

Rock Crushers

C Grade

After Some Gambles, Rock Crushers Have Some Work to Do

Draft Summary

Rock Crushers was handed a solid draft position, and they dropped the ball. Even though they had the No. 2 overall pick, they’re projected to finish 7th in Hockey Mayhem. Rock Crushers are looking at a final record of 4-10 (1,685 points).

Best Steal (A.J. Green)

Rock Crushers netted a fantastic late-round value with the pick of Green in the 13th round, about five rounds later than his ADP of 60. Coming off a season in which he hauled in 46 passes for 694 yards and 6 TDs in 9 games, totaling 78 fantasy points, Green is projected to score 104 fantasy points with the Bengals. That makes him the No. 5 WR for this squad.

Stretch Pick (Kyler Murray)

Either you know something nobody else does or you got ahead of yourself with the selection of Murray at No. 74, about 14 picks earlier than his ADP of 88. Murray is projected to score 276 fantasy points this season with the Cardinals. But do you really need excess QBs? You can only start one at a time. Murray will slot in as the No. 2 QB for Rock Crushers, according to projected points.

Draft Notes

  • Rock Crushers are in for a rude awakening in Week 10 when they have four players on a bye (Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette, Jordan Howard, and Derrius Guice). Your Week 10 opponent, Texas Bullies, won’t be nearly as encumbered with only one player (Dede Westbrook) on a bye week.

  • With a strength of schedule that rates as the 2nd-most difficult according to projected records, Rock Crushers have one of the hardest schedules in Hockey Mayhem this season. But don’t lose hope. You can’t control strength of schedule, but you can control the work you put in. Fantasy football rewards those owners who put in the work, so be sure to stay on top of your top players’ health.

  • Rock Crushers must be counting on veteran leadership to rein in youthful exuberance, compiling a balanced lineup with an average of 5.4 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league. They selected one rookie (Kyler Murray). In total, there were six rookies selected over the course of the Hockey Mayhem draft.

  • Whatever the plan heading into the draft, it surely didn’t involve accumulating such a weak group of top-line players. The top players from each position on Rock Crushers, as a group, are forecasted to tally the 2nd-lowest point total in the league. Unfortunately, the rest of the roster isn’t much better, as those players are expected to combine for a point total that ranks in the middle of the pack.

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