Belgrade Beer Drinkers (ID# 285420)

The Red Wedding Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Led by a Quality Group of RBs, The Red Wedding Looks Like a Playoff Squad

Draft Summary

Picking seventh, The Red Wedding put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League (8-6-0, 1,425 points).

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Keeper Summary

The Red Wedding made use of eight of their 12 keeper positions, loading up on RBs. They retained three RBs among their five highest-ranked keepers-- Jamaal Charles (2.1 ADP), Eddie Lacy (5.5 ADP), and C.J. Spiller (43.8 ADP). On average, their keepers are slightly more valuable (by 6.8%) than the draft picks that they replaced.

Schedule

The Red Wedding might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, The Red Wedding also has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for The Red Wedding, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (C.J. Spiller) and fourth-ranked (Jacquizz Rodgers) RBs.

  • The Best Strength is a Good Weakness

    The strongest projected unit on The Red Wedding is RB; however, it's ranked below the league-average projection for that group.

  • The Best Player Plays

    The Red Wedding is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Checked Out Early

    The Red Wedding didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Team of Champions

    The Red Wedding is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Alshon Jeffery.

  • Potent Potential

    Blake Bortles and Cody Latimer are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for The Red Wedding.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Choosy Moms Choose Jamaal

    Owners who took a chance on Jamaal Charles were rewarded nicely last year, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Lacy is ranked 10th in the league with 1,501 all-purpose yards.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    157 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks 10th in the Belgrade Beer Drinkers League among WRs with 157 projected fantasy points.

    • M. Stafford, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 57
    The Red Wedding's Stud Signal-Caller

    Matthew Stafford is projected to rack up 303 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

    • Tavon Austin, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 67
    Trigger Happy

    With their seventh-round pick, The Red Wedding pulled the trigger. They drafted Tavon Austin at pick number 67 despite an ADP of just 131.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

While The Red Wedding is expected to be weak across six positions, QB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • Rank 94, ADP 117
    • Josh McCown
    • Rank 141, ADP 133
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 147, ADP 125
    • Eli Manning
    • Rank 151, ADP 132
  • 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 Red Wedding
1. (7) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (17) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
3. (27) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (37) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
5. (47) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
6. (57) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
7. (67) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
8. (77) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
9. (87) Sidney Rice (Sea - WR)
10. (97) Jacquizz Rodgers (Atl - RB)
11. (107) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
12. (117) Aaron Dobson (NE - WR)
13. (127) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
14. (137) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
15. (147) Scott Chandler (Buf - TE)
16. (157) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
17. (167) Cody Latimer (Den - WR)
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