GENIUS Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish 10th, GENIUS Isn't Going to Win Much

Draft Summary

Maybe GENIUS was out partying with Gronk and autodrafted? Hopefully that's their excuse as they are projected to finish 10th in FFL 2015 League with a record of 1-12-0 (2,124 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Eddie Lacy (first round), LeSean McCoy (second round), and Carlos Hyde (fifth round). They put together the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Kelvin Benjamin, Golden Tate, DeSean Jackson, and Brandon Marshall on their team.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?


GENIUS should use Week 8 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average slate. GENIUS has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    GENIUS grabbed a sleeper in Joseph Randle with pick No. 156.

  • Robert Griffin III Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Griffin III is projected to deliver 483 rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.

  • Insider Trading?

    Andy Dalton is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) GENIUS has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Advanced Math

    If GENIUS had a nickel for every time Eddie Lacy is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 318 nickels.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Old Fashioned

    GENIUS stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and LeSean McCoy before targeting other positions.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Will His Production Drop-Off?

    GENIUS sure hopes not. Though he might not put up Saints-esque numbers, Graham is almost certain to be one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets moving forward.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Keen on Kelvin

    Benjamin was one of three rookie WRs to reach the 1,000-yard mark last year, joining Beckham (1,305) and Evans (1,051). He led all rookies with 145 total targets in 2014.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    Finding Paydirt

    With 8.5 rushing TDs, Carlos Hyde is projected to finish eighth in the NFL in that category.

Best Available

GENIUS has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Eric Decker
    • Rank 80, ADP 92
    • Mike Wallace
    • Rank 83, ADP 93
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 141
    • Carolina Defense
    • Rank 224, ADP 130
  • 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. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (16) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
3. (25) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
4. (36) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
5. (45) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
6. (56) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
7. (65) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
8. (76) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
9. (85) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
10. (96) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
11. (105) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
12. (116) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
13. (125) Cleveland (Cle - DEF)
14. (136) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
15. (145) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
16. (156) Joseph Randle (Dal - RB)
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