FFL 2015 (ID# 285420)

alfred's Grand Team Draft Report Card

B-
Grade

Despite a Set of Monster RBs, alfred's Grand Team Needs Help

Draft Summary

The GM of alfred's Grand Team took the second overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. alfred's Grand Team will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish sixth in FFL 2015 League with a record of 6-7-0 (2,398 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (2nd overall), RB Arian Foster (22nd), WR Demaryius Thomas (19th), and TE Travis Kelce (39th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with a legit QB combo, as they added Luck and Alex Smith to their squad.

Schedule

alfred's Grand Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most difficult schedule. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, alfred's Grand Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden?

    alfred's Grand Team has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, QB, and DEF.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, alfred's Grand Team picked up projected top-two players (Andrew Luck, Arian Foster, and Seattle).

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With nine "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, alfred's Grand Team is looking for dependable help.

  • Team of Champions

    alfred's Grand Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Andrew Luck, Demaryius Thomas, and Arian Foster).

  • Big D

    alfred's Grand Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    alfred's Grand Team nabbed a sleeper in Kyle Rudolph with pick No. 142.

Player Analysis

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    alfred's Grand Team Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side

    A bargain at his ADP last year, Andrew Luck was owned on more playoff rosters and championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other QB.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    The Man at Mile-High

    With Eric Decker out of the mix, Thomas received a league-high 184 targets last season. Expect more from Peyton's favorite weapon in 2015.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, alfred's Grand Team didn't grab their first RB (Arian Foster) until the third round.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    A Tight End with Some Wheels

    With a projection of 791 yards through the air, Travis Kelce ranks third in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will DeAndre Hopkins get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,204 receiving yards this year.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on alfred's Grand Team, K and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Caleb Sturgis
    • Rank 230, ADP 145
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 242, ADP 137
    • Larry Donnell
    • Rank 127, ADP 129
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 131, ADP 136
  • 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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alfred's Grand Team
1. (2) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
2. (19) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
3. (22) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
4. (39) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
5. (42) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
6. (59) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
7. (62) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
8. (79) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
9. (82) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
10. (99) Demontre Hurst (Chi - CB)
11. (102) Antwon Blake (Pit - CB)
12. (119) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
13. (122) Sheldon Richardson (NYJ - DT)
14. (139) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
15. (142) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
16. (159) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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