Monty's Monsters Draft Report Card


Despite Reaching for a Few Early-Rounders, Monty's Monsters Finishes the Draft as Paper Champions

Draft Summary

Whether or not Monty's Monsters was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by Monty's Monsters that led to a season projection of 12-2-0 (14,110 points) and a first-place finish in Packer Fans League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Andrew Luck (2nd overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (7th) and DeMarco Murray (18th), and WRs Julio Jones (10th) and Amari Cooper (15th). They landed the best QB pair in the league, as they added Luck and Eli Manning to their squad.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Monty's Monsters (five), Week 8 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the least challenging schedule.

Draft Notes

  • A Good Problem to Have?

    Monty's Monsters will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Frank Gore), fourth- (Latavius Murray), and fifth-ranked (Justin Forsett) RBs.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Monty's Monsters snagged projected points leaders (Andrew Luck, Jarvis Landry, and Buffalo).

  • Positional Fortitude

    Monty's Monsters has five positions that are stronger than league average. While DEF, WR, and K are projected to be good, RB is the best on Monty's Monsters.

  • Close to the Vest

    Monty's Monsters was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing 11 "low-risk" players out of 23 picks.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. Monty's Monsters isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 6.3 years of NFL experience.

  • Officially Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the Monty's Monsters roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 3).

Player Analysis

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Monty's Monsters Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side

    Any questions about Luck's development were quelled last year, as the Indy gunslinger firmly entrenched himself among fantasy's elite at the QB position.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 7
    Eddie Lacy Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Monty's Monsters should be in decent shape if Lacy gets his 329 projected touches this year.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 10
    Hopping for Julio

    Jones was the lone NFL player to log 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 15
    Oakland's New Toy

    And now Monty's Monsters gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 18
    Can DeMarco Duplicate?

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one RB (Le'Veon Bell) appeared on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

Best Available

Monty's Monsters has one subpar position, TE, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Greg Olsen
    • Rank 48, ADP 48
    • Travis Kelce
    • Rank 49, ADP 49
    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 84, ADP 66
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 86, ADP 71
  • 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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Monty's Monsters
1. (2) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
2. (7) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
3. (10) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
4. (15) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
5. (18) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
6. (23) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
7. (26) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
8. (31) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
9. (34) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
10. (39) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
11. (42) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
12. (47) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
13. (50) Justin Forsett (Bal - RB)
14. (55) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
15. (58) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
16. (63) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
17. (66) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
18. (71) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
19. (74) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
20. (79) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
21. (82) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
22. (87) Cleveland (Cle - DEF)
23. (90) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
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