Athlon Media NY (ID# 309103)

KC Masterpiece Draft Report Card

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Grade

With Too Many Reaches Early, KC Masterpiece Should Have Tried Harder

Draft Summary

Congratulations, KC Masterpiece has earned a participation award. Because that's just about all they did in this draft, participate. This delightful roster (for the opposition) is projected to finish 12th in Athlon Media NY League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,187 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Le'Veon Bell (second round), Reggie Bush (fourth round), and Trent Richardson (fifth round). In spite of that positional emphasis, they landed one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league.

Brutal draft. Still, you should nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame. That way, your players will have to live up to the pressure.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, KC Masterpiece has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most challenging schedule. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, KC Masterpiece also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Good Problem to Have

    KC Masterpiece will have some nail-biting decisions to make each week at RB, with a small projected points difference between their second- (Trent Richardson), third- (Reggie Bush), and fourth-ranked (Shane Vereen) RBs.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    KC Masterpiece might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Colin Kaepernick) and second-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    KC Masterpiece got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Dominating Duo

    KC Masterpiece has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, KC Masterpiece chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    KC Masterpiece grabbed a sleeper in Kenny Britt with pick No. 175.

Player Analysis

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Meeting His Expectations

    Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.

    • C. Kaepernick, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    Time to Sign Up for Andy Behrens' Fantasy Camp

    Colin Kaepernick isn't projected to be in the NFL's top-15 in either passing yards (27th with 3,236) or TDs (17th with 22.7), but KC Masterpiece still snagged him with the 31st pick.

    • Reggie Bush, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    He Can Catch, Too

    Reggie Bush is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 514.

    • M. Colston, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Was the 66th Pick the Right Time for Marques Colston?

    KC Masterpiece apparently believes it is. The Saints' wide receiver is projected to put up 139 points this year, after getting 124 last year.

    • Tavon Austin, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 79
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time KC Masterpiece took Tavon Austin WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Austin was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

While KC Masterpiece is projected to have six below-average positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Dallas Defanse
    • Rank 276, ADP 120
    • Pittsburgh Defanse
    • Rank 283, ADP 121
    • Cleveland Defanse
    • Rank 289, ADP 126
  • 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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KC Masterpiece
1. (7) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
2. (18) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (31) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
4. (42) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
5. (55) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
6. (66) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
7. (79) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
8. (90) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
9. (103) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
10. (114) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
11. (127) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
12. (138) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
13. (151) Nick Novak (SD - K)
14. (162) Jerricho Cotchery (Car - WR)
15. (175) Kenny Britt (StL - WR)
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