Screwston Fantasy (ID# 36815)

Stafford Infection Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Stafford Infection Probably Should Have Done Some Research

Draft Summary

The rest of the league must be shaking their heads at Stafford Infection, who successfully took a high draft position and flushed it straight down the toilet. They are projected to finish ninth in Screwston Fantasy League with a record of 5-8-0. They loaded up on running backs early and often, using four of their first seven picks to snatch up RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Andre Ellington (second round), Ray Rice (sixth round) and Pierre Thomas (seventh round). If these players can play up to expectations, Stafford Infection can have some success. They are the highest-scoring RB combo in the league.

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Schedule

Stafford Infection should just disappear for a while during Week 12. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Stafford Infection also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Stafford Infection, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Kendall Wright) and fourth-ranked (Steve Smith Sr.) wideouts.

  • RB or Bust

    RB is the only stronger-than-average position group for Stafford Infection.

  • Team of Champions

    Stafford Infection 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 (Jamaal Charles, Antonio Brown, and Matthew Stafford).

  • My One and Only

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

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    2014 Could be More of the Same

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

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 24
    Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Ellington is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,508 total yards.

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

    Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 97 projected catches rank fourth in the league.

    • C. Patterson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Screwston Fantasy League, Stafford Infection may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 805 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,846 all-purpose yards.

    • M. Stafford, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,942).

Best Available

With five below-average positions on Stafford Infection, DEF and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 231, ADP 144
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 242, ADP 141
    • Kenbrell Thompkins
    • Rank 163, ADP 125
    • Jerricho Cotchery
    • Rank 173, ADP 125
  • 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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Stafford Infection
1. (1) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (24) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
3. (25) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
4. (48) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
5. (49) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
6. (72) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
7. (73) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
8. (96) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
9. (97) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
10. (120) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
11. (121) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
12. (144) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
13. (145) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
14. (168) New York (NYG - DEF)
15. (169) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
16. (192) Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
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