Stampede Blue League 3 (ID# 373633)

℧ Draft Report Card

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In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, R C's Ingeneous Team Is a Team to Watch

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. R C's Ingeneous Team put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in Stampede Blue League 3 League at 7-6-0 (1,609 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (33rd overall), RB Arian Foster (16th), WR Wes Welker (40th), and TE Jimmy Graham (9th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the highest-scoring TE pair in the league, as they added Graham and Eric Ebron.

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Schedule

R C's Ingeneous Team should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for R C's Ingeneous Team.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for R C's Ingeneous Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Bishop Sankey) and fourth-ranked (Mark Ingram) RBs.

  • Doing It By Committee

    Here's hoping that there are enough balls to go around for the New England Patriots, as R C's Ingeneous Team scooped up a couple of their WRs in the middle of the draft (Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola).

  • Highlight Reel

    R C's Ingeneous Team is loaded at TE, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

  • Team of Champions

    R C's Ingeneous 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 (Jimmy Graham, Matthew Stafford, and Knowshon Moreno).

  • Big D

    R C's Ingeneous Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Potent Potential

    Eric Ebron and Johnny Manziel are a couple of late-round fliers with nice upside for R C's Ingeneous Team.

Player Analysis

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    A Return to Huge Numbers

    Sean Payton's return to the Saints' sideline seemed to work out for Jimmy Graham, who was owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other TE.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Mr. Do-It-All

    Arian Foster is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,432 total yards (1,054 rushing, 377 receiving).

    • M. Stafford, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    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 (4,950).

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    Was the 64th Pick the Right Time for Julian Edelman?

    R C's Ingeneous Team apparently believes it is. The Patriots' wide receiver is projected to get 228 points this year, after putting up 252 last year.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 81
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Golden Tate on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."

Best Available

There are three positions that R C's Ingeneous Team could look to improve, including DEF and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Baltimore Defanse
    • Rank 233, ADP 143
    • New York Defanse
    • Rank 240, ADP 124
    • Kenny Stills
    • Rank 129, ADP 130
    • James Jones
    • Rank 137, ADP 129
  • 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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1. (9) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
2. (16) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
3. (33) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
4. (40) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
5. (57) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
6. (64) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
7. (81) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
8. (88) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
9. (105) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
10. (112) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
11. (129) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
12. (136) Jarrett Boykin (GB - WR)
13. (153) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
14. (160) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
15. (177) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
16. (184) Houston (Hou - DEF)
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