You know what, Andrew Luck's Team, maybe you should just hold off on pursuing your dreams for a while. Maybe just ask them where they're going and hook up with 'em later, when you have a team capable of winning. Andrew Luck's Team is projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,539 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Montee Ball (first round), Toby Gerhart (third round), and C.J. Spiller (fourth round). They landed the worst group of WRs in the league, as they added A.J. Green, Michael Crabtree and Riley Cooper for their rotation.
Andrew Luck's Team should use Week 4 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 entire season, they have one of the toughest slates. Andrew Luck's Team will be hard-pressed to start or finish fast, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be more challenging than the league average.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Andrew Luck's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (C.J. Spiller) and fourth-ranked (Terrance West) RBs.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Andrew Luck's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
This is the American version, folks. Andrew Luck's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Defense Wins Championships?
Andrew Luck's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
With five steals in the first 10 rounds (including Matt Prater, Seattle, and Michael Crabtree), Andrew Luck's Team made some shrewd moves.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Andrew Luck's Team got a steal in snatching Matt Prater in the ninth round (108th overall pick vs. ADP of 78.8).
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- Montee Ball, RB
- Round 1, Pick 12
Montee Ball is projected to finish eighth in the league with 1,454 total yards (1,030 rushing, 424 receiving).
267 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Green ranks sixth in the Stampede Blue League 3 League among WRs with 267 projected fantasy points.
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
With their third-round pick, Andrew Luck's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Toby Gerhart at pick number 36 despite an ADP of just 47.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Haters Gonna Hate
- C.J. Spiller, RB
- Round 4, Pick 37
The rest of Stampede Blue League 3 League overlooked a gem, and Andrew Luck's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing C.J. Spiller.
Rethinking That One
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 60
Michael Crabtree went with the 60th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (33rd) and receiving yards (38th) with 5.9 and 915 respectively.
If Andrew Luck's Team is interested in making a roster move, QB is one area they could improve.
- Michael Vick
- Rank 226, ADP 122
Bye Week Points LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."