Stampede Blue League 3 (ID# 373633)

The Statutory Apes Draft Report Card

B-
Grade

Despite a Set of Beast RBs, The Statutory Apes Should Probably Stop Reading This Draft Recap Now

Draft Summary

"With the fifth pick in the draft, The Statutory Apes selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fifth), The Statutory Apes is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,573 points). With six WRs on the roster, The Statutory Apes guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 199, their WRs projected average of 187 points won't be much different than the rest of the wideouts around the league. They built one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they added Matt Forte, Andre Ellington, and Maurice Jones-Drew.

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

Schedule

The Statutory Apes should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, The Statutory Apes has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    The Statutory Apes will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Torrey Smith), fourth- (Greg Jennings), and fifth-ranked (Cecil Shorts III) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    The Statutory Apes is stacked at RB, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    The Statutory Apes might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Jay Cutler) and second-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Officially Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the The Statutory Apes roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • A Dominating Duo

    The Statutory Apes has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Donte Moncrief, The Statutory Apes pounced on him at pick No. 188.

Player Analysis

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Does Matt Forte Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Forte is ranked third in the league with 1,701 all-purpose yards.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Old Fashioned

    The Statutory Apes stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Matt Forte and Andre Ellington before targeting other positions.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

    Jordy Nelson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank ninth in the league.

    • V. Jackson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will Vincent Jackson be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,198 receiving yards this year.

    • Vernon Davis, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    A Big Target in the Red Zone

    With 6.6 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on The Statutory Apes, TE and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Tim Wright
    • Rank 169, ADP 139
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 177, ADP 123
    • 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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The Statutory Apes
1. (5) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
2. (20) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
3. (29) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (44) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
5. (53) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
6. (68) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
7. (77) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
8. (92) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
9. (101) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
10. (116) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
11. (125) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
12. (140) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
13. (149) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
14. (164) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
15. (173) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
16. (188) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
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