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    Luckness Monster Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Despite a Formidable Set of WRs, Luckness Monster Isn't Going to Scare Anyone

    Draft Summary

    If there was a Hall of Average, Luckness Monster would have a plaque. Unfortunately, there isn't, so instead they'll just have to settle for losing more often than not. This team is projected to finish in eighth-place in Stampede Blue League 3 League at 6-7-0 (1,544 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Demaryius Thomas (first round), Victor Cruz (third round), and Reggie Wayne (fifth round). They built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they have Marshawn Lynch, Stevan Ridley, Shonn Greene, and James Starks on their roster.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Luckness Monster should use Week 12 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest schedules. Luckness Monster has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Luckness Monster will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Brian Hartline), fourth- (Reggie Wayne), and fifth-ranked (Justin Hunter) wideouts.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Luckness Monster picked up projected top-3 players (Stephen Gostkowski, Demaryius Thomas, and Carolina).

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Luckness Monster hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Justin Hunter, Luckness Monster pounced on him at pick No. 154.

    • Biggest Steal

      If other Yahoo! users are right, Luckness Monster got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Stephen Gostkowski (106th overall pick vs. ADP of 75.7).

    • Luckness Monster Went All YOLO Here

      Grabbing James Starks at pick 178 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Starks is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Luckness Monster to encourage the Stampede Blue League 3 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 15
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He should run cool this season with 233 projected points.

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 39
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Nick Foles was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Reggie Wayne, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 58
      Rethinking That One

      While drafted 58th overall, Reggie Wayne isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (43rd with 5.6) or receiving yards (48th with 837).

      • Stevan Ridley, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 63
      Was the 63rd Pick the Right Time for Stevan Ridley?

      Luckness Monster apparently believes it is. The Patriots' running back is projected to earn 144 points this year, after putting up 128 last year.

    Best Available

    Luckness Monster has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (RB and TE), but RB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

      • Christine Michael
      • Rank 119, ADP 126
      • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
      • Rank 188, ADP 118
    • 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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    Luckness Monster
    1. (10) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (15) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    3. (34) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    4. (39) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    5. (58) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    6. (63) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    7. (82) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    8. (87) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    9. (106) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    10. (111) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
    11. (130) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    12. (135) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    13. (154) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
    14. (159) Shonn Greene (Ten - RB)
    15. (178) James Starks (GB - RB)
    16. (183) Jerricho Cotchery (Car - WR)
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