Tuftmeisters Draft Report Card


Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Tuftmeisters Should Have Tried Harder

Draft Summary

Tuftmeisters was handed a solid draft position and apparently they saw that as an opportunity to blow it. Even though they had the third overall pick, they're projected to finish 11th in Let's Do It For The Dinosaurs League with a mark of 3-10-0 (1,185 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Drew Brees (27th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (3rd) and Alfred Morris (46th), and WRs Jordan Matthews (22nd) and DeSean Jackson (51st). They put together the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Lynch, Morris, Danny Woodhead, and Ryan Mathews on their roster.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Tuftmeisters might as well plan a vacation for Week 8. 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-difficult-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Tuftmeisters.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Tuftmeisters, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Alfred Morris) and third-ranked (Danny Woodhead) RBs is significant.

  • Highlight Reel

    Tuftmeisters is stacked at QB, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.

  • On the Rise

    Tuftmeisters hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Tuftmeisters nabbed a sleeper in Danny Woodhead with pick No. 142.

  • He Can Catch, Too

    Danny Woodhead is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs with 527 projected receiving yards.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Jared Cook is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Tuftmeisters has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 311 touches, Marshawn Lynch is projected to rank sixth in the NFL in that category. How touching, Tuftmeisters.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 22
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Tuftmeisters drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 13.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 5.1.

    • Vernon Davis, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, Tuftmeisters threw caution to the wind. They took Vernon Davis at pick number 70 despite an ADP of 127.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 75
    Was Larry Fitzgerald the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 75?

    Tuftmeisters apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' wideout is projected to improve to the tune of 122 points this year, after only putting up 89 last year.

Best Available

Tuftmeisters has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 161, ADP 119
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 171, ADP 126
    • Devonta Freeman
    • Rank 101, ADP 123
    • David Cobb
    • Rank 106, ADP 125
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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. (3) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
2. (22) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
3. (27) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
4. (46) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
5. (51) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
6. (70) Vernon Davis (Den - TE)
7. (75) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
8. (94) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
9. (99) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
10. (118) Stevie Johnson (SD - WR)
11. (123) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
12. (142) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
13. (147) Matt Prater (Det - K)
14. (166) Jared Cook (StL - TE)
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