Draft Grade: C+
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking 10th overall, The Luckness Monster is projected to land in eighth place in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,576 points). The Luckness Monster opted for balance early, selecting QB Tom Brady (34th overall), RB Steven Jackson (10th), WR Randall Cobb (15th), and TE Vernon Davis (58th) within the first five rounds. They landed one of the highest-scoring pairs of QBs in the league, as they added Brady and Eli Manning.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Luckness Monster has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have one of the most difficult slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, The Luckness Monster has the league's toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season. Starting in Week 3, The Luckness Monster will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Stoutest Slot: The Luckness Monster should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. RB looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 21.0%.
- Team of Champions: The Luckness Monster has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Randall Cobb, Tom Brady, and Vincent Jackson.
- Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, The Luckness Monster got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Chicago (106th overall pick vs. ADP of 71.0).
- Mr. Mendoza: Andre Roberts is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (3%). Let's hope that a.) The Luckness Monster has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of The Luckness Monster. They minimized risk by selecting seven consistent players among their 16 picks.
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 3 League, The Luckness Monster may have found a gem in Jacoby Jones. Including his 1,347 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 2,050 all-purpose yards.
Toyota Top Picks
- Steven Jackson
1st Round (10th Pick)
Paydirt Found: Steven Jackson is expected to finish 10th in the NFL in rushing TDs with 8.7.
- Randall Cobb
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 3 League, The Luckness Monster may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,305 all-purpose yards.
- Tom Brady
3rd Round (34th Pick)
Tom Brady ranks fourth in the league among QBs with 417 projected fantasy points, 16.7% higher than the average at that position.
- V. Jackson
4th Round (39th Pick)
The Luckness Monster selected one of the best big-play WRs in the league in Vincent Jackson. He is projected to rank second among NFL WRs in both plays over 40 yards with 6.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.6.
- Vernon Davis
5th Round (58th Pick)
Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the league among TEs with 179 projected fantasy points, 17.7% higher than the average at that position.
Calling an Audible
The Luckness Monster is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their weakest unit (22.5% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.45
Rank: 197 ADP: 124.94
Rank: 212 ADP: 120.64
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach 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 NumberBars 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 LeagueThe 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 PointsWeekWeek-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..."