Draft Grade: C+
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking seventh overall, A LUCKy Season is projected to land in eighth place in Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,563 points). A LUCKy Season opted for balance early, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (31st overall), RB C.J. Spiller (7th), WR Julio Jones (18th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (42nd) within the first five rounds. They landed the least prolific quartet of WRs in the league, as they added Jones, Tavon Austin, Denarius Moore, and Mohamed Sanu.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, A LUCKy Season 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 a less-challenging-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, A LUCKy Season also has the second-softest last four games of the season. Starting in Week 4, A LUCKy Season 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.
- Strongest Position: A LUCKy Season is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (TE and QB), but TE is clearly their best unit (28.3% above the league average).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for A LUCKy Season, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Denarius Moore) and fourth-ranked (Mohamed Sanu) WRs.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for A LUCKy Season, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Andre Brown) and fourth-ranked (Vick Ballard) RBs.
- Mr. Mendoza: Christine Michael is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (0%). Let's hope that a.) A LUCKy Season has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Young and Hungry: A LUCKy Season is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.3 years of NFL experience.
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 5 League, A LUCKy Season may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 1,318 projected return yards, he ranks eighth in the league with 1,779 all-purpose yards.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (7th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 330 touches.
- Julio Jones
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Postseason Hero: Last season, owning Julio Jones usually equalled fantasy success. Among all players, he ranked in the top 20 across all Yahoo! leagues in individual playoff percentage (11th), a trend that A LUCKy Season hopes will continue this year.
- C. Kaepernick
3rd Round (31st Pick)
Although Colin Kaepernick was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 10.7% more points than the average player at that position.
- Rob Gronkowski
4th Round (42nd Pick)
Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 72.1% more points than the average player at that position.
- D. McFadden
5th Round (55th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: A LUCKy Season snagged the highest-ranked RB left on the board when they selected Darren McFadden in the fifth round, but according to ADP, it still may have been a stretch at that spot (55th pick vs. ADP of 66.7).
Calling an Audible
With four below-average positions on A LUCKy Season, DEF (22.6% below the league average at that spot) and WR (21.4%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
New York Defense
Rank: 235 ADP: 139.8
San Diego Defense
Rank: 254 ADP: 144.23
Rank: 123 ADP: 132.35
Rank: 130 ADP: 135.63
- 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..."