LAChargers2015 Draft Report Card


Led by a Stellar WR Corps, LAChargers2015 Will be a Tough Team

Draft Summary

When the draft countdown clock hit zero, the GM of LAChargers2015 put their game face on. Firing on all cylinders from the 12th spot in the draft, they put together a team that's projected to finish second in Sayde's First Football Season League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,341 points). With their first five picks, LAChargers2015 focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Andrew Luck (12th overall), RBs Arian Foster (53rd) and Rashad Jennings (76th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (21st) and Andre Johnson (44th). They have one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they added Johnson, Johnson, Devin Funchess, and Kendall Wright.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.

Worst Position

While LAChargers2015 is projected to have three below-average positions, QB is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.


Week 9 might require some artful managing from LAChargers2015. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have an easier-than-average schedule. In addition to having the seventh-easiest overall schedule, LAChargers2015 has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Allocation

    TE is the strongest position for LAChargers2015, though WR and K aren't too shabby either.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    LAChargers2015 will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Steven Hauschka) and only DEF (Detroit) will both be on bye that week.

  • A Dominating Duo

    LAChargers2015 has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Andrew Luck and Arian Foster) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    LAChargers2015 grabbed a sleeper in Robert Griffin III with pick No. 277.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, LAChargers2015 chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    LAChargers2015 was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up four steals in the first 11 rounds (including Steven Hauschka, Detroit, and Darren Sproles).

Player Analysis

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    LAChargers2015 Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side

    Any questions about Luck's development were quelled last year, as the Indy gunslinger firmly entrenched himself among fantasy's elite at the QB position.

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 21
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Sayde's First Football Season League overlooked a gem, and LAChargers2015 made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Calvin Johnson.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 44
    Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Johnson

    Andre Johnson is expected to reach paydirt 8.4 times, placing him eighth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 53
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, LAChargers2015 didn't grab their first RB (Arian Foster) until the fourth round.

    • R. Jennings, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 76
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Rashad Jennings with the 76th pick, even though his ADP is only 98.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • 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. (12) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
2. (21) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
3. (44) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
4. (53) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
5. (76) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
6. (85) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
7. (108) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
8. (117) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
9. (140) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
10. (149) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
11. (172) Detroit (Det - DEF)
12. (181) Luke Kuechly (Car - LB)
13. (204) Calais Campbell (Ari - DE)
14. (213) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
15. (236) Morgan Burnett (GB - S)
16. (245) Mohamed Sanu (Cin - WR)
17. (268) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
18. (277) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
19. (300) Prince Amukamara (NYG - CB)
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