Draft Grade: B+
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Although they selected 12th overall, Gettin Luck Tonight came through with a solid draft performance. They're projected to finish with a record of 10-3-0 (1,663 points), placing them second in Stampede Blue League 8 League. Gettin Luck Tonight opted for balance early, selecting QB Tom Brady (37th overall), RB Matt Forte (12th), WR A.J. Green (13th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (60th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the highest-scoring quartets of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Forte, Frank Gore, Rashard Mendenhall, and Knowshon Moreno for their rotation.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might test the managerial chops of the Gettin Luck Tonight coach, as it is the week when the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the softest slates in Stampede Blue League 8 League. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Gettin Luck Tonight also has the second-easiest first four games of the season. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 6, during which Gettin Luck Tonight plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Best Position: Gettin Luck Tonight has five above-average positions with DEF (26.5% above the league positional average) and TE (20.9%) projected to lead the way.
- The Heist Is On: The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Gettin Luck Tonight got a steal in snatching Denver in the ninth round (108th overall pick vs. ADP of 77.2).
- Earning Your Paycheck: Gettin Luck Tonight will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Kenny Britt), fourth- (Golden Tate), and fifth-ranked (Kenbrell Thompkins) WRs.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Gettin Luck Tonight, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Rashard Mendenhall) and fourth-ranked (Knowshon Moreno) RBs.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Gettin Luck Tonight may know something no one else does, grabbing Knowshon Moreno, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (3%).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With eight consistent players among their 16 picks, Gettin Luck Tonight is looking for reliable help.
Toyota Top Picks
- Matt Forte
1st Round (12th Pick)
He Can Catch, Too: Matt Forte is a dual threat, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs in projected receiving yards with 526.
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (13th Pick)
A.J. Green ranks sixth in the league among WRs with 261 projected fantasy points, 36.9% higher than the average at that position.
- Frank Gore
3rd Round (36th Pick)
Paydirt Found: Frank Gore is expected to finish sixth in the NFL in rushing TDs with 9.1.
- Tom Brady
4th Round (37th Pick)
Tom Brady ranks fourth in the league among QBs with 417 projected fantasy points, 14.8% higher than the average at that position.
- Rob Gronkowski
5th Round (60th Pick)
In the (Red) Zone: Though ranking outside the top 20 in projected receiving yards (36th with 881), Rob Gronkowski is expected to find the end zone 9.8 times to place third in the NFL in receiving TDs.
Calling an Audible
QB, the only below-average position on Gettin Luck Tonight, is projected to be 0.8% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 124 ADP: 128.68
Rank: 135 ADP: 125.57
Rank: 163 ADP: 115.54
Rank: 176 ADP: 119.81
- 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..."