Draft Grade: B+
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Lucktastic parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-4-0 (1,649 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Stampede Blue League 9 League. With five RBs on the roster, Lucktastic might have opted for quantity over quality at that spot; their RBs are projected to average 169 points this season, fewer than the league average of 170. They ended up with the least prolific triumvirate of WRs in the league, as they added Dwayne Bowe, Torrey Smith, and Malcom Floyd.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 figures to be a difficult one for Lucktastic. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest slates in Stampede Blue League 9 League. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Lucktastic also has the softest last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 8, when Lucktastic battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: While Lucktastic is projected to have four better-than-average positions, TE is clearly their best unit (37.0% above the league average).
- Waiver Wire Time: Week 9 looks to be a tough one for Lucktastic as both QBs they selected will be on bye that week (Matthew Stafford and Carson Palmer).
- Team of Champions: Lucktastic 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 Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Bryant.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Lucktastic, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Montee Ball) and fourth-ranked (Le'Veon Bell) RBs.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, Lucktastic picked up projected top-3 players (including Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Bryant).
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Lucktastic. They minimized risk by selecting seven consistent players among their 16 picks.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Value Found: Adrian Peterson is expected to score 80.6% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (24th Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 74.4% more points than the average player at that position.
- Stevan Ridley
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Repaying the Pick: Stevan Ridley is expected to finish third in the NFL with 10.8 rushing TDs and eighth with 1,275 rushing yards.
- Dwayne Bowe
4th Round (48th Pick)
Dwayne Bowe went with the 48th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (20th) and receiving yards (15th) with 7.0 and 1,110 respectively.
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (49th Pick)
Lucktastic selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.6, TDs over 40 yards with 2.7, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.4%.
Calling an Audible
QB (5.4% below the league average at that position) and RB (0.4%) are projected as relatively weak units for Lucktastic.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 132 ADP: 133.57
Rank: 154 ADP: 129.65
Rank: 125 ADP: 120.24
Rank: 165 ADP: 120.79
- 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..."