Chasle Chaz Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Led by a Quality Group of RBs, The Lord's Pumpkins Is Loaded with Talent

Draft Summary

When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with The Lord's Pumpkins, which flipped its sixth overall pick into a projected third-place finish in Sons of Light League (9-5-0, 1,552 points). With their first five picks, The Lord's Pumpkins aimed for balance, selecting QB Peyton Manning (38th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (6th) and LeSean McCoy (22nd), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (11th) and Andre Johnson (27th). They built the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Peterson, McCoy, and C.J. Spiller.

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Schedule

While Week 9 has the most players on bye for The Lord's Pumpkins (three), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, The Lord's Pumpkins has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for The Lord's Pumpkins, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (LeSean McCoy) and third-ranked (C.J. Spiller) RBs is significant.

  • Highlight Reel

    The Lord's Pumpkins is loaded at RB, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

  • Risk Averse

    The Lord's Pumpkins minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 7.4 years of NFL experience, The Lord's Pumpkins is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Team of Champions

    The Lord's Pumpkins is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Odell Beckham Jr., Peyton Manning, and Jeremy Maclin).

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, The Lord's Pumpkins chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    No RB by Committee Here

    Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Adrian Peterson. The Lord's Pumpkins should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 333 projected touches this year.

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    The Definition of Explosive

    Following New York's Bye in Week 8, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    Feed Thy Beast

    LeSean McCoy will get the ball early and often, projected to finish second in the league with 331 touches.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 27
    Doling Out Nightmares

    Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.4 receiving TDs.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 38
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish second in the NFL in passing TDs and fourth in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for The Lord's Pumpkins.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on The Lord's Pumpkins, DEF and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 77
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 199, ADP 102
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 105, ADP 119
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 122, ADP 112
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Chasle Chaz
1. (6) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (11) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
3. (22) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
4. (27) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
5. (38) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
6. (43) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
7. (54) Denver (Den - DEF)
8. (59) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
9. (70) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
10. (75) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
11. (86) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
12. (91) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
13. (102) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
14. (107) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
15. (118) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
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