PAUL's FF League (ID# 539635)

MartinLubeHerThingJr Draft Report Card

C
Grade

Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, MartinLubeHerThingJr Will Be Chillin' in the Basement Like it's High School

Draft Summary

MartinLubeHerThingJr was handed a solid draft position and apparently they saw that as an opportunity to blow it. Even though they had the first overall pick, they're projected to finish 10th in PAUL's FF League with a mark of 4-10-0 (1,324 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (1st overall), RB Le'Veon Bell (24th), WR Randall Cobb (25th), and TE Kyle Rudolph (49th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the best QB duo in the league, as they added Brees and Jay Cutler to their squad.

Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

Schedule

While Week 10 has the most players on bye for MartinLubeHerThingJr (four), Week 12 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, MartinLubeHerThingJr also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for MartinLubeHerThingJr, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Ben Tate) and fourth-ranked (DeAngelo Williams) RBs.

  • Losing Focus

    MartinLubeHerThingJr must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.

  • Top Heavy

    The top half of the MartinLubeHerThingJr roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

  • Full Control Early On

    MartinLubeHerThingJr began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    MartinLubeHerThingJr didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    MartinLubeHerThingJr chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

Player Analysis

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Drew Brees had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    161 Excuses to Cheer for Randall Cobb

    Cobb ranks 10th in the PAUL's FF League among wideouts with 161 projected fantasy points.

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 48
    Paydirt Found

    Frank Gore is expected to finish eighth in the NFL in rushing TDs with 8.6.

    • Jay Cutler, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 72
    Was Jay Cutler the Best Choice at Pick No. 72?

    MartinLubeHerThingJr apparently thinks so. The Bears' signal-caller is projected to improve to the tune of 274 points this year, after only putting up 181 last year.

    • Ben Tate, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 73
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their seventh-round pick, MartinLubeHerThingJr pulled the trigger. They took Ben Tate at pick number 73 despite an ADP of just 102.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

While MartinLubeHerThingJr is expected to be weak across three positions, WR is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Josh Gordon
    • Rank 119, ADP 124
    • Kenny Stills
    • Rank 129, ADP 131
    • Jordan Matthews
    • Rank 131, ADP 129
    • Jarrett Boykin
    • Rank 132, ADP 129
  • 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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MartinLubeHerThingJr
1. (1) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
2. (24) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (25) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
4. (48) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
5. (49) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
6. (72) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
7. (73) Ben Tate (Cle - RB)
8. (96) Carolina (Car - DEF)
9. (97) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (120) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
11. (121) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
12. (144) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
13. (145) Denver (Den - DEF)
14. (168) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
15. (169) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
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