Strong's Men Draft Report Card


Despite Some Early Steals, Strong's Men Needs Upgrades

Draft Summary

Maybe if Strong's Men purchases a lift kit and some giant tires for this roster it won't seem so average. The playoffs are not out of reach for this team, but it will require some effort. They are projected to finish seventh in Dallas Premier Football with a record of 7-6-0 (2,528 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (41st overall), RB Jeremy Hill (17th), WR DeSean Jackson (56th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (8th) within the first five rounds. They put together the best TE pair in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Larry Donnell.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


Week 9 would be a good opportunity for Strong's Men to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Strong's Men.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Strong's Men is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With eight "low-risk" players among their 17 picks, Strong's Men is looking for dependable help.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Strong's Men was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 10 rounds (Adam Vinatieri, Philadelphia, and Russell Wilson).

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Strong's Men got a steal in the 10th round, when they selected Adam Vinatieri (113th overall pick vs. ADP of 82).

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing David Bruton Jr. at pick 128 was definitely a reach. Bruton Jr. is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • He Transforms Into a Raging Kleptomaniac when the Ball's in the Air

    Patrick Peterson is projected to rob QBs to the tune of four interceptions this year (second among all CBs).

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 268 projected fantasy points.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good

    It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU led all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    Miller is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 293 touches.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    Knowing When to Take Off

    He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Strong's Men.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 65
    Was the 65th Pick the Right Time for Keenan Allen?

    Strong's Men apparently believes it is. The Chargers' wide receiver is projected to earn 246 points this year, after putting up 189 last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that Strong's Men could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Jonas Gray
    • Rank 151, ADP 121
    • Ronnie Hillman
    • Rank 156, ADP 122
    • Charles Sims
    • Rank 160, ADP 125
    • Knile Davis
    • Rank 177, ADP 126
  • 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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Strong's Men
1. (8) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (17) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
3. (32) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
4. (41) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (56) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
6. (65) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
7. (80) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
8. (89) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
9. (104) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
10. (113) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
11. (128) David Bruton Jr. (Den - S)
12. (137) Patrick Peterson (Ari - CB)
13. (152) David Cobb (Ten - RB)
14. (161) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
15. (176) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
16. (185) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
17. (200) Larry Donnell (NYG - TE)
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