Stampede Blue League 4 (ID# 602317)

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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Jonathan's Team Is Loaded with Talent

Draft Summary

Jonathan's Team delivered a solid draft performance, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 7-6-0 (1,590 points), they're projected to finish sixth in Stampede Blue League 4 League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting LeSean McCoy (first round), Le'Veon Bell (second round), and Toby Gerhart (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Jonathan's Team, as they are one of the top groups of RBs in the league.

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Schedule

Jonathan's Team should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least challenging schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Jonathan's Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Jonathan's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Toby Gerhart) and fourth-ranked (Tre Mason) RBs.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    Jonathan's Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (LeSean McCoy, Justin Tucker, and Kansas City).

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. Jonathan's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 3.5 years of NFL experience.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Jonathan's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Full Control Early On

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

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Jonathan's Team grabbed a sleeper in Tre Mason with pick No. 170.

Player Analysis

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked seventh in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 23
    Old Fashioned

    Jonathan's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking LeSean McCoy and Le'Veon Bell before targeting other positions.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Jonathan's Team to encourage the Stampede Blue League 4 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Randall Cobb and his 87 projected catches (ranked 10th in the NFL).

    • C. Patterson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 47
    Rethinking That One

    Cordarrelle Patterson may not justify his 47th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (32nd with 950) and TDs (37th with 5.8).

    • Toby Gerhart, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Stampede Blue League 4 League overlooked a gem, and Jonathan's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Toby Gerhart.

Best Available

Jonathan's Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and WR), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Garrett Graham
    • Rank 154, ADP 138
    • Tim Wright
    • Rank 169, ADP 139
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 177, ADP 123
    • Jermichael Finley
    • Rank 181, ADP 119
  • 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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Beast Mode
1. (2) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
2. (23) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (26) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
4. (47) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
5. (50) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
6. (71) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
7. (74) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
8. (95) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
9. (98) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
10. (119) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
11. (122) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
12. (143) James White (NE - RB)
13. (146) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
14. (167) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
15. (170) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
16. (191) Robert Woods (Buf - WR)
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