It was almost too hard to watch as Gormless Gallopers took the fourth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 5-8-0 (1,582), bad enough for a ninth-place finish in Stampede Blue League 4 League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (21st overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (4th) and Alfred Morris (28th), and WRs Vincent Jackson (45th) and Michael Crabtree (52nd). They landed the most prolific RB pair in the league, as they added Charles and Shane Vereen to the team.
Gormless Gallopers should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Gormless Gallopers has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Gormless Gallopers, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Alfred Morris) and fourth-ranked (Darren Sproles) RBs.
Earning Your Paycheck
Gormless Gallopers will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Michael Crabtree), fourth- (Golden Tate), and fifth-ranked (Markus Wheaton) wideouts.
The Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Gormless Gallopers hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
RB is the strongest position for Gormless Gallopers, though QB and K aren't too shabby either.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Gormless Gallopers chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Bit of a Reach
Gormless Gallopers went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Darren Sproles has an ADP of 116.2, but he was grabbed at pick No. 100. Patience is a virtue, Gormless Gallopers.
Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank second in the league with 1,723 all-purpose yards.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 21
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.
Earning His Keep
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Alfred Morris is expected to finish seventh in the NFL with 8.8 rushing TDs and fifth with 1,147 rushing yards.
The Heist Is On
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 45
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Gormless Gallopers got a steal in snatching Vincent Jackson in the fourth round (45th overall pick vs. ADP of 34.5).
Rethinking That One
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 52
While drafted 52nd overall, Michael Crabtree isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (33rd with 5.9) or receiving yards (38th with 915).
If Gormless Gallopers wants to upgrade, TE and DEF are areas they could go after first.
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 154, ADP 138
- Tim Wright
- Rank 169, ADP 139
- Chicago Defanse
- Rank 208, ADP 122
- Baltimore Defanse
- Rank 233, ADP 143
Bye Week Points LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
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