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    STANFORDZ n BROWNZ Draft Report Card

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    Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Johnny Waterboy Should Have Done Their Homework

    Draft Summary

    Johnny Waterboy got saddled with a late draft position (seventh overall) and didn't respond. The poor draft slot will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in 12th place in Stampede Blue League 4 League with a record of 0-13-0 (1,453 points). With their first five picks, Johnny Waterboy focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Andrew Luck (31st overall), RBs Bishop Sankey (42nd) and Rashad Jennings (55th), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (7th) and Alshon Jeffery (18th). They have the top WR tandem in the league, as they have Thomas and Jeffery on the team.

    Brutal draft. Still, you should nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame. That way, your players will have to live up to the pressure.

    Schedule

    Johnny Waterboy should use Week 10 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the toughest slates. Johnny Waterboy has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Johnny Waterboy, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Bernard Pierce) and fourth-ranked (Andre Williams) RBs.

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Johnny Waterboy will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Sammy Watkins), fourth- (Kelvin Benjamin), and fifth-ranked (Kenny Britt) wideouts.

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Johnny Waterboy will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only K (Nick Novak) and only DEF (Indianapolis) will both be on bye that week.

    • No Back-Up No Cry

      Ignoring roster depth, Johnny Waterboy chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Johnny Waterboy has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Alshon Jeffery) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Johnny Waterboy Went All YOLO Here

      Grabbing Donald Brown at pick 114 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Brown is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Johnny Waterboy to encourage the Stampede Blue League 4 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      257 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks eighth in the Stampede Blue League 4 League among WRs with 257 projected fantasy points.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 31
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

      • Bishop Sankey, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 42
      How Rebellious of You

      Johnny Waterboy said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Bishop Sankey).

      • Andre Williams, RB
      • Round 7, Pick 79
      It Was a Learning Experience

      Hey, remember that time Johnny Waterboy took Andre Williams WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Williams was the weakest value pick of the round.

    Best Available

    With four subpar positions on Johnny Waterboy, DEF and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Chicago Defanse
      • Rank 208, ADP 122
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 233, ADP 143
      • Chris Ivory
      • Rank 122, ADP 124
      • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
      • Rank 188, ADP 118
    • 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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    STANFORDZ n BROWNZ
    1. (7) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (18) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    3. (31) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    4. (42) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    5. (55) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    6. (66) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    7. (79) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    8. (90) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    9. (103) Bernard Pierce (Bal - RB)
    10. (114) Donald Brown (SD - RB)
    11. (127) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    12. (138) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
    13. (151) Kenny Britt (StL - WR)
    14. (162) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
    15. (175) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    16. (186) Nick Novak (SD - K)
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