Stalfred Blue figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 8-5-0 (1,516 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Tom Donovan's Son League. They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Eddie Lacy (first round), LeSean McCoy (third round), and Jonathan Stewart (fifth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Stalfred Blue can have some success. They are the most prolific group of RBs in the league.
Stalfred Blue should use Week 8 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. 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 easiest schedules. Stalfred Blue could run into an early buzz saw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Stalfred Blue, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Jonathan Stewart) and fourth-ranked (Darren McFadden) RBs.
A Triumvirate of Talent
Stalfred Blue has three above-average positions on their roster (TE, RB, and QB).
AARP Card's in the Mail
With an average of 8.1 years of NFL experience, Stalfred Blue is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Stalfred Blue chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Philip Rivers is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.1 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.
Earning His Keep
Philip Rivers is projected to finish seventh in the NFL in passing TDs with 29.2 and fifth in passing yards with 4,507.
Eddie Lacy Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
The playbook reads him. Stalfred Blue should be in decent shape if Lacy gets his 329 projected touches this year.
Haters Gonna Hate
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
The rest of Tom Donovan's Son League overlooked a gem, and Stalfred Blue made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing LeSean McCoy.
The Heist Is On
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 4, Pick 47
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Stalfred Blue got a steal in snatching Drew Brees in the fourth round (47th overall pick vs. ADP of 35.7).
A Bit of a Reach
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 5, Pick 50
Stalfred Blue went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Jonathan Stewart has an ADP of 78.2, but he was grabbed at pick No. 50. Patience is a virtue, Stalfred Blue.
Was Allen Robinson Worth it at Pick No. 71?
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 6, Pick 71
Stalfred Blue sure hopes so. The Jaguars' WR is projected to put up 130 points this year, after only netting 69 last season.
While Stalfred Blue is projected to have three subpar positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 233, ADP 137
- Cleveland Defense
- Rank 235, ADP 138
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.
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..."