When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with The Luckness Monster, which flipped its 12th overall pick into a projected fourth-place finish in Stampede Blue League 5 League (10-3-0, 1,647 points). With their first five picks, The Luckness Monster focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (13th overall), RBs Reggie Bush (37th) and Shane Vereen (60th), and WRs Dez Bryant (12th) and Vincent Jackson (36th). They built one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they have Bryant, Jackson, Eric Decker, and Greg Jennings for their rotation.
The Luckness Monster can chalk up Week 9 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most challenging slates. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, The Luckness Monster has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
The Luckness Monster drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Dez Bryant, Shayne Graham, and Aaron Rodgers).
Close to the Vest
The Luckness Monster was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.
Defense Wins Championships?
The Luckness Monster chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Shayne Graham, The Luckness Monster pounced on him at pick No. 181.
Shayne Graham is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) The Luckness Monster has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Shayne Graham was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move there, The Luckness Monster.
Does Dez Bryant Enjoy Fajitas?
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 12
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Bryant is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,457 all-purpose yards.
The Luckness Monster's Stud Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 424 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 36
How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,207 receiving yards this year.
If it Ain't Broke
- Reggie Bush, RB
- Round 4, Pick 37
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, The Luckness Monster didn't grab their first RB (Reggie Bush) until the fourth round.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Shane Vereen, RB
- Round 5, Pick 60
Shane Vereen was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
The Luckness Monster is pretty strong across the board with no weak spots, but DEF is one position they may want to try and upgrade.
- Miami Defanse
- Rank 244, ADP 126
- Dallas Defanse
- Rank 276, ADP 120
- Pittsburgh Defanse
- Rank 283, ADP 121
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..."