Stampede Blue League 5 (ID# 602621)

Willy Wonka Draft Report Card

C-
Grade

Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Willy Wonka Hopefully Isn't Playing for Money

Draft Summary

Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well guess what, Willy Wonka, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Willy Wonka is expected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,486 points). With six WRs on the roster, Willy Wonka might have more quantity than quality at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 178 points this season, fewer than the league average of 203. They landed the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Randall Cobb, Brandin Cooks, Reggie Wayne, and Jarrett Boykin for their rotation.

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Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Willy Wonka has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Willy Wonka has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Willy Wonka will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only TE (Julius Thomas) and only DEF (Denver) will both be idle that week.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Willy Wonka chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Willy Wonka grabbed a sleeper in James White with pick No. 155.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    James White is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Willy Wonka has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Old Fashioned

    Willy Wonka stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Le'Veon Bell and Giovani Bernard before targeting other positions.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

    Randall Cobb is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank 10th in the league.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Count the Rings

    Death, taxes, and Julius Thomas leading fantasy teams to the championships. After he finished among the top-20 players who were on the most first-place fantasy teams, Willy Wonka is hopping on the bandwagon.

    • Reggie Wayne, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Milk Was a Bad Choice

    And so was drafting Reggie Wayne, the weakest value of the round.

    • C. Kaepernick, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 664 projected rushing yards (ranking first among QBs), Colin Kaepernick has multiple ways to bring in points.

Best Available

While Willy Wonka is expected to be weak across four positions, QB is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Sam Bradford
    • Rank 178, ADP 125
    • Michael Vick
    • Rank 229, ADP 122
  • 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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Willy Wonka
1. (11) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (14) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
3. (35) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
4. (38) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
5. (59) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
6. (62) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
7. (83) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
8. (86) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
9. (107) Denver (Den - DEF)
10. (110) Bernard Pierce (Bal - RB)
11. (131) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
12. (134) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
13. (155) James White (NE - RB)
14. (158) Josh McCown (TB - QB)
15. (179) Jarrett Boykin (GB - WR)
16. (182) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
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