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  • Stampede Blue League 5 (ID# 602621)

    Little Bitta Luck Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Talented WR Corps, Little Bitta Luck Will be a Tough Team

    Draft Summary

    Picking late (ninth overall), Little Bitta Luck did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish sixth in Stampede Blue League 5 with a record of 7-6-0 (1,583 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Demaryius Thomas (first round), A.J. Green (second round), and DeSean Jackson (fifth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Little Bitta Luck can have some success. They are the top group of WRs in the league.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Little Bitta Luck (six), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average slate. Although they have the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Little Bitta Luck actually has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

      Little Bitta Luck must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Jordan Reed and Garrett Graham will be on bye.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Little Bitta Luck elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      Little Bitta Luck chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Little Bitta Luck has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and DeSean Jackson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Bargain Shopper

      With five steals in the first 10 rounds (including Adam Vinatieri, Stevan Ridley, and Cam Newton), Little Bitta Luck made some shrewd moves.

    • The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Little Bitta Luck got a steal in snatching Adam Vinatieri in the ninth round (105th overall pick vs. ADP of 83.3).

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 9
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Little Bitta Luck to encourage the Stampede Blue League 5 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      267 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Stampede Blue League 5 League among WRs with 267 projected fantasy points.

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 33
      How Rebellious of You

      Little Bitta Luck said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Doug Martin).

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 40
      Trigger Happy

      With their fourth-round pick, Little Bitta Luck pulled the trigger. They drafted Rashad Jennings at pick number 40 despite an ADP of just 58.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Cam Newton, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 64
      Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 592 projected rushing yards (ranking second among QBs), Cam Newton has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Best Available

    There are four positions that Little Bitta Luck could look to improve, including QB and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Sam Bradford
      • Rank 178, ADP 125
      • Michael Vick
      • Rank 229, ADP 122
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 179, ADP 137
      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, 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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    Little Bitta Luck
    1. (9) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (16) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (33) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    4. (40) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    5. (57) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
    6. (64) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    7. (81) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    8. (88) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    9. (105) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
    10. (112) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    11. (129) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
    12. (136) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
    13. (153) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    14. (160) Garrett Graham (Hou - TE)
    15. (177) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
    16. (184) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
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