As Ricky Bobby's dad once told him, "If you ain't first you're last." Lucky Punk really took that message to heart as they're projected to finish near the bottom of Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,550). While they'll try to blame their poor season on the bad draft slot, the other GMs will know Lucky Punk simply just dropped the ball. They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Marshawn Lynch (second round), Ryan Mathews (fourth round), and Joique Bell (fifth round). They built the worst WR combo in the league, as they have Keenan Allen and Torrey Smith on the team.
Week 11 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Lucky Punk should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just keep Lucky Punk away from the TV. It won't be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest slates. Lucky Punk will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
Strength in Numbers
QB is the best position for Lucky Punk, though RB and K are also stronger-than-average.
While the bottom half of the Lucky Punk roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 12).
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
Lucky Punk got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
Lucky Punk knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Lucky Punk elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Lucky Punk nabbed a sleeper in Devonta Freeman with pick No. 154.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 10
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Drew Brees was the weakest value pick of the round.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He should run cool this season with 234 projected points.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Allen
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 34
Keenan Allen is expected to reach paydirt 8.1 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
Taking a Chance
- Joique Bell, RB
- Round 5, Pick 58
With their fifth-round pick, Lucky Punk threw caution to the wind. They took Joique Bell at pick number 58 despite an ADP of 90 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was Torrey Smith the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 63?
- Torrey Smith, WR
- Round 6, Pick 63
Lucky Punk apparently thinks so. The Ravens' wideout is projected to have 202 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.
With three subpar positions on Lucky Punk, DEF and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Miami Defanse
- Rank 244, ADP 126
- Dallas Defanse
- Rank 276, ADP 120
- Coby Fleener
- Rank 179, ADP 137
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 182, ADP 122
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..."