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  • Stampede Blue League 5 (ID# 602621)

    Stuart's Team Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Stuart's Team Will be a Tough Team

    Draft Summary

    In correlation with this draft, Stuart's Team has decided to open a nice little side business that teaches inferior opponents how to draft like a boss. After Stuart's Team hopped off the bus they used to take the rest of these kids to school, they built a roster that's projected to finish second in Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,670 points). RB depth won't be the issue this season as Stuart's Team loaded up, drafting Eddie Lacy (8th overall), DeMarco Murray (17th), and Zac Stacy (32nd) with their first three selections. These players will be heavily relied upon by Stuart's Team, as they are the top group of RBs in the league.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Stuart's Team 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 one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Stuart's Team has the easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Strength in Numbers

      TE is the best position for Stuart's Team, though RB and DEF are also stronger-than-average.

    • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

      Stuart's Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) and second-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) have similar seasonal point projections.

    • Show Some ID

      Stuart's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.4 years of NFL experience.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the Stuart's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

    • It's How You Finish

      Stuart's Team must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Team of Champions

      Stuart's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Eddie Lacy, DeMarco Murray, and Zac Stacy.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,538 all-purpose yards.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Old Fashioned

      Stuart's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and DeMarco Murray before targeting other positions.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 32
      Advanced Math

      If Stuart's Team had a nickel for every time Zac Stacy is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 299 nickels.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 41
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

      Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

      • Seattle, DEF
      • Round 6, Pick 65
      Was Defense the Best Choice at Pick No. 65?

      Stuart's Team apparently thinks so. Seattle's Defense is projected to get 174 points this year, after putting up 197 last season.

    Best Available

    If Stuart's Team wants to upgrade, QB and WR are areas they could go after first.

      • Sam Bradford
      • Rank 178, ADP 125
      • Michael Vick
      • Rank 229, ADP 122
      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 131
      • Aaron Dobson
      • Rank 141, ADP 127
    • 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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    Stuart's Team
    1. (8) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (17) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (32) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (41) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    5. (56) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (65) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    7. (80) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    8. (89) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    9. (104) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    10. (113) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
    11. (128) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    12. (137) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    13. (152) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
    14. (161) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    15. (176) Alex Henery (Det - K)
    16. (185) Detroit (Det - DEF)
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