Stampede Blue League 6 (ID# 602842)

TSU Thunder Draft Report Card

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Led by a Talented WR Corps, TSU Thunder Is a Team to Watch Out For

Draft Summary

TSU Thunder figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the 12th overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 8-5-0 (1,622 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Stampede Blue League 6 League. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on A.J. Green (first round), Randall Cobb (fourth round), and DeSean Jackson (fifth round). They put together the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden, Mark Ingram, and Knowshon Moreno on their team.

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Schedule

Week 4 might require some artful managing from TSU Thunder. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, TSU Thunder has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    TSU Thunder drafted top-3 players at four different positions, including Peyton Manning, Seattle, and Julius Thomas.

  • Beginning with a Bang

    TSU Thunder got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Team of Champions

    TSU Thunder 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 Peyton Manning, Julius Thomas, and DeSean Jackson.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    TSU Thunder nabbed a sleeper in Johnny Manziel with pick No. 181.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Mark Ingram is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) TSU Thunder has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

  • Mr. Relevant

    TSU Thunder scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Johnny Manziel at pick number 181.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of A.J. Green had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Fantasy is Better Than Reality

    Even though he fell short in Super Bowl 48, Peyton Manning was more likely to be owned on a 2013 Yahoo! championship roster than any other QB.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    A Sizable Target in the Red Zone

    With 8 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    249 Excuses to Cheer for Randall Cobb

    Cobb ranks 10th in the Stampede Blue League 6 League among wideouts with 249 projected fantasy points.

    • DeSean Jackson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 60
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, TSU Thunder got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected DeSean Jackson (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 46.9).

Best Available

If TSU Thunder is interested in making a roster move, RB is one area they could improve.

    • LeGarrette Blount
    • Rank 154, ADP 122
    • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
    • Rank 192, ADP 118
  • 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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TSU Thunder
1. (12) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (13) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
3. (36) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
4. (37) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
5. (60) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
6. (61) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
7. (84) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
8. (85) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
9. (108) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
10. (109) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
11. (132) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
12. (133) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
13. (156) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
14. (157) Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
15. (180) Alex Henery (Det - K)
16. (181) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
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