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    KeepCalm&ColtStrong Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    With Too Many Reaches Early, KeepCalm&ColtStrong Will Be Chillin' in the Basement Like it's High School

    Draft Summary

    Maybe these pre-season projections will get KeepCalm&ColtStrong to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Hell, it may require extra effort just to get a win. KeepCalm&ColtStrong is projected to go 3-10-0 (1,503 points) and finish 11th in Stampede Blue League 7 League. They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Marshawn Lynch (first round), Alfred Morris (second round), and Trent Richardson (fifth round). They ended up with the best TE duo in the league, as they have Rob Gronkowski and Julius Thomas on their team.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    KeepCalm&ColtStrong can write off Week 4 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for KeepCalm&ColtStrong.

    Draft Notes

    • Strength in Numbers

      TE is the best position for KeepCalm&ColtStrong, though RB and DEF are also stronger-than-average.

    • Up and Comers

      Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and KeepCalm&ColtStrong may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

    • Indianapolis Colts Fan?

      KeepCalm&ColtStrong is a believer in the hopes of the Indianapolis Colts this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the KeepCalm&ColtStrong 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

      KeepCalm&ColtStrong made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Fantasy Fútbol

      This is the American version, folks. KeepCalm&ColtStrong elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Traditionalist

      KeepCalm&ColtStrong stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and Alfred Morris right off the bat.

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 3, Pick 32
      Raising Trophies?

      Winning the championship for dummies: Step 1, create team. Step 2, draft Julius Thomas. He was the 10th-most-owned player by championship teams last season.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 41
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of Stampede Blue League 7 League overlooked a gem, and KeepCalm&ColtStrong made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.

      • M. Jones-Drew, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 65
      That Just Happened

      Why can't I find Maurice Jones-Drew on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

    Best Available

    If KeepCalm&ColtStrong wants to upgrade, QB and WR are areas they could go after first.

      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 145, ADP 133
      • Alex Smith
      • Rank 146, ADP 125
      • Doug Baldwin
      • Rank 139, ADP 128
      • 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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    KeepCalm&ColtStrong
    1. (8) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (17) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    3. (32) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    4. (41) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    5. (56) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    6. (65) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    7. (80) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    8. (89) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    9. (104) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    10. (113) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    11. (128) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
    12. (137) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    13. (152) New England (NE - DEF)
    14. (161) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    15. (176) Sam Bradford (StL - QB)
    16. (185) Graham Gano (Car - K)
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