Stampede Blue League 7 (ID# 602993)

D. A. Baracas Draft Report Card

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Buoyed by Some Early-Round Steals, D. A. Baracas Will Dominate the League

Draft Summary

This draft by D. A. Baracas was like a finely tuned Peyton Manning-led offense, with all the pieces falling into place. Just like Peyton's offense, D. A. Baracas is expected to score a lot of points this season and finish second in Stampede Blue League 7 League at 10-3-0 (1,678 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Montee Ball (second round), Toby Gerhart (third round), and C.J. Spiller (fourth round). They built a better-than-average group of WRs, as they have Demaryius Thomas, Michael Floyd, Rueben Randle, and Dwayne Bowe for their rotation.

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

Schedule

D. A. Baracas can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Despite having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, D. A. Baracas actually has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    D. A. Baracas knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Big D

    D. A. Baracas elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 10 rounds (Seattle, Matt Prater, and Jordan Cameron), D. A. Baracas made some shrewd moves.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    James White is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) D. A. Baracas has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

    Demaryius Thomas is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 106 projected catches rank second in the league.

    • Montee Ball, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Does Montee Ball Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Ball is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,493 all-purpose yards.

    • Toby Gerhart, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    Trigger Happy

    With their third-round pick, D. A. Baracas pulled the trigger. They drafted Toby Gerhart at pick number 33 despite an ADP of just 43.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jordan Cameron, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    A Big Target for the QB

    Jordan Cameron ranks fifth in the Stampede Blue League 7 League among TEs with 191 projected fantasy points.

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 81
    D. A. Baracas's Stud Signal-Caller

    Tom Brady is projected to rack up 398 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

Best Available

The best move for D. A. Baracas may be to let the season play out some before making a move, however, QB is one area they could potentially upgrade if they can't be patient.

    • Josh McCown
    • Rank 145, ADP 133
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 146, ADP 125
    • Michael Vick
    • Rank 229, ADP 123
  • 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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D. A. Baracas
1. (9) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
2. (16) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
3. (33) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
4. (40) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
5. (57) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
6. (64) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
7. (81) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
8. (88) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (105) Matt Prater (Den - K)
10. (112) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
11. (129) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
12. (136) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
13. (153) James White (NE - RB)
14. (160) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
15. (177) Chicago (Chi - DEF)
16. (184) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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