Stampede Blue League 7 (ID# 602993)

Forever LUCKy Draft Report Card

B-
Grade

Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Forever LUCKy Isn't Anything to Get Excited About

Draft Summary

While this draft by Forever LUCKy didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected seventh-place finish in Stampede Blue League 7 League at 7-6-0 (1,569 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (13th overall), RB Ryan Mathews (36th), WR Brandon Marshall (12th), and TE Vernon Davis (60th) within the first five rounds. They landed the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Mathews, Steven Jackson, and Mark Ingram on the roster.

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Schedule

While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Forever LUCKy (four), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the weakest schedules. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Forever LUCKy has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Forever LUCKy will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Torrey Smith), fourth- (Greg Jennings), and fifth-ranked (Sammy Watkins) wideouts.

  • Asset Allocation

    QB is the strongest position for Forever LUCKy, though WR and DEF aren't too shabby either.

  • How Much Tread's Left on the Tires

    With an average of 8.5 years of NFL experience, Forever LUCKy is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Forever LUCKy chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Bargain Shopper

    With three steals in the first 10 rounds (St. Louis, Adam Vinatieri, and Vernon Davis), Forever LUCKy made some shrewd moves.

  • Digging Deep

    Stevie Johnson is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Forever LUCKy for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

    Brandon Marshall is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank fifth in the league.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,089).

    • Ryan Mathews, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Fitzgerald

    Larry Fitzgerald is expected to reach paydirt 8.1 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.

    • Vernon Davis, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 60
    That Just Happened

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

Best Available

While Forever LUCKy is projected to have three below-average positions, TE is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 182, ADP 123
    • Jermichael Finley
    • Rank 186, ADP 121
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 195, ADP 131
    • Brent Celek
    • Rank 211, 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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Forever LUCKy
1. (12) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
2. (13) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (36) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
4. (37) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
5. (60) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
6. (61) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
7. (84) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
8. (85) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
9. (108) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
10. (109) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
11. (132) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
12. (133) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
13. (156) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
14. (157) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
15. (180) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
16. (181) Stevie Johnson (SF - WR)
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