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.
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.
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.
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.
With three steals in the first 10 rounds (St. Louis, Adam Vinatieri, and Vernon Davis), Forever LUCKy made some shrewd moves.
Stevie Johnson is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Forever LUCKy for their faith! Or not.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 1, Pick 12
Brandon Marshall is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank fifth in the league.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 13
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).
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Ryan Mathews, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Ryan Mathews had less value than any other pick of the round.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Fitzgerald
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 4, Pick 37
Larry Fitzgerald is expected to reach paydirt 8.1 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
That Just Happened
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 5, Pick 60
Why can't I find Vernon Davis on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."
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 LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."