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  • Stampede Blue League 8 (ID# 604079)

    Ollies Draft Report Card

    C+
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Ninth, Ollies Has No Idea How to Draft a Winning Team

    Draft Summary

    Ollies got saddled with a late draft position (eighth overall) and didn't respond. The poor draft slot will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in ninth place in Stampede Blue League 8 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,563 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Nick Foles (56th overall), RBs Alfred Morris (17th) and C.J. Spiller (32nd), and WRs Calvin Johnson (8th) and Wes Welker (41st). They landed the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Spiller, Morris, Jeremy Hill, and Khiry Robinson 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

    Ollies should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least challenging slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Ollies also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 4?

      Ollies must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.

    • Fantasy Fútbol

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

    • Checked Out Early

      Ollies didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

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

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Ollies has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Josh Gordon) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Potent Potential

      Johnny Manziel and Khiry Robinson are a couple of late-round fliers with nice upside for Ollies.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Meeting His Expectations

      Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Alfred Morris was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 56
      A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Nick Foles is projected to rack up 393 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.

      • Greg Olsen, TE
      • Round 6, Pick 65
      Was Greg Olsen Worth it at Pick No. 65?

      Ollies sure hopes so. The Panthers' tight end is projected to have 189 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

      • M. Colston, WR
      • Round 7, Pick 80
      Was Marques Colston the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 80?

      Ollies apparently thinks so. The Saints' wideout is projected to earn 214 points this year, after putting up 199 last year.

    Best Available

    Ollies has six positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 186, ADP 120
      • Darren McFadden
      • Rank 153, ADP 123
      • 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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    Ollies
    1. (8) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (17) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    3. (32) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    4. (41) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    5. (56) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    6. (65) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    7. (80) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    8. (89) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    9. (104) New England (NE - DEF)
    10. (113) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
    11. (128) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
    12. (137) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
    13. (152) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
    14. (161) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    15. (176) Khiry Robinson (NO - RB)
    16. (185) Tim Wright (NE - TE)
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