I Draft Report Card


Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Swole Should Have Tried Harder

Draft Summary

Maybe Swole was out partying with Gronk and autodrafted? Hopefully that's their excuse as they are projected to finish 12th in stanly docs League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,432 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Jeremy Hill (first round), Arian Foster (third round), and Darren Sproles (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring QB pair in the league, as they added Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco.

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Swole should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 10. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Swole has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Pair of Strengths

    Swole has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, QB and RB.

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Swole, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Mike Wallace) and fourth-ranked (Phillip Dorsett) wideouts.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Swole roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Swole has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Andrew Luck and Arian Foster) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Swole nabbed a sleeper in Phillip Dorsett with pick No. 173.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Swole chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

Player Analysis

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good

    It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU led all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Making Sure Luck's on Your Side

    Any questions about Luck's development were silenced last season, as the Colts' signal-caller firmly establsihed himself among fantasy's elite.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Arian Foster was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Darren Sproles, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    That Just Happened

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

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    Was Devonta Freeman the Best Choice at Pick No. 68?

    Swole apparently thinks so. The Falcons' RB is projected to improve to the tune of 146 points this year, after only putting up 57 last season.

Best Available

Swole has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Brandon LaFell
    • Rank 109, ADP 110
    • DeVante Parker
    • Rank 127, ADP 127
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 199, ADP 102
    • Kansas City Defense
    • Rank 209, ADP 126
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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1. (5) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
2. (20) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
3. (29) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
4. (44) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
5. (53) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
6. (68) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
7. (77) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
8. (92) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
9. (101) Miami (Mia - DEF)
10. (116) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
11. (125) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
12. (140) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
13. (149) Kenny Stills (Mia - WR)
14. (164) Matt Prater (Det - K)
15. (173) Phillip Dorsett (Ind - WR)
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