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  • Stampede Blue League 8 (ID# 604079)

    Gabriel's Team Draft Report Card

    C+
    Grade

    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Gabriel's Team Is a Team Others Will Want to Play

    Draft Summary

    Gabriel's Team does know this is "football" not "fútbol", right? Either way they turned the first overall pick into an easy win for the rest of the league, as they are projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 8 League with a record of 5-8-0. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (25th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (1st) and Bishop Sankey (48th), and WRs Julio Jones (24th) and Percy Harvin (49th). They ended up with one of the top QB duos in the league, as they added Rodgers and Philip Rivers.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Gabriel's Team (five), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the toughest schedule. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, Gabriel's Team has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

      Gabriel's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Jordan Reed and Coby Fleener will be on bye.

    • Up and Comers

      Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Gabriel's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      Gabriel's Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Stephen Gostkowski, Aaron Rodgers, and Julio Jones).

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the Gabriel's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

    • It's How You Finish

      Gabriel's Team must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      Gabriel's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 24
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Julio Jones is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 105 projected catches rank third in the league.

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 424 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

      • Bishop Sankey, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 48
      Apparently ADP is Overrated

      With their fourth-round pick, Gabriel's Team pulled the trigger. They took Bishop Sankey at pick number 48 despite an ADP of just 74.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 49
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 8 League, Gabriel's Team may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,708 all-purpose yards.

    Best Available

    There are four positions that Gabriel's Team could look to improve, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 186, ADP 120
      • Dallas Defanse
      • Rank 276, ADP 121
      • Cleveland Defanse
      • Rank 289, ADP 126
    • 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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    Gabriel's Team
    1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (24) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (25) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    4. (48) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    5. (49) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (72) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    7. (73) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    8. (96) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
    9. (97) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    10. (120) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    11. (121) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
    12. (144) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
    13. (145) Donald Brown (SD - RB)
    14. (168) Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
    15. (169) New Orleans (NO - DEF)
    16. (192) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
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