The River DFW (ID# 641490)

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The Sound Guy Draft Report Card

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Rob Gronkowski
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Andrew Luck
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T.Y. Hilton
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With Too Many Reaches Early, The Sound Guy Should Have Paid for Expert Advice

Draft Summary

The late Maya Angelou once said the greatest gift you can give yourself is forgiveness. The Sound Guy should consider taking that advice to heart after yielding a projected finish of ninth (5-9-0 1,427 points) despite drafting in the 7 slot. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (18th overall), RB Jonathan Stewart (42nd), WR T.Y. Hilton (31st), and TE Rob Gronkowski (7th) within the first five rounds. They also landed the most prolific QB tandem in the league, as they have Luck and Matthew Stafford on the roster.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

The Sound Guy will need to plan ahead for Week 10, as their top two projected scorers (Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford) will be resting that weekend. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average slate. The Sound Guy will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    It's likely that in Week 10, The Sound Guy will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    The Sound Guy drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Rob Gronkowski, Justin Tucker, and Andrew Luck).

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for The Sound Guy are TE, QB, and K.

  • Utter Ridiculousness

    In Week 9, both Arizona and Cincinnati will be on bye. Drafting two defenses with the same bye week is a unique strategy, The Sound Guy.

  • Close to the Vest

    The Sound Guy was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Fantasy FĂștbol

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

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    A Threat in the Modern Age, Similar to "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 168 projected fantasy points.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 320 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

    • J. Stewart, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    How Rebellious of You

    The Sound Guy said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Jonathan Stewart).

    • S. Shepard, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 55
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fifth-round pick, The Sound Guy pulled the trigger. They took Sterling Shepard at pick number 55 despite an ADP of just 102.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Tyler Lockett, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in The River DFW League, The Sound Guy may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 754 projected return yards, he ranks fifth in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.

Best Available

There are three positions that The Sound Guy could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Jay Ajayi
    • Rank 143, ADP 102
    • James White
    • Rank 147, ADP 124
    • Darren Sproles
    • Rank 154, ADP 122
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 163, ADP 93
  • 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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The Sound Guy
1. (7) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (18) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
3. (31) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (42) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
5. (55) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
6. (66) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
7. (79) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
8. (90) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
9. (103) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
10. (114) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
11. (127) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
12. (138) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
13. (151) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
14. (162) Devontae Booker (Den - RB)
15. (175) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)

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