Picking sixth, D2 Stonemasons put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fourth-place finish in FG Football League (10-4-0, 2,015 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (15th overall), RB Eddie Lacy (6th), WR Emmanuel Sanders (35th), and TE Greg Olsen (46th) within the first five rounds. They built one of the top RB tandems in the league, as they added Lacy and LeSean McCoy.
Week 10 would be a good opportunity for D2 Stonemasons to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the easiest slate. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, D2 Stonemasons also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
D2 Stonemasons is loaded at QB and DEF. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in FG Football League?
A Pair of Proven Winners
D2 Stonemasons has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Andrew Luck and Emmanuel Sanders) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
D2 Stonemasons grabbed a sleeper in Austin Seferian-Jenkins with pick No. 155.
With their ninth-round pick, D2 Stonemasons pulled the trigger. They drafted Nelson Agholor at pick number 86 despite an ADP of just 101.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Jonas Gray is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) D2 Stonemasons has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Feed Thy Beast
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
Eddie Lacy will get the ball early and often, projected to finish third in the league with 329 touches.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Andrew Luck was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
No RB by Committee Here
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of LeSean McCoy. D2 Stonemasons should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 337 projected touches this year.
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 4, Pick 35
A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. The secret is out, but D2 Stonemasons obviously knows this WR2 is as good a bet as any to post WR1-esque numbers.
Giddy for Greg
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 46
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.
D2 Stonemasons has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Shane Vereen
- Rank 93, ADP 119
- David Cobb
- Rank 106, ADP 125
- Brandon LaFell
- Rank 109, ADP 109
- Kendall Wright
- Rank 111, ADP 125
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..."