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    GaelicStorm Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, GaelicStorm Owned This Draft

    Draft Summary

    GaelicStorm took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. GaelicStorm is projected to finish second in Ray Rice KO Hit League at 10-3-0 (1,857 points). They got aggressive about drafting running backs early, snagging LeSean McCoy (3rd overall), Montee Ball (26th), and Andre Ellington (31st). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, GaelicStorm will benefit. They are one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, GaelicStorm has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the easiest schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, GaelicStorm also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for GaelicStorm, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Andre Ellington) and fourth-ranked (Jeremy Hill) RBs.

    • Positional Fortitude

      GaelicStorm has five stronger-than-average positions with RB and WR projected to lead the way.

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, GaelicStorm hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      GaelicStorm knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Bargain Shopper

      With four steals in the first 9 rounds (including Stephen Gostkowski, Kansas City, and Roddy White), GaelicStorm made some shrewd moves.

    • The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, GaelicStorm got a steal in snatching Stephen Gostkowski in the ninth round (115th overall pick vs. ADP of 76.5).

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      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.

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 26
      Traditionalist

      GaelicStorm stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Montee Ball right off the bat.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 31
      Mr. Do-It-All

      Andre Ellington is projected to finish sixth in the league with 1,503 total yards (1,032 rushing, 471 receiving).

      • Tony Romo, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 82
      GaelicStorm's Stud Signal-Caller

      Tony Romo is projected to rack up 661 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

      • Jordan Reed, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 87
      Was the 87th Pick the Right Time for Jordan Reed?

      GaelicStorm apparently believes it is. The Redskins' tight end is projected to put up 169 points this year, after only netting 113 last year.

    Best Available

    If GaelicStorm is interested in making a roster move, TE is one area they could improve.

      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 186, ADP 120
      • Brent Celek
      • Rank 211, ADP 123
      • Joseph Fauria
      • Rank 214, ADP 121
      • Zach Miller
      • Rank 218, ADP 120
    • 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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    GaelicStorm
    1. (3) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (26) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    3. (31) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    4. (54) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    5. (59) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (82) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    7. (87) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    8. (110) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    9. (115) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    10. (138) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
    11. (143) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    12. (166) Christine Michael (Sea - RB)
    13. (171) Kenny Stills (NO - WR)
    14. (194) Owen Daniels (Bal - TE)
    15. (199) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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