Yahoo Public 795587 (ID# 795587)

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B
Grade

Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Bolts are on FIRE Needs Work

Draft Summary

While this draft by Bolts are on FIRE didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected sixth-place finish in Yahoo Public 795587 League at 7-7-0 (1,325 points). With their first five picks, Bolts are on FIRE aimed for balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (46th overall), RBs Zac Stacy (26th) and Doug Martin (35th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (6th) and Brandon Marshall (15th). They ended up with the best group of WRs in the league, as they have Johnson, Marshall, Julian Edelman, and Terrance Williams on their team.

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Schedule

Bolts are on FIRE should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Bolts are on FIRE.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Bolts are on FIRE will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Dennis Pitta) and only K (Dan Bailey) will both be off that week.

  • Close to the Vest

    Bolts are on FIRE was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • It's How You Finish

    Bolts are on FIRE must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Bolts are on FIRE has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Bolts are on FIRE chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Bolts are on FIRE got a steal in snatching Frank Gore in the ninth round (86th overall pick vs. ADP of 68.6).

Player Analysis

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    The Standard by Which All Others are Measured

    Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Yahoo Public 795587 League overlooked a gem, and Bolts are on FIRE made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Brandon Marshall.

    • Zac Stacy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Bolts are on FIRE didn't grab their first RB (Zac Stacy) until the third round.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Take Shelter

    Andrew Luck will be making it rain on defenses this year, and is forecasted to finish 10th in the NFL with 4,069 passing yards.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Was Julian Edelman Worth it at Pick No. 55?

    Bolts are on FIRE sure hopes so. The Patriots' WR is projected to have 142 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Bolts are on FIRE, DEF and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Baltimore Defanse
    • Rank 233, ADP 144
    • Tampa Bay Defanse
    • Rank 239, ADP 141
    • Terrance West
    • Rank 85, ADP 119
    • Fred Jackson
    • Rank 97, ADP 118
  • 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 X Factor
1. (6) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
2. (15) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
3. (26) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
4. (35) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
5. (46) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
6. (55) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
7. (66) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
8. (75) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
9. (86) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
10. (95) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
11. (106) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
12. (115) Denver (Den - DEF)
13. (126) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
14. (135) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
15. (146) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
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