LiAus (ID# 841251)

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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, RobertGryffindor III Might Make Playoffs but Probably Not

Draft Summary

Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that RobertGryffindor III can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked ninth overall in LiAus League and are forecasted to finish sixth with a record of 7-7-0 (1,277 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Montee Ball (second round), Reggie Bush (third round), and Ray Rice (fifth round). They built the worst QB duo in the league, as they have Colin Kaepernick and Geno Smith on the roster.

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

Keeper Summary

RobertGryffindor III made use of their only keeper slot to hold on to Jordan Cameron (53.2 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.

Schedule

RobertGryffindor III should drop off the grid during Week 4. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the least difficult slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, RobertGryffindor III also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    RobertGryffindor III will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only TE (Jordan Cameron), only K (Steven Hauschka), and only DEF (Cincinnati) will all be on bye that week.

  • A Good Problem to Have

    RobertGryffindor III will have some nail-biting decisions to make each week at RB, with a small projected points difference between their second- (Reggie Bush), third- (Ray Rice), and fourth-ranked (Maurice Jones-Drew) RBs.

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for RobertGryffindor III, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (T.Y. Hilton) and fourth-ranked (Riley Cooper) wideouts.

  • Carrying the Load

    RobertGryffindor III has a trio of above-average positions leading the way (TE, DEF, and RB).

  • Team of Champions?

    RobertGryffindor III is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Demaryius Thomas, Reggie Bush, and DeSean Jackson.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    RobertGryffindor III grabbed a sleeper in Cody Latimer with pick No. 132.

Player Analysis

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for RobertGryffindor III to encourage the LiAus League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

    • Montee Ball, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Does Montee Ball Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Ball is ranked 10th in the league with 1,493 all-purpose yards.

    • Reggie Bush, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    A Versatile Combination

    Reggie Bush can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks third among RBs in projected receiving yards with 557.

    • Ray Rice, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their fifth-round pick, RobertGryffindor III pulled the trigger. They took Ray Rice at pick number 49 despite an ADP of just 100 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Was T.Y. Hilton the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 52?

    RobertGryffindor III apparently thinks so. The Colts' wideout is projected to have 136 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.

Best Available

RobertGryffindor III has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including QB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • Rank 102, ADP 118
    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 128, ADP 123
    • Rueben Randle
    • Rank 93, ADP 113
    • Justin Hunter
    • Rank 108, ADP 123
  • 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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Beats by Ray
1. (9) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
2. (12) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
3. (29) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
4. (32) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
5. (49) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
6. (52) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
7. (69) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
8. (72) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
9. (89) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
10. (92) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
11. (109) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
12. (112) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
13. (129) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
14. (132) Cody Latimer (Den - WR)
15. (149) Geno Smith (NYJ - QB)
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