The masterdeflater Draft Report Card

B+
Grade

With a Projected Finish of Second, The masterdeflater Has Chance to Win This Thing

Draft Summary

The GM of The masterdeflater must be an angel, because this team looks like it fell from heaven. They were able to flip the eighth overall pick into an expected finish of second place with a record of 9-5-0 (2,007 points). They loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs Randall Cobb (third round), Andre Johnson (fifth round), Brandon Marshall (sixth round), and Julian Edelman (seventh round). They ended up with the bottom TE pair in the league, as they added Martellus Bennett and Dwayne Allen.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Schedule

The masterdeflater should use Week 7 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, The masterdeflater has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Risk Averse

    The masterdeflater minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Get Off My Lawn

    With an average of 8.1 years of NFL experience, The masterdeflater is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

  • A Dominating Duo

    The masterdeflater has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and Randall Cobb) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Dwayne Allen was the weakest pick of the final round. You had one last chance and you blew it, The masterdeflater.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Eddie Lacy Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. The masterdeflater should be in decent shape if Lacy gets his 322 projected touches this year.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 9
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Peyton Manning has an ADP of only 37 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the ninth overall pick.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Randall Cobb was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 40
    Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Johnson

    Andre Johnson is expected to reach paydirt 8.1 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 41
    Was Brandon Marshall Worth it at Pick No. 41?

    The masterdeflater sure hopes so. The Jets' WR is projected to get 142 points this year, just a bit better than last season.

Best Available

The masterdeflater has one below-average position, TE, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 128, ADP 134
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 139, ADP 137
    • Josh Hill
    • Rank 140, ADP 129
    • Vernon Davis
    • Rank 147, ADP 128
  • 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 masterdeflater
1. (8) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (9) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
3. (24) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
4. (25) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
5. (40) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
6. (41) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
7. (56) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
8. (57) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
9. (72) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
10. (73) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
11. (88) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
12. (89) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
13. (104) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
14. (105) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
15. (120) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
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