Guts & Glory (ID# 391789)

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David Johnson
Brandon Marshall
Alshon Jeffery
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, GFY Couldn't Do This Poorly Again if They Tried

Draft Summary

Maybe these pre-season projections will get GFY to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Hell, it may require extra effort just to get a win. GFY is projected to go 1-12-0 (1,769 points) and finish 10th in Guts & Glory League. If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (second round), Alshon Jeffery (third round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). They put together one of the highest-scoring QB combos in the league, as they have Drew Brees and Philip Rivers on the roster.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


GFY should just disappear for a while during Week 11. 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 toughest slates. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for GFY.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for GFY, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Eric Decker) and fourth-ranked (Travis Benjamin) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    GFY is stacked at RB, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

  • Drink Plenty of Milk

    With an average of 8.3 years of NFL experience, GFY has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the GFY roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    GFY chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Earning His Keep

    According to projections, Philip Rivers should finish ranked ninth in the league in passing TDs (28.5) and fifth in passing yards (4,549).

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 313 touches, David Johnson is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. How touching, GFY.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    224 More Reasons to Appreciate Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks eighth in the Guts & Glory League among WRs with 224 projected fantasy points.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    On a Scale of 1 to America

    How free will Alshon Jeffery get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,344 receiving yards this year.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Like Marino in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,805) and passing TDs (31.5).

    • Delanie Walker, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 66
    The Titan to Target

    Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.

Best Available

While GFY is expected to be weak across four positions, K is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 221, ADP 95
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 226, ADP 121
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 228, ADP 136
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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1. (6) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (15) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
3. (26) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (35) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
5. (46) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
6. (55) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
7. (66) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
8. (75) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (86) Connor Barth (Chi - K)
10. (95) Philip Rivers (LAC - QB)
11. (106) Travis Benjamin (LAC - WR)
12. (115) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
13. (126) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
14. (135) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
15. (146) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)

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