Lonnie's Beast Draft Report Card

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Julio Jones
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Doug Baldwin
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Amari Cooper
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Lonnie's Beast is Built to Win

Draft Summary

And the award for best “Roster Composition” goes to Lonnie's Beast! Meat Loaf once told a radio host that he'd rather win a fantasy championship than another Grammy, and would surely approve of this performance. Picking fourth overall, they're projected to finish second in Gresham Toyota League at 11-3-0 (1,994 points). With this kind of investment in the WR position by Lonnie's Beast, they can only hope this trio resembles "The Greatest Show on Turf." They used their first three picks to draft Julio Jones in the first round (4th overall), Doug Baldwin in the second (17th), and Amari Cooper in the third (24th). This group will have to produce in order for Lonnie's Beast to have a good season, as they are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.

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Schedule

Lonnie's Beast should use Week 6 to ponder life's deeper mysteries, like can crop circles ever actually be crop squares? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average schedule. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Lonnie's Beast also has the league's toughest first four games and second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Lonnie's Beast chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Mr. Relevant

    Lonnie's Beast scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Blake Bortles at pick number 164.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Jones is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    185 More Reasons to Appreciate Doug Baldwin

    Baldwin ranks eighth in the Gresham Toyota League among WRs with 185 projected fantasy points.

    • Amari Cooper, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    Essentially Elite?

    Though he didn't burst into super-stardom like many predicted, Cooper still delivered last season: only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) were rostered more frequently by first-place fantasy squads in 2016.

    • Ty Montgomery, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Lonnie's Beast didn't grab their first RB (Ty Montgomery) until the fourth round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    Better Lucky Than Good

    The rest of Gresham Toyota League overlooked a gem, and Lonnie's Beast made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Greg Olsen.

Best Available

If Lonnie's Beast is interested in making a roster move, RB is one area they could improve.

    • Jacquizz Rodgers
    • Rank 119, ADP 124
    • Rex Burkhead
    • Rank 124, ADP 125
    • Matt Forte
    • Rank 134, ADP 120
    • C.J. Prosise
    • Rank 138, ADP 126
  • 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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Lonnie's Beast
1. (4) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (17) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
3. (24) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (37) Ty Montgomery (GB - RB)
5. (44) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (57) Jamison Crowder (Was - WR)
7. (64) Mike Gillislee (NE - RB)
8. (77) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
9. (84) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
10. (97) New England (NE - DEF)
11. (104) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
12. (117) Terrance West (Bal - RB)
13. (124) Martellus Bennett (GB - TE)
14. (137) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)
15. (144) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
16. (157) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
17. (164) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)

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