While Loafer's Gonna Loaf is no world-beater, this is a team that could potentially reach the playoffs if some things go their way. Picking 11th overall, Loafer's Gonna Loaf is projected to land in ninth place in Teke Football League XVII-A League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,498 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (46th overall), RB Mark Ingram (18th), WR Randall Cobb (39th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (11th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring duos of WRs in the league, as they added Cobb and Jordan Matthews.
Week 5 might require some artful managing from Loafer's Gonna Loaf, as their top two projected scorers (Drew Brees and Mark Ingram) will have a bye week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with having the seventh-most grueling overall schedule, Loafer's Gonna Loaf has the league's easiest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Who Dat Nation
The fantasy hopes of Loafer's Gonna Loaf rest heavily on the fortunes of New Orleans, as they loaded up with four Saints on their roster.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Loafer's Gonna Loaf, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Ameer Abdullah) and fourth-ranked (Javorius Allen) RBs.
Assessing the Assets
TE is the strongest position for Loafer's Gonna Loaf, though QB and K are also better than the league's average.
Loafer's Gonna Loaf hedged their bets by scooping up Tim Hightower in the 12th round to back up Mark Ingram, his Saints teammate (a second-round selection).
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Loafer's Gonna Loaf chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Dominating Pair
Loafer's Gonna Loaf has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Mark Ingram) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Repeat for Rob
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 11
For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.
Mark Ingram Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
The playbook reads him. Loafer's Gonna Loaf should be in decent shape if Ingram gets his 282 projected touches this year.
Like Elway in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 4, Pick 46
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,805) and passing TDs (31.5).
Was the 74th Pick the Right Time for Frank Gore?
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 6, Pick 74
Loafer's Gonna Loaf apparently believes so. The Colts' running back is projected to earn 141 points this year, after putting up 159 last year.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- T. Benjamin, WR
- Round 7, Pick 95
With their seventh-round pick, Loafer's Gonna Loaf pulled the trigger. They took Travis Benjamin at pick number 95 despite an ADP of just 121.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
While Loafer's Gonna Loaf is projected to have three below-average positions, RB is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 168, ADP 116
- Jordan Howard
- Rank 178, ADP 128
- Darren McFadden
- Rank 185, ADP 117
- Kenneth Dixon
- Rank 189, ADP 127
Bye Week Points LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."