Down Set Hike (ID# 602317)

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Le'Veon Bell
Brandon Marshall
Latavius Murray
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Loaded With Chiefs, Gimpy wing Has an Average Squad

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 Gimpy wing can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked 11th overall in Down Set Hike League and are forecasted to finish eighth with a record of 7-7-0 (2,147 points). With their first five picks, Gimpy wing focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (59th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (11th) and Latavius Murray (35th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (14th) and Demaryius Thomas (38th). They also landed one of the worst groups of RBs in the league, as they have Bell, Murray, Matt Jones, and Charcandrick West on their team.

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While Week 5 has the most players on bye for Gimpy wing (five), Week 8 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Gimpy wing.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Gimpy wing will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Jordan Matthews), fourth- (Vincent Jackson), and fifth-ranked (Steve Smith Sr.) wideouts.

  • Tread Left on the Tires

    With an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience, Gimpy wing is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • A Team of Destiny?

    The fantasy hopes of Gimpy wing rest heavily on the fortunes of the Chiefs, as they have four of them on their roster.

  • Single Serving

    Going with just a single TE (Travis Kelce) and K (Mason Crosby), Gimpy wing opted to add depth at other positions.

  • A Little Aggressive in Flag-Football Leagues?

    Former Bronco Karl Mecklenburg once dropped this nugget: “Defensively, I think it's important for us to tackle.” Among LBs in Down Set Hike League, C.J. Mosley ranks fifth in projected tackles with 139.

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing Morgan Burnett at pick 206 was definitely a reach. Burnett is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Returning to Excellence

    He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    181 Reasons for Gimpy wing to Appreciate Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks eighth in the Down Set Hike League among WRs with 181 projected fantasy points.

    • L. Murray, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Latavius Murray with the 35th pick, even though his ADP is only 48.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 62
    A Big, Strong Weapon

    Travis Kelce ranks fifth in the Down Set Hike League among TEs with 122 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

There are three positions that Gimpy wing could look to improve, including RB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Jay Ajayi
    • Rank 143, ADP 103
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 163, ADP 94
    • Chris Hogan
    • Rank 121, ADP 130
    • Tajae Sharpe
    • Rank 126, ADP 126
  • 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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Tortilla Jackson
1. (11) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (14) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
3. (35) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
4. (38) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (59) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (62) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (83) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
8. (86) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
9. (107) C.J. Mosley (Bal - LB)
10. (110) Paul Posluszny (Jax - LB)
11. (131) Charcandrick West (KC - RB)
12. (134) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
13. (155) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
14. (158) Eric Berry (KC - S)
15. (179) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
16. (182) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
17. (203) Barry Church (Dal - S)
18. (206) Morgan Burnett (GB - S)

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