Down Set Hike (ID# 602317)

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Lazygator Draft Report Card

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Allen Robinson
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Doug Martin
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Jonathan Stewart
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Loaded With Panthers, Lazygator Is Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

Draft Summary

Look, Lazygator, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Lazygator didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in seventh-place in Down Set Hike League at 8-6-0 (2,106 points). They felt they could wait on quarterback, holding out until the ninth round to secure Tyrod Taylor with the 104th overall selection. They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring tandems of WRs in the league, as they added Allen Robinson and Tyler Lockett.

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

Schedule

Lazygator should use Week 7 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Lazygator.

Draft Notes

  • A Gamble Riverboat Ron Would Make

    The fantasy hopes of Lazygator rest heavily on the fortunes of Cam's crew, as they loaded up with four Panthers on their roster.

  • Highlight Reel

    Lazygator is loaded at TE, but RB isn't too shabby, either.

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Forsaking roster depth, Lazygator chose only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and K).

  • A Dominating Pair

    Lazygator has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Allen Robinson and Doug Martin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Roberto Aguayo, Lazygator pounced on him at pick No. 200.

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 519 projected rushing yards, Tyrod Taylor can channel his inner Vick to help Lazygator this year.

Player Analysis

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    177 Excuses to Cheer for Allen Robinson

    Robinson ranks 10th in the Down Set Hike League among wideouts with 177 projected fantasy points.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Martin is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank sixth in the NFL with 305 touches.

    • J. Stewart, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    Trigger Happy

    With their third-round pick, Lazygator pulled the trigger. They drafted Jonathan Stewart at pick number 32 despite an ADP of just 62.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 7) and receiving yards (third with 950).

    • Tyler Lockett, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 56
    Rethinking That One

    Tyler Lockett may not justify his 56th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (47th with 857) and TDs (35th with 6.1).

Best Available

Lazygator has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Chris Hogan
    • Rank 121, ADP 130
    • Tajae Sharpe
    • Rank 126, ADP 126
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 217, ADP 137
    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
  • 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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Lazygator
1. (8) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
2. (17) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
3. (32) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
4. (41) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (56) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
6. (65) John Brown (Ari - WR)
7. (80) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
8. (89) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
9. (104) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
10. (113) Travis Benjamin (SD - WR)
11. (128) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
12. (137) Malcolm Smith (Oak - LB)
13. (152) Landon Collins (NYG - S)
14. (161) Thomas Davis (Car - LB)
15. (176) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
16. (185) Josh Norman (Was - CB)
17. (200) Roberto Aguayo (TB - K)
18. (209) Danny Trevathan (Chi - LB)

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