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LT21 Draft Report Card

Doug Martin
Doug Baldwin
Drew Brees
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After Some Early Gambles, LT21 Should Have Attempted to Draft Players That are Good

Draft Summary

Congratulations, LT21 has earned a participation award. Because that's just about all they did in this draft, participate. This delightful roster (for the opposition) is projected to finish ninth in Who Cares? League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,489 points).

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

Keeper Summary

LT21 used all three of their keeper spots, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Drew Brees, 46.3 ADP), RB (Doug Martin, 22.6 ADP), and WR (Doug Baldwin, 45.6 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Doug Martin) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on LT21 are projected to be significantly less productive (by 17.6%) than the draft picks they replaced.


LT21 should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 5. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most difficult schedule. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, LT21 has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Duo

    QB and RB are both projected to be really solid units for LT21.

  • Good Luck With That One!

    LT21 will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Willie Snead), fourth- (Stefon Diggs), and fifth-ranked (Vincent Jackson) wideouts.

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 7.7 years of NFL experience, LT21 is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Starting Slowly

    LT21 got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Team of Winners

    LT21 is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Doug Martin, Thomas Rawls, and Gary Barnidge).

  • 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 (4,546).

Player Analysis

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

    With 297 touches, Doug Martin is projected to rank sixth in the NFL in that category. How touching, LT21.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Rethinking That One

    Doug Baldwin may not justify his 15th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (32nd with 949) and TDs (33rd with 6.3).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    Like Elway in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,802) and passing TDs (31.4).

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 35
    Move Over Marshawn

    Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.

    • Gary Barnidge, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Gary Barnidge with the 55th pick, even though his ADP is only 97 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

There are four positions that LT21 could look to improve, including WR and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Sammie Coates
    • Rank 119, ADP 132
    • Mohamed Sanu
    • Rank 127, ADP 132
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 148, ADP 138
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 150, ADP 134
  • 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) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
2. (15) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
3. (26) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
4. (35) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
5. (46) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
6. (55) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
7. (66) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
8. (75) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
9. (86) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
10. (95) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
11. (106) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
12. (115) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
13. (126) Zach Miller (Chi - TE)
14. (135) Robbie Gould (NYG - K)
15. (146) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
16. (155) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
17. (166) Willie Snead (NO - WR)

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