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This Gurleys On Fire Draft Report Card

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Todd Gurley
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LeSean McCoy
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Sammy Watkins
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Luck My (Foot)Balls Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, Luck My (Foot)Balls didn't want to show up the The FFL League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fifth-place in The FFL League at 9-5-0 (1,557 points). The GM of Luck My (Foot)Balls obviously entered this draft knowing who their QB target was. They waited until the eighth round to pick their first quarterback, drafting Ryan Tannehill with the 88th overall pick. They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Todd Gurley, LeSean McCoy, Latavius Murray, and James Starks to their roster.

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Schedule

Luck My (Foot)Balls should use Week 8 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. Their top three projected scorers (Ryan Tannehill, Jared Goff and Todd Gurley) will be off with byes. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Luck My (Foot)Balls will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    Luck My (Foot)Balls is loaded at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

  • Super Sleepers

    Jimmy Garoppolo and Braxton Miller are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Luck My (Foot)Balls.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Luck My (Foot)Balls was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 10 rounds (Alshon Jeffery, Latavius Murray, and Jordy Nelson).

  • Luck My (Foot)Balls Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Braxton Miller at pick 177 was just a bit of a stretch. Miller is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Feed The Beast

    Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 342 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Old Fashioned

    Luck My (Foot)Balls stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Todd Gurley and LeSean McCoy before targeting other positions.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 33
    The Alchemist

    Luck My (Foot)Balls chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    169 Reasons for Luck My (Foot)Balls to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

    Nelson ranks 10th in the The FFL League among WRs with 169 projected fantasy points.

    • Delanie Walker, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 57
    The Titan to Target

    Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.

Best Available

There are four positions that Luck My (Foot)Balls could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 145, ADP 123
    • Brock Osweiler
    • Rank 163, ADP 123
    • Teddy Bridgewater
    • Rank 203, ADP 115
  • 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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This Gurleys On Fire
1. (9) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (16) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
3. (33) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
4. (40) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
5. (57) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
6. (64) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
7. (81) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
8. (88) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
9. (105) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
10. (112) Brandon McManus (Den - K)
11. (129) Jared Goff (LA - QB)
12. (136) James Starks (GB - RB)
13. (153) Clive Walford (Oak - TE)
14. (160) Jimmy Garoppolo (NE - QB)
15. (177) Braxton Miller (Hou - WR)
16. (184) Golden Tate (Det - WR)

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