The Brookside Hood (ID# 795499)

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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Luck of the Andrew Will Battle Every Week

Draft Summary

It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Luck of the Andrew is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fourth in The Brookside Hood League with a record of 8-5-0 (1,685 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs David Johnson (first round), Eddie Lacy (third round), and Carlos Hyde (fifth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the top group of RBs in the league.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Luck of the Andrew has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Luck of the Andrew.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Luck of the Andrew, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Carlos Hyde) and fourth-ranked (Derrick Henry) RBs.

  • Sky's the Limit

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Luck of the Andrew hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. Luck of the Andrew isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Luck of the Andrew roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 3). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Luck of the Andrew was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 10 rounds (Brandon Marshall, Carlos Hyde, and Houston).

  • Insider Trading?

    DeAndre Washington is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Luck of the Andrew has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Advanced Math

    If Luck of the Andrew had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Brandin Cooks was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Luck of the Andrew got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Brandon Marshall (44th overall pick vs. ADP of 16.1).

    • John Brown, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    Was John Brown Worth it at Pick No. 68?

    Luck of the Andrew sure hopes so. The Cardinals' WR is projected to score 144 points this year, nearly identical to his total last season.

    • Tyrod Taylor, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 77
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    Tyrod Taylor isn't projected to be in the NFL's top-25 in either passing yards (30th with 3,317) or TDs (26th with 19.5), but Luck of the Andrew still snagged him with the 77th pick.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on Luck of the Andrew, TE and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 145, ADP 138
    • Benjamin Watson
    • Rank 213, ADP 127
    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 191, ADP 122
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 142
  • 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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Autopick Wonder
1. (5) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (20) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
3. (29) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
4. (44) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
5. (53) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
6. (68) John Brown (Ari - WR)
7. (77) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
8. (92) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
9. (101) Houston (Hou - DEF)
10. (116) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
11. (125) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
12. (140) Phillip Dorsett (Ind - WR)
13. (149) DeAndre Washington (Oak - RB)
14. (164) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
15. (173) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
16. (188) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)

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