Lesemann's team Draft Report Card

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Teddy Bridgewater
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Julio Jones
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Stefon Diggs
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With Multiple Vikings, Lesemann's team Needs to get to Work

Draft Summary

Lesemann's team had the misfortune of landing the last pick in the draft. While some thrive in that scenario, they responded to the adversity by tanking their picks and finishing with the worst projected team in Speedco League. Failing to acquire a team capable of winning is a bold strategy for success. Lesemann's team is expected to finish with a mark of 0-14-0 (1,358 points). They must be the "Czar of the Waiver Wire", as they waited until the seventh round to grab their first RB. Lesemann's team drafted Eddie Lacy with the 56th overall pick. They ultimately have the highest-scoring TE combo in the league, as they have Jordan Reed and Greg Olsen.

Schedule

Week 9 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Lesemann's team should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have the toughest schedule. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Lesemann's team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Management

    Lesemann's team is loaded at TE and DEF. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Speedco League?

  • The Best Player Plays

    Lesemann's team is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 5.5 years of NFL experience.

  • Fortune Favors the Bold

    It appears that Lesemann's team doesn't mind gambling, as they took chances on six "high-risk" picks.

  • A Minnesota Vikings Homer?

    The fantasy hopes of Lesemann's team will depend heavily on the fortunes of the Vikings, as they drafted five of them to their squad.

  • Scraping the Wire in Week 9

    Grabbing two QBs (Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of Lesemann's team.

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    Lesemann's team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • T. Bridgewater, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Time to Sign Up for Andy Behrens' Fantasy Camp

    Despite being selected eighth overall, Teddy Bridgewater is not projected among the NFL's top-25 in either passing TDs (36th with 0) or passing yards (36th with zero).

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 9
    Better Lucky Than Good

    The rest of Speedco League overlooked a gem, and Lesemann's team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Julio Jones.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 25
    Panther Performance

    Olsen saw an increase in targets for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. It was his third straight 1,000-yard campaign and ninth year in a row suiting up for all 16 games.

    • Minnesota, DEF
    • Round 6, Pick 41
    Was the 41st Pick the Right Time for a Defense?

    Lesemann's team apparently believes so. Minnesota's D is only projected to earn 85 points this year, after putting up 152 last year.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 56
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Lesemann's team didn't grab their first RB (Eddie Lacy) until the seventh round.

Best Available

While Lesemann's team is expected to be weak across three positions, QB is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Andrew Luck
    • Rank 74, ADP 54
    • Philip Rivers
    • Rank 93, ADP 109
    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 104, ADP 119
    • Matthew Stafford
    • Rank 107, 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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Lesemann's team
1. (8) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
2. (9) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (24) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
4. (25) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (40) Blair Walsh (Sea - K)
6. (41) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
7. (56) Eddie Lacy (Sea - RB)
8. (57) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
9. (72) Sam Bradford (Min - QB)
10. (73) Dalvin Cook (Min - RB)
11. (88) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
12. (89) Tyreek Hill (KC - WR)
13. (104) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
14. (105) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
15. (120) New York (NYG - DEF)

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