Yahoo Public 922153 (ID# 922153)

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Larry Gonnella Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Brandon Marshall
Doug Martin
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Larry Gonnella Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Picking late (sixth overall), Larry Gonnella did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fourth in Yahoo Public 922153 with a record of 8-6-0 (1,576 points). With their first five picks, Larry Gonnella focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (46th overall), RBs David Johnson (6th) and Doug Martin (26th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (15th) and Eric Decker (35th). They also built one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they added Johnson, Martin and Frank Gore to their roster.

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While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Larry Gonnella (three), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Larry Gonnella has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Apparently Larry Gonnella missed the point of drafting a back-up defense. In Week 8, both Los Angeles and Pittsburgh will be on bye.

  • Philadelphia Eagles Fan?

    Larry Gonnella reached twice to draft a Philadelphia Eagles player.

  • Close to the Vest

    Larry Gonnella was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 7.9 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 2.6 years).

  • Big D

    Larry Gonnella elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Larry Gonnella has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Brandon Marshall and Doug Martin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    David Johnson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Larry Gonnella should be in decent shape if Johnson gets his 313 projected touches this year.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    177 Excuses to Cheer for Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks eighth in the Yahoo Public 922153 League among wideouts with 177 projected fantasy points.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's Doug Martin time! He should run cool this season with 190 projected points.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Like Elway in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,804) and passing TDs (31.5).

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, Larry Gonnella threw caution to the wind. They took Jordan Matthews at pick number 55 despite an ADP of 69.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

If Larry Gonnella wants to upgrade, TE and WR are areas they could go after first.

    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 145, ADP 138
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 148, ADP 120
    • Markus Wheaton
    • Rank 123, ADP 124
    • Mohamed Sanu
    • Rank 124, ADP 131
  • 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
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    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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Larry Gonnella
1. (6) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (15) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
3. (26) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
4. (35) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
5. (46) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (55) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
7. (66) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
8. (75) Los Angeles (LAR - DEF)
9. (86) Blair Walsh (Sea - K)
10. (95) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
11. (106) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
12. (115) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
13. (126) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
14. (135) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
15. (146) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)

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