Saturday, September 05, 2015

3FL Notes: 2015 Draft Analysis

A majority of our teams were represented during at least part the online draft on Thursday night. Here is an analysis of the results (in draft order):

1. Spiked Vipers: SpiVi did get a little creative with the first pick (as usual) but kept things relative strategic this year. And they waited until the tenth round to draft a Defense! Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. Phys. Ed. Phenoms: Coach Greg's first draft with his own team didn't go exactly as planned. Blaming work and the app on his phone, PEP drafted Gronk with the second overall pick. But that might not be too wrong. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

3. Dumbbums: Once the 'Bums found the draft button things were pretty smooth this year. Some late sleepers will complement a solid offensive team. An early D pick was the only questionable choice. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B-)

4. Stiletto Stompers: AP dropped all the way to the fourth pick and the Stompers swiped him up quickly. The RBs might be sketchy but this team is otherwise quite competitive. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

5. Yuengling Brewers: The sleeping strategy worked again, although not as well as in recent years. The Brew Crew is going to have to pay attention to keep up in 2015. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

6: Predacons: For a while there it looked like the Preds were drafting last year's team all over again, with J.Charles and M.Forte back in black and red. Yahoo! didn't like this draft much but it looks better in reality, especially if some of the late value breaks out. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C)

7. Lightning: The Bolts went with an old school RB/RB strategy to start the draft. Then they waited until the ninth round to draft a QB. Overall this idea worked out, as long as nobody gets hurt. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

8: Baltimorons: Le'Veon Bell has to sit out the first couple of games but the 'Morons solved that problem by drafting six RBs. When he comes back this team can be better than you think. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

9: the HAW: Coming off of their fourth SuperBowl victory, the CAPS are already in the driver's seat for this year (at least according to the algorithms). They have the Big Ben to AB hookup and were awarded the Toyota best draft. Business as usual for Coach HAW. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

10. Renegades: Last time Coach Val was in complete control of the Renegades franchise they won it all. Just saying. Her draft went well (hopefully it was worth the lack of sleep) and things will be good as long as the New Orleans offense performs. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

11. Misfits, Inc.: Dead last. That's where Yahoo! projects FitzCorp to end up after starting the draft WR/WR and selecting a few sleepers at the end. I respectfully disagree. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C)

12. Marauders: Much of the chatter in the draft window this year revolved around Coach Hoss' decision (or his iPad's decision) to draft Romo and Brady back-to-back with picks 60 and 61. Even so, this team is pretty good. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

The Comm-nosticator makes his first predictions soon. Stay tuned.

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