Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March Madness Fantasy 2015 - The Draft

Welp, here we go again: an NCAA tourney fantasy league. Your score is based on your players' points, rebounds, steals, blocks, and assists, and you get a 1.5x bonus for selecting players from "bad" teams - those seeded 8-16. One point is subtracted for each turnover.

Last year, Gav scored a great win thanks to 8 seed Kentucky's amazing run to the

Our draft was held online Monday. Here are the results and some very necessary draft analysis:

11Jahlil OkaforDuke
220Ryan ArcidiacanoVillanova
321Pat ConnaughtonNotre Dame
440Marcus PaigeUNC
541Melo TrimbleMaryland
660Taurean PrinceBaylor
761Trevor LaceyNC State
880Bryce AlfordUCLA
12Frank KaminskyWisconsin
219Darrun Hilliard IIVillanova
322Rico GathersBaylor
439Joseph YoungOregon
542Bobby PortisArkansas
659Demetrius JacksonNotre Dame
762Kris DunnProvidence
879Jordan SibertDayton
13Karl Anthony TownsKentucky
218Kyle WiltjerGonzaga
323Monte MorrisIowa State
438Seth TuttleNorthern Iowa
543Rondae Hollis-JeffersonArizona
658Josh Gasser Wisconsin
763Kenny CheryBaylor
878Justin Moss Buffalo
14Willie Cauley-SteinKentucky
217Georges NiangIowa State
324Perry EllisKansas
437Jordan MickeyLSU
544Branden DawsonMichigan State
657Le'Bryan NashOSU
764Frank MasonKansas
877Dez WellsMaryland
15Nigel HayesWisconsin
216Justin AndersonVirginia
325Trey LylesKentucky
436Anthony GillVirginia
545Devin BookerKentucky
656Kevin PangosGonzaga
765Brandon AshleyArizona
876Dylan EnnisVillanova
16Quinn CookDuke
215Jerian GrantND
326Kyle CollinsworthBYU
435D'Angelo RussellOhio St
546Nic MooreSMU
655Jameel McKayIowa State
766Stefon MoodyMississippi
875Tyler HawsBYU
17Stanley JohnsonArizona
214Malcolm BrogdonVirginia
327Montrezl HarrellLouisville
434Buddy HieldOklahoma
547Daniel OchefuVillanova
654Traevon JacksonWisconsin
767Ron Baker's ManWSU
874LaDontae HentonProvidence
18Aaron HarrisonKentucky
213Justise WinslowDuke
328D'Vauntes Smith-RiveraGeorgetown
433Terry RozierLouisville
548Brice JohnsonNorth Carolina
653Aqeel QuinnSDSU
768Jake LaymanMaryland
873Kelly Oubre Jr.Kansas
19Tyus JonesDuke
212Sam "Upper" DekkerWisconsin
329Dakari JohnsonKentucky
432Dyshawn PierreDayton
549Thomas WalkupStephen F Austin
652Sir'Dominic PointerSt. John's
769Tyler KalinoskiDavidson
872Elgin CookOregon
110T.J. McConnellArizona
211Andrew HarrisonKentucky
330JayVaughn PinkstonVillanova
431Fred VanVleetWSU
550Jacob ParkerStephen F Austin
651Phil Forte IIIOSU
770Juwan StatenWest Virginia
871Wayne BlackshearLouisville

By Team
  • 7 Kentucky players were drafted. The last player, Devin Booker, was picked #45, about at the midway point of the draft. Brandon, Chuck, Dan, and Gav are the owners who lack a player from the Big Blue.
  • 5 Wisconsin and Villanova players were chosen.
  • 4 Arizona Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils were taken.

Doubling Up
  • Dan chose teammates, the white wonders of Collinsworth and Haws from BYU. BYU was eliminated in their First Four matchup with Ole Miss. Fun game to watch, though.
  • Chris also chose teammates, the nonwhite wonders of Frank Mason III and Perry Ellis of KU. Chris maintained his streak of drafting KU players since always, forever.

By Seeds 1-7
  • 22 of the first 30 players chosen were from 1-seed and 2-seed teams.
  • All but 3 players from 1 seeds listed on the draft spreadsheet were picked.

By Seeds 8-12 (1.5x point multiplier teams)
  • 19 of the 80 drafted players were from teams seeded 8 and up.
  • 8 of the 19 came from 8 and 9 seeds.
  • 4 of the 19 were drafted in the final 6 selections.
  • 6 of the 19 were from 11 seeds.
  • Dan has 3 11-seed players. Again, 2 of them, the white guys, have already been eliminated.
  • No players were chosen from teams seeded 13 and up.

By Seeds, Again
  • Bob has 4 1-seed players and 4 2-seed players; those are all of his players.
  • Brian has 4 4-seed players.

Median Seed of Players Drafted:
  • Overall: 3
  • Bob 1.5
  • Chuck 2.5
  • Matt 2.5
  • Brandon 3.5
  • Chris 3.5
  • Brian 4
  • Gav 4
  • Stu 4.5
  • Dan 8
  • Shawn 8.5

By Region
  • 23 players were picked from the West Region - Dan and Gav have 4 each.
  • 20 from the East - Chuck has 5 of them.
  • 20 from the Midwest - Chris has 4 of them.
  • 17 from the South - Shawn has 4 of them.
  • Brandon’s team is the most balanced, with 2 players from each region. If everything went perfectly, he could have 7 of his 8 players active in the Elite Eight. I suspect he did this on purpose.
  • Gav, Chuck, and Dan have unbalanced brackets, with players from only 3 of the 4 regions. Dan has no East players (I didn’t like the number of defensive-minded teams in it!) and the others have no South players. All others have at least one player per region.

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