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    Kyle's Splendid Team Draft Report Card

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    Grade

    Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Kyle's Splendid Team Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    Putting together a decent team, Kyle's Splendid Team didn't want to show up the Yahoo Public 100965 League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fourth-place in Yahoo Public 100965 League at 0-0-14 (0 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Calvin Johnson (first round), Dez Bryant (second round), and T.Y. Hilton (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Kyle's Splendid Team will benefit. They are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.

    Brutal draft. Still, you should nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame. That way, your players will have to live up to the pressure.

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Kyle's Splendid Team (five), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, 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 pretty average for Kyle's Splendid Team.

    Draft Notes

    • You're Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link

      The strongest projected unit on Kyle's Splendid Team is QB; unfortunately, it's rated below the league-average projection for that group.

    • Best Days are Behind Them?

      With 15 players projected to score significantly fewer points this season, Kyle's Splendid Team will be hoping the experts are wrong.

    • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

      It appears that Kyle's Splendid Team enjoys gambling, as they took chances on 15 "high-risk" picks.

    • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 11?

      Kyle's Splendid Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 11, both Dan Bailey and Nick Folk will be on bye.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Kyle's Splendid Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • He Can Catch, Too

      Shane Vereen is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 639.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      The Alchemist

      Kyle's Splendid Team chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Calvin Johnson is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 4.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.

      • Dez Bryant, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      Does Dez Bryant Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Bryant is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,457 total yards.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      How Rebellious of You

      Kyle's Splendid Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 34
      An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

      Andre Ellington is projected to finish sixth in the league with 1,503 total yards (1,032 rushing, 471 receiving).

      • T.Y. Hilton, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      Rethinking That One

      While drafted 47th overall, T.Y. Hilton isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (28th with 6.1) or receiving yards (27th with 991).

    Best Available

    With six subpar positions on Kyle's Splendid Team, DEF and K are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 241, ADP 141
      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Shaun Suisham
      • Rank 231, ADP 146
      • Matt Bryant
      • Rank 247, ADP 134
    • 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.

    • 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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    Kyle's Splendid Team
    1. (7) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (14) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
    3. (27) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    4. (34) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    5. (47) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    6. (54) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    7. (67) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (74) Houston (Hou - DEF)
    9. (87) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    10. (94) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    11. (107) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    12. (114) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    13. (127) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    14. (134) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
    15. (147) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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