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    MacAttacks Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Stellar WR Corps, MacAttacks Is a Team to Keep an Eye On

    Draft Summary

    Picking eighth, MacAttacks put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Brady Haterz League (7-6-0, 1,267 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Doug Martin (third round), Ryan Mathews (fourth round), and Frank Gore (fifth round). They built one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, and T.Y. Hilton on the roster.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

    Schedule

    MacAttacks should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for MacAttacks.

    Draft Notes

    • Close to the Vest

      MacAttacks was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

    • A Dominating Duo

      MacAttacks has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • No Back-Up No Cry

      Ignoring roster depth, MacAttacks chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • Apparently ADP is Overrated

      With their ninth-round pick, MacAttacks pulled the trigger. They took Jeremy Hill at pick number 88 despite an ADP of just 121 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Hands Team

      With sticky hands that would make Spider-Man jealous, Demaryius Thomas has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Julio Jones is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 105 projected catches rank second in the league.

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Does Doug Martin Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Martin is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,505 total yards.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      Paydirt Found

      Frank Gore is expected to finish seventh in the NFL in rushing TDs with 8.7.

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 53
      Do You Know if Matthew Stafford is Religious?

      With 317 projected points, MacAttacks is hoping Stafford will be the answer to their prayers.

    Best Available

    MacAttacks has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Buffalo Defense
      • Rank 221, ADP 139
      • Indianapolis Defense
      • Rank 231, ADP 144
      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 139, ADP 134
      • Alex Smith
      • Rank 148, ADP 124
    • 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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    MacAttacks
    1. (8) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (13) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (28) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    4. (33) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    5. (48) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    6. (53) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    7. (68) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    8. (73) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    9. (88) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
    10. (93) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    11. (108) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    12. (113) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    13. (128) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    14. (133) Graham Gano (Car - K)
    15. (148) Denver (Den - DEF)
    16. (153) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
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