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    Brian's Grand Team Draft Report Card


    Led by a Talented WR Corps, Brian's Grand Team Is Loaded With Studs

    Draft Summary

    This draft by Brian's Grand Team was like a finely tuned Peyton Manning-led offense, with all the pieces falling into place. Just like Peyton's offense, Brian's Grand Team is expected to score a lot of points this season and finish first in Assist Protect Defend League at 12-2-0 (2,740 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Calvin Johnson (first round), Antonio Brown (fourth round), and DeSean Jackson (fifth round). They landed the highest-scoring QB combo in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Tom Brady to their squad.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.


    Brian's Grand Team can chalk up Week 10 as a loss. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the least challenging schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Brian's Grand Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      With four better-than-average positions on Brian's Grand Team, QB and WR are projected as especially strong units.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Brian's Grand Team picked up projected top-two players (Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, and Stephen Gostkowski).

    • Get Off My Lawn

      With an average of 8.1 years of NFL experience, Brian's Grand Team is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

    • Team of Champions

      Brian's Grand Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, five of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning, and Antonio Brown.

    • Big D

      Brian's Grand Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • Bargain Shopper

      With three steals in the first 16 rounds (Reggie Wayne, Houston, and Stephen Gostkowski), Brian's Grand Team made some shrewd moves.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 6
      The Standard by Which All Others are Measured

      Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      Fantasy is Better Than Reality

      Even though he fell short in Super Bowl 48, Peyton Manning was more likely to be owned on a 2013 Yahoo! championship roster than any other QB.

      • Ryan Mathews, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Ryan Mathews had less value than any other pick of the round.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 27
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Brian's Grand Team to encourage the Assist Protect Defend League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Antonio Brown and his 104 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).

      • DeSean Jackson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 38
      Rethinking That One

      DeSean Jackson may not justify his 38th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (31st with 971) and TDs (38th with 5.8).

    Best Available

    If Brian's Grand Team has a desire to make a roster move, RB and DEF are areas of need.

      • Carlos Hyde
      • Rank 137, ADP 124
      • Tre Mason
      • Rank 152, ADP 122
      • New England Defanse
      • Rank 196, ADP 99
      • Chicago Defanse
      • Rank 209, ADP 132
    • 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
          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-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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    Brian's Grand Team
    1. (6) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (11) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (22) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    4. (27) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    5. (38) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
    6. (43) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    7. (54) Denver (Den - DEF)
    8. (59) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    9. (70) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    10. (75) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    11. (86) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    12. (91) Houston (Hou - DEF)
    13. (102) J.J. Watt (Hou - DE)
    14. (107) Richard Sherman (Sea - CB)
    15. (118) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    16. (123) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    17. (134) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    18. (139) DeMarcus Ware (Den - DE)
    19. (150) Brian Orakpo (Was - LB)
    20. (155) Ndamukong Suh (Det - DT)
    21. (166) Greg Hardy (Car - DE)
    22. (171) Earl Thomas (Sea - S)
    23. (182) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    24. (187) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
    25. (198) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
    26. (203) Eric Reid (SF - S)
    27. (214) Sam Shields (GB - CB)
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