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    ed's Team Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Despite a Set of Monster RBs, ed's Team Probably Has Draft Regrets

    Draft Summary

    Maybe these pre-season projections will get ed's Team to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Hell, it may require extra effort just to get a win. ed's Team is projected to go 4-10-0 (2,292 points) and finish seventh in Assist Protect Defend League. They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Matt Forte (first round), Giovani Bernard (third round), and Zac Stacy (fourth round). ed's Team will rely heavily on this group, as they are one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    ed's Team can chalk up Week 4 as a big fat L. They have 11 players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most difficult slates. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for ed's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      ed's Team might require waiver wire help in Week 4, as their No. 1- (Demaryius Thomas), No. 2- (Wes Welker) and No. 4-ranked (Michael Floyd) WRs will all be idle that week.

    • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

      It appears that ed's Team enjoys gambling, as they took chances on 11 "high-risk" picks.

    • Team of Champions

      ed's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Matt Forte, Demaryius Thomas, and Zac Stacy).

    • Going Out with a Whimper

      ed's Team didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Super Sleepers

      Markus Wheaton and Christine Michael are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for ed's Team.

    • Arm Cannon

      Tony Romo is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,773 all-purpose yards.

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 12
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for ed's Team to encourage the Assist Protect Defend League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 107 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • G. Bernard, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 21
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Giovani Bernard time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 199 projected points.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 28
      Stacy is Hungry

      And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 302 touches.

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 37
      Trigger Happy

      With their fifth-round pick, ed's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Rashad Jennings at pick number 37 despite an ADP of just 67.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    With three below-average positions on ed's Team, TE and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 146, ADP 133
      • Delanie Walker
      • Rank 148, ADP 134
      • Carlos Hyde
      • Rank 137, ADP 124
      • Tre Mason
      • Rank 152, ADP 122
    • 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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    ed's Team
    1. (5) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (12) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    3. (21) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    4. (28) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    5. (37) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    6. (44) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    7. (53) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    8. (60) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    9. (69) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    10. (76) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    11. (85) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (92) Dontae Johnson (SF - CB)
    13. (101) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    14. (108) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    15. (117) Chimdi Chekwa (Oak - CB)
    16. (124) Mitch Unrein (Den - DT)
    17. (133) Rodney McLeod (StL - S)
    18. (140) Jason Williams (TB - LB)
    19. (149) Jerry Franklin (NO - LB)
    20. (156) Martez Wilson (Dal - LB,DE)
    21. (165) Kendrick Adams (Ten - LB,DE)
    22. (172) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
    23. (181) Bernard Pierce (Bal - RB)
    24. (188) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    25. (197) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    26. (204) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    27. (213) Christine Michael (Sea - RB)
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