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    Sausage Fingers Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Third, Sausage Fingers Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    Sausage Fingers took a high draft pick and turned it into a playoff-caliber squad with a projected record of 10-6-1 (2,053). They should be able to roll through most of FREAKS League on their way to a projected third-place finish.

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

    Keeper Summary

    Sausage Fingers used all three of their keeper positions, but neglected ball-carriers. Among their keepers, none were RBs. On average, their three keepers are marginally less valuable (by 5.7%) than the draft picks that they replaced.

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Sausage Fingers (four), 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 one of the easiest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Sausage Fingers also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      Sausage Fingers is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

    • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

      While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 7 in the league with an average of 5.5 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 7.9 years).

    • Team of Champions?

      Sausage Fingers is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Jimmy Graham, Alshon Jeffery, and Zac Stacy.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Sausage Fingers nabbed a sleeper in Andre Williams with pick No. 131.

    • Apparently ADP is Overrated

      With their 11th-round pick, Sausage Fingers pulled the trigger. They took Maurice Jones-Drew at pick number 83 despite an ADP of just 106.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Mr. Mendoza

      Andre Williams is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Sausage Fingers has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?

      With 662 projected points, Sausage Fingers is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Sausage Fingers to encourage the FREAKS League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).

      • Jimmy Graham, TE
      • Round 3, Pick 19
      A Return to Huge Numbers

      Sean Payton's return to the Saints' sideline seemed to work out for Jimmy Graham, who was owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other TE.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 30
      How Rebellious of You

      Sausage Fingers said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Arian Foster).

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 35
      Zac Stacy Doesn't Read the Playbook

      The playbook reads him. Sausage Fingers should be in decent shape if Stacy gets his 299 projected touches this year.

    Best Available

    With four subpar positions on Sausage Fingers, RB and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Bernard Pierce
      • Rank 98, ADP 121
      • Chris Ivory
      • Rank 122, ADP 126
      • Chicago Defanse
      • Rank 212, ADP 121
      • Buffalo Defanse
      • Rank 215, ADP 138
    • 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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    Sausage Fingers
    1. (3) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    2. (14) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (19) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
    4. (27) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    5. (30) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    6. (35) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    7. (37) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    8. (46) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    9. (51) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    10. (62) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    11. (83) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    12. (94) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    13. (99) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    14. (110) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    15. (115) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
    16. (126) Denver (Den - DEF)
    17. (131) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    18. (142) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
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