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    sophomore slump Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Despite a Set of Beast RBs, sophomore slump Isn't Exactly What You'd Call "Good"

    Draft Summary

    For some the eighth overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for sophomore slump it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against sophomore slump, resulting in their projected 4-11-2 (1,990) record and seventh-place finish in FREAKS League.

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

    Keeper Summary

    sophomore slump used all three of their keeper spots, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Andrew Luck, 55.9 ADP), RB (Giovani Bernard, 19.4 ADP), and WR (Brandon Marshall, 14.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Brandon Marshall) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on sophomore slump are projected to be significantly less productive (by 14.5%) than the draft picks they replaced.

    Schedule

    sophomore slump should drop off the grid during Week 10. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most challenging schedule. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, sophomore slump also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • A Wasted Pick?

      If sophomore slump can't trade one of their six above-average RBs, then at least they'll be able to show off their superior depth at the position. Which, ya know, is good for something.

    • Carrying the Load

      sophomore slump has four above-average positions with RB and DEF projected to lead the way.

    • Up and Comers

      Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and sophomore slump may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

    • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

      The GM of sophomore slump must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.

    • You Almost Got It Right

      The top half of the sophomore slump roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

    • Full Control Early On

      sophomore slump began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

    Player Analysis

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 9
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for sophomore slump to encourage the FREAKS League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off For 'Em

      Andrew Luck has an ADP of only 55.9 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 24th overall pick.

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 25
      Does Montee Ball Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Ball is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,493 all-purpose yards.

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 40
      Delivering Nightmares

      Larry Fitzgerald will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.

      • Victor Cruz, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 41
      Was Victor Cruz Worth it at Pick No. 41?

      sophomore slump sure hopes so. The Giants' WR is projected to net 152 points this year, after putting up 123 last season.

    Best Available

    sophomore slump has one weak area, TE, that they may want to improve.

      • Charles Clay
      • Rank 118, ADP 124
      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 133, ADP 129
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 137, ADP 133
      • Delanie Walker
      • Rank 148, 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.

    • 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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    sophomore slump
    1. (8) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    2. (9) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    3. (24) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    4. (25) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    5. (40) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    6. (41) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    7. (56) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    8. (57) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
    9. (72) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    10. (73) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    11. (80) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    12. (88) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    13. (89) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    14. (104) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    15. (105) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    16. (120) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    17. (121) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
    18. (136) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
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