Yahoo Public 191270 (ID# 191270)

ShanA's Swell Team Draft Report Card

B+
Grade

Led by an Elite Group of RBs, ShanA's Swell Team Finishes the Draft as Paper Champions

Draft Summary

Watch out for ShanA's Swell Team. Taking advantage of a solid draft spot (fifth overall), they built a team poised to do some damage in Yahoo Public 191270 League. ShanA's Swell Team is expected to finish first with a record of 10-4-0 (1,410 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 Keenan Allen (third round), Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fifth round). They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they have Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray, and Pierre Thomas to lead the way.

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Schedule

ShanA's Swell Team should use Week 11 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, ShanA's Swell Team also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    ShanA's Swell Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Andrew Luck) and second-drafted QB (Tony Romo) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Risk Averse

    ShanA's Swell Team minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the ShanA's Swell Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    ShanA's Swell Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Beginning with a Bang

    ShanA's Swell Team got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Dominating Duo

    ShanA's Swell Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

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.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Traditionalist

    ShanA's Swell Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Matt Forte and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    Doling Out Nightmares

    Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.7 receiving TDs.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of Yahoo Public 191270 League overlooked a gem, and ShanA's Swell Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Larry Fitzgerald.

    • C. Patterson, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 191270 League, ShanA's Swell Team may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 858 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,918 all-purpose yards.

Best Available

If ShanA's Swell Team is looking to make a roster move, K is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 232, ADP 140
    • Shaun Suisham
    • Rank 236, ADP 146
    • Alex Henery
    • Rank 251, ADP 138
    • Matt Bryant
    • Rank 255, 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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ShanA's Swell Team
1. (5) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
2. (16) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
3. (25) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
4. (36) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
5. (45) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
6. (56) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
7. (65) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (76) Carolina (Car - DEF)
9. (85) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
10. (96) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
11. (105) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
12. (116) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
13. (125) James Jones (Oak - WR)
14. (136) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
15. (145) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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