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  • League of URMAGERD! (ID# 23617)

    The Swarleymans Draft Report Card


    With Too Many Reaches Early, Michael's Team Embarrassed Themselves

    Draft Summary

    Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (third overall), Michael's Team might as well have been blindly heaving darts at the draft board to decide their picks. Opponents are going to enjoy beating this team, which is projected to finish fifth in League of URMAGERD! League with a record of 5-8-0 (21,063 points). They loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs Brandon Marshall (third round), Roddy White (fifth round), Cordarrelle Patterson (sixth round), and Percy Harvin (seventh round). They have the best QB combo in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers to their squad.

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

    Keeper Summary

    Michael's Team chose to use none of their nine keeper spots, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.


    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Michael's Team (five), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Michael's Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Michael's Team's Week 10 Opponent Will Love This

      Michael's Team's three best RBs (Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, and Alfred Morris) will all be on bye in Week 10.

    • QB or Bust

      QB is the only stronger-than-average position group for Michael's Team.

    • Big D

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

    • A Big, Strong Weapon

      Greg Olsen ranks fifth in the League of URMAGERD! League among TEs with 1,318 projected fantasy points.

    • Throwing Caution to the Wind

      They grabbed Matt Prater with the 63rd pick, even though his ADP is only 81.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Mr. Mendoza

      Jermichael Finley is owned in only 7% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Michael's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,642 all-purpose yards.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 10
      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.

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 15
      2,021 Excuses to Cheer for Brandon Marshall

      Marshall ranks sixth in the League of URMAGERD! League among wideouts with 2,021 projected fantasy points.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 22
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Arian Foster time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 1,844 projected points.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 34
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in League of URMAGERD! League, Michael's Team may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 805 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,846 all-purpose yards.

    Best Available

    Michael's Team has five positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.

      • Charles Clay
      • Rank 119, ADP 123
      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 146, ADP 126
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 157, ADP 133
      • Delanie Walker
      • Rank 159, ADP 134
    • 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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    The Swarleymans
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (10) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (15) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    4. (22) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    5. (27) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    6. (34) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    7. (39) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    8. (46) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    9. (51) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    10. (58) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    11. (63) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    12. (70) Jermichael Finley (GB - TE)
    13. (75) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    14. (82) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    15. (87) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    16. (94) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    17. (99) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    18. (106) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    19. (111) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
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