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    UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe Draft Report Card


    Slated for a First-Place Finish, UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe Crushed This Draft

    Draft Summary

    A masterful draft-day performance by the GM of UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe turned the sixth overall pick into a projected finish of first. They're expected to finish 12-1-0 (1,948 points) in STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE League. They went after quarterbacks early, using two of their first four picks to grab Peyton Manning (first round) and Andrew Luck (fourth round). These guys could be the key to the season for UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe, as they are the best QB pair in the league.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.


    UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe should use Week 11 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least difficult slate. UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • Blatantly Obvious

      Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Shane Vereen) and third-ranked (Bernard Pierce) RBs is significant.

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Torrey Smith), fourth- (Michael Crabtree), and fifth-ranked (Cecil Shorts III) wideouts.

    • Up, Up, and Away

      With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • Shouldering the Burden

      UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe has four above-average positions with TE and QB projected to lead the way.

    • Full Control Early On

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

    • Big D

      UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 6
      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.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 15
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Julio Jones is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 105 projected catches rank third in the league.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 26
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe didn't grab their first RB (Zac Stacy) until the third round.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 35
      UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe's Stud Signal-Caller

      Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 314 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.

      • Shane Vereen, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 46
      Throwing Caution to the Wind

      They grabbed Shane Vereen with the 46th pick, even though his ADP is only 88.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    RB and K are expected to be the worst positions for UrWoRsTnIgHtMaRe and a potential area of need.

      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 123
      • Terrance West
      • Rank 107, ADP 121
      • Dan Carpenter
      • Rank 223, ADP 128
      • Jay Feely
      • Rank 230, ADP 143
    • 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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    1. (6) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (15) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (26) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (35) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    5. (46) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    6. (55) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    7. (66) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    8. (75) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
    9. (86) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    10. (95) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
    11. (106) Bernard Pierce (Bal - RB)
    12. (115) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    13. (126) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    14. (135) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    15. (146) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
    16. (155) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    17. (166) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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