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    Ankle Biters Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    With Too Many Reaches Early, Ankle Biters Hasn't Quite Figured Out This Whole "Draft a Good Team" Thing

    Draft Summary

    With the first pick in the draft, Ankle Biters selects JaMarcus Russell. OK not quite, but they might as well have. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position, Ankle Biters is expected to suck, finishing 10th in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,354 points).

    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

    Ankle Biters took advantage of nine of their 12 keeper positions. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: Marshawn Lynch (10.2 ADP), A.J. Green (12.4 ADP), and Michael Floyd (48.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Marshawn Lynch), is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the keepers on Ankle Biters are projected to be significantly less productive (by 10.1%) than the draft picks they replaced.

    Schedule

    Ankle Biters can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the hardest slate. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Ankle Biters also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Ankle Biters will need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (A.J. Green, Emmanuel Sanders, and Michael Floyd) will all be on bye that week.

    • QB Controversy?

      Ankle Biters may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Matt Ryan) and second-drafted QB (Tony Romo) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Ankle Biters grabbed a sleeper in Khiry Robinson with pick No. 161.

    • The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Ankle Biters got a steal in snatching Bishop Sankey in the 11th round (101st overall pick vs. ADP of 78.7).

    • Mr. Mendoza

      Khiry Robinson is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Ankle Biters has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He should run cool this season with 219 projected points.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      165 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

      Green ranks ninth in the Belgrade Beer Drinkers League among wideouts with 165 projected fantasy points.

      • Michael Floyd, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 21
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Michael Floyd was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Matt Ryan, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 31
      A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 298 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.

      • Tony Romo, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 41
      Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Ankle Biters drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Tony Romo. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fifth in plays over 40 yards with 10.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.2.

    Best Available

    There are four positions that Ankle Biters could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Terrance West
      • Rank 107, ADP 121
      • LeGarrette Blount
      • Rank 113, ADP 123
      • Andre Williams
      • Rank 122, ADP 124
      • Shonn Greene
      • Rank 129, ADP 127
    • 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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    Ankle Biters
    1. (1) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (11) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (21) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    4. (31) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    5. (41) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    6. (51) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    7. (61) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    8. (71) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    9. (81) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    10. (91) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    11. (101) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    12. (111) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    13. (121) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    14. (131) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
    15. (141) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
    16. (151) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    17. (161) Khiry Robinson (NO - RB)
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