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    Tyrannical Tigers Draft Report Card


    Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Tyrannical Tigers Will Dominate This League

    Draft Summary

    Watch out for Tyrannical Tigers. Taking advantage of a solid draft spot (third overall), they built a team poised to do some damage in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League. Tyrannical Tigers is expected to finish first with a record of 12-2-0 (1,497 points).

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

    Keeper Summary

    Tyrannical Tigers used eight of their 12 keeper slots, loading up on RBs. They retained three RBs among their top-five keepers-- Montee Ball (13.3 ADP), Zac Stacy (27 ADP), and Doug Martin (33.5 ADP). On average, their keepers are slightly less valuable (by 3%) than the draft picks that they replaced.


    Week 4 might require some waiver-wire magic from Tyrannical Tigers. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the easiest slate. Along with the easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Tyrannical Tigers.

    Draft Notes

    • Asset Management

      Tyrannical Tigers is loaded at TE and RB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League?

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Tyrannical Tigers picked up projected top-two players (Jimmy Graham, Calvin Johnson, and Dan Bailey).

    • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

      It seems like Tyrannical Tigers likes to gamble -- they rolled the dice on seven "high-risk" picks.

    • Team of Champions

      Tyrannical Tigers is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Calvin Johnson, Jimmy Graham, and Zac Stacy).

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Eric Ebron, Tyrannical Tigers pounced on him at pick No. 163.

    • The Bargain Whisperer

      Tyrannical Tigers was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 10 rounds (Toby Gerhart, Jeremy Maclin, and Pierre Garcon).

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Meeting His Expectations

      Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.

      • Jimmy Graham, TE
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?

      Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 23
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Tyrannical Tigers didn't grab their first RB (Montee Ball) until the third round.

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 43
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of Belgrade Beer Drinkers League overlooked a gem, and Tyrannical Tigers made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Doug Martin.

      • Pierre Garcon, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 53
      Was Pierre Garcon the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 53?

      Tyrannical Tigers apparently thinks so. The Redskins' wideout is projected to get 138 points this year, after producing 153 last year.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that Tyrannical Tigers could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Ben Roethlisberger
      • Rank 94, ADP 117
      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 141, ADP 133
      • Joe Flacco
      • Rank 147, ADP 125
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 151, ADP 132
    • 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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    Tyrannical Tigers
    1. (3) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (13) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
    3. (23) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    4. (33) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    5. (43) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    6. (53) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    7. (63) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    8. (73) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    9. (83) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    10. (93) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    11. (103) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    12. (113) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
    13. (123) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    14. (133) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    15. (143) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    16. (153) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    17. (163) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
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