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    Gotham's Reckoning Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, Gotham's Reckoning Has a Legit Squad

    Draft Summary

    Picking late (12th overall), Gotham's Reckoning did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fifth in Another Sunday with a record of 7-6-0 (2,029 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (13th overall), RB Ben Tate (36th), WR Calvin Johnson (12th), and TE Julius Thomas (37th) within the first five rounds. They built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Trent Richardson, Steven Jackson, Tate, and Tre Mason.

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

    Schedule

    Gotham's Reckoning should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Gotham's Reckoning also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      Gotham's Reckoning drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Seattle, Drew Brees, and Julius Thomas).

    • Team of Champions

      Gotham's Reckoning 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, Drew Brees, and Julius Thomas).

    • Big D

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

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Odell Beckham Jr., Gotham's Reckoning pounced on him at pick No. 156.

    • Mr. Mendoza

      Tre Mason is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Gotham's Reckoning has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 12
      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.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,089).

      • Ben Tate, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 36
      How Rebellious of You

      Gotham's Reckoning said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Ben Tate).

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      A Big Target in the Red Zone

      With 8.1 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.

      • T. Richardson, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 61
      Was the 61st Pick the Right Time for Trent Richardson?

      Gotham's Reckoning apparently believes it is. The Colts' running back is projected to earn 277 points this year, after putting up 239 last year.

    Best Available

    RB and WR are projected to be the worst units for Gotham's Reckoning.

      • James White
      • Rank 127, ADP 125
      • Khiry Robinson
      • Rank 149, ADP 124
      • Brian Hartline
      • Rank 117, ADP 130
      • Josh Gordon
      • Rank 119, ADP 123
    • 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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    Gotham's Reckoning
    1. (12) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (13) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (36) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    4. (37) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    5. (60) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    6. (61) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    7. (84) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    8. (85) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    9. (108) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
    10. (109) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    11. (132) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
    12. (133) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
    13. (156) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
    14. (157) Jerricho Cotchery (Car - WR)
    15. (180) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
    16. (181) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
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