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    Deathfromabove Draft Report Card

    B+
    Grade

    Despite Reaching for a Few Early-Rounders, Deathfromabove Owned This Draft

    Draft Summary

    Even though Deathfromabove didn't have a high draft pick (eighth overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish second in Another Sunday League with a record of 11-2-0 (2,055 points). With their first five picks, Deathfromabove focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (8th overall), RBs Giovani Bernard (17th) and Maurice Jones-Drew (56th), and WRs Alshon Jeffery (32nd) and Vincent Jackson (41st). They built the highest-scoring QB duo in the league, as they added Manning and Cam Newton to their squad.

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

    Schedule

    Deathfromabove can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Deathfromabove also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Deathfromabove will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Rueben Randle), fourth- (Dwayne Bowe), and fifth-ranked (Markus Wheaton) wideouts.

    • Positional Fortitude

      Deathfromabove has four positions that are better than league average. While DEF, WR, and K are projected to be good, QB is the strongest on Deathfromabove.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Deathfromabove picked up projected top-3 players (Peyton Manning, Stephen Gostkowski, and Carolina).

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the Deathfromabove roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

    • Full Control Early On

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

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      Deathfromabove chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      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.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 32
      265 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks eighth in the Another Sunday League among WRs with 265 projected fantasy points.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 41
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,207 receiving yards this year.

      • Dwayne Bowe, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 65
      Throwing Caution to the Wind

      They grabbed Dwayne Bowe with the 65th pick, even though his ADP is only 116.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Cam Newton, QB
      • Round 7, Pick 80
      Basic Math is Optional

      Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 592 projected rushing yards, Cam Newton can channel his inner Vick to help Deathfromabove this year.

    Best Available

    If Deathfromabove wants to upgrade, RB and TE are areas they could go after first.

      • James White
      • Rank 127, ADP 125
      • Khiry Robinson
      • Rank 149, ADP 124
      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 163, ADP 137
      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 174, ADP 139
    • 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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    Deathfromabove
    1. (8) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (17) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    3. (32) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    4. (41) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (56) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    6. (65) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    7. (80) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    8. (89) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    9. (104) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
    10. (113) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    11. (128) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    12. (137) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
    13. (152) James Starks (GB - RB)
    14. (161) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    15. (176) Miami (Mia - DEF)
    16. (185) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
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