Yahoo Public 373633 (ID# 373633)

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Lewis Benefits Draft Report Card

Adrian Peterson
Dez Bryant
Demaryius Thomas
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With a Projected Finish of 10th, Lewis Benefits Should Call Chip Kelly for Trade Advice

Draft Summary

Someone get Chip Kelly on the line because it's time to make moves. Projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 373633 League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,478 points), Lewis Benefits will have to get creative if they want to reach the postseason. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Dez Bryant (second round), Demaryius Thomas (third round), and Doug Baldwin (fifth round). They put together a good group of RBs, as they added Adrian Peterson, Carlos Hyde, Matt Jones, and Frank Gore to their roster.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Week 8 might require some waiver-wire magic from Lewis Benefits. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the most daunting slates. In addition to having the second-most taxing overall schedule, Lewis Benefits also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Lewis Benefits will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Doug Baldwin), fourth- (Michael Crabtree), and fifth-ranked (Demaryius Thomas) wideouts.

  • Up, Up, and Away

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

  • Get Off My Lawn

    With an average of 7.9 years of NFL experience, Lewis Benefits is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Lewis Benefits got a steal in snatching Tony Romo in the ninth round (88th overall pick vs. ADP of 74.8).

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Peterson is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank second in the NFL with 325 touches.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Dez Bryant was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    Yardage Machine

    Carlos Hyde is projected to tally 1,092 yards on the ground, placing him at eighth in the NFL in that category.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Doug Baldwin on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."

    • Jarvis Landry, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Late Bloom for Landry

    Lewis Benefits may be sensing some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.

Best Available

QB and TE are expected to be the worst positions for Lewis Benefits and a potential area of need.

    • Jameis Winston
    • Rank 121, ADP 126
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 137, ADP 129
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 138, ADP 137
    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 146, ADP 127
  • 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
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    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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Lewis Benefits
1. (8) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (13) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (28) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
4. (33) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
5. (48) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
6. (53) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
7. (68) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
8. (73) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
9. (88) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
10. (93) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
11. (108) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
12. (113) Ladarius Green (Pit - TE)
13. (128) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
14. (133) New York (NYJ - DEF)
15. (148) Robbie Gould (NYG - K)

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