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    Taz-mania Draft Report Card

    B-
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Eighth, Taz-mania Choked in this Draft

    Draft Summary

    If Taz-mania handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the 10th overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish eighth in Welcome Levi Stadium League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,667 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Vincent Jackson (third round), Keenan Allen (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring QB duo in the league, as they have Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers on the roster.

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

    Schedule

    Taz-mania can write off Week 4 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging slate. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Taz-mania also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      Taz-mania is stacked at QB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Taz-mania has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      A Mile-High Marvel

      By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of Welcome Levi Stadium League overlooked a gem, and Taz-mania made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing DeMarco Murray.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Vincent Jackson had less value than any other pick of the round.

      • Keenan Allen, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 31
      Doling Out Nightmares

      Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.2 receiving TDs.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Milk Was a Bad Choice

      And so was drafting Percy Harvin, the weakest value of the round.

    Best Available

    While Taz-mania is expected to be weak across four positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 123, ADP 129
      • Heath Miller
      • Rank 133, ADP 132
      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 146, ADP 126
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 157, ADP 133
    • 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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    Taz-mania
    1. (10) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (11) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (30) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    4. (31) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    5. (50) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (51) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    7. (70) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    8. (71) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    9. (90) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    10. (91) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    11. (110) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
    12. (111) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    13. (130) Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
    14. (131) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    15. (150) Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
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