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  • Yahoo Public 391811 (ID# 391811)

    Kiel's Team Draft Report Card

    B-
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Eighth, Kiel's Team Isn't Exactly What You'd Call "Good"

    Draft Summary

    "With the fourth pick in the draft, Kiel's Team selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fourth), Kiel's Team is expected to struggle, finishing eighth in Yahoo Public 391811 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,327 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Antonio Brown (third round), Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). They have the worst QB tandem in the league, as they added Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown 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

    Kiel's Team can chalk up Week 10 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 toughest slates. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Kiel's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Big D

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

    • A Dominating Duo

      Kiel's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Antonio Brown) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Markus Wheaton, Kiel's Team pounced on him at pick No. 124.

    • Mr. Irrelevant

      In terms of projected points, the choice of Indianapolis with the 144th pick gave Kiel's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

      Eddie Lacy is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,477 total yards (1,124 rushing, 353 receiving).

      • Le'Veon Bell, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Le'Veon Bell was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Kiel's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 391811 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Antonio Brown and his 104 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      164 Excuses to Cheer for Larry Fitzgerald

      Fitzgerald ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 391811 League among wideouts with 164 projected fantasy points.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 44
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 391811 League, Kiel's Team may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 759 projected return yards, he ranks sixth in the league with 1,691 all-purpose yards.

    Best Available

    There are four positions that Kiel's Team could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Carson Palmer
      • Rank 138, ADP 134
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 140, ADP 130
      • Joe Flacco
      • Rank 160, ADP 126
      • Alex Smith
      • Rank 164, ADP 126
    • 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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    Kiel's Team
    1. (4) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (17) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    3. (24) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (37) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (44) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (57) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
    7. (64) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (77) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    9. (84) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (97) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    11. (104) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    12. (117) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    13. (124) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    14. (137) Josh McCown (TB - QB)
    15. (144) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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