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    amber's Dandy Team Draft Report Card


    With a Projected Finish of Sixth, amber's Dandy Team Needs Help

    Draft Summary

    Maybe if amber's Dandy Team purchases a lift kit and some giant tires for this roster it won't seem so average. The playoffs are not out of reach for this team, but it will require some effort. They are projected to finish sixth in Yahoo Public 391811 with a record of 7-7-0 (1,365 points). With their first five picks, amber's Dandy Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (15th overall), RBs Alfred Morris (26th) and Toby Gerhart (35th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (6th) and Cordarrelle Patterson (46th). They built the top WR tandem in the league, as they added Johnson and Patterson to their fantasy roster.

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


    amber's Dandy Team should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a softer-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for amber's Dandy Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      amber's Dandy Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Rueben Randle), fourth- (Jeremy Maclin), and fifth-ranked (James Jones) wideouts.

    • Carrying the Load

      amber's Dandy Team has four above-average positions with QB and DEF projected to lead the way.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      amber's Dandy Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • A Dominating Duo

      amber's Dandy Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 6
      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.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 15
      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.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 26
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, amber's Dandy Team didn't grab their first RB (Alfred Morris) until the third round.

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 35
      Trigger Happy

      With their fourth-round pick, amber's Dandy Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Toby Gerhart at pick number 35 despite an ADP of just 64.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 46
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 391811 League, amber's Dandy Team may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 858 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,918 all-purpose yards.

    Best Available

    If amber's Dandy Team wants to upgrade, RB and TE are areas they could go after first.

      • Lamar Miller
      • Rank 80, ADP 116
      • Maurice Jones-Drew
      • Rank 82, ADP 110
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 178, ADP 136
      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 123
    • 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
          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-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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    amber's Dandy Team
    1. (6) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (15) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (26) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    4. (35) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    5. (46) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    6. (55) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    7. (66) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    8. (75) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    9. (86) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    10. (95) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    11. (106) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (115) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    13. (126) James Jones (Oak - WR)
    14. (135) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
    15. (146) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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