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    Norberto's Team Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Ninth, Norberto's Team Obviously Hates Winning

    Draft Summary

    Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well guess what, Norberto's Team, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Norberto's Team is expected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 391811 League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,296 points). With five WRs on the roster, Norberto's Team loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 140 points this season, close to the league average of 143. They built one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have A.J. Green, T.Y. Hilton, DeSean Jackson, and Riley Cooper for their rotation.

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    Schedule

    Norberto's Team 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 a harder-than-average schedule. Although they have the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Norberto's Team actually has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • I Keep Getting Older

      And they stay the same age. Norberto's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 5.1 years of NFL experience.

    • Close to the Vest

      Norberto's Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the Norberto's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

    • Fantasy Fútbol

      This is the American version, folks. Norberto's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • Starting Slowly

      Norberto's Team got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • A Dominating Duo

      Norberto's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julius Thomas and DeSean Jackson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Montee Ball was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      190 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Yahoo Public 391811 League among wideouts with 190 projected fantasy points.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Ellington is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,615 all-purpose yards.

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 33
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

      • DeSean Jackson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      Rethinking That One

      DeSean Jackson may not justify his 48th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (31st with 971) and TDs (38th with 5.8).

    Best Available

    While Norberto's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, DEF is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 134
      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 243, ADP 121
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 247, ADP 125
      • Dallas Defanse
      • Rank 276, ADP 121
    • 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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    Norberto's Team
    1. (8) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    2. (13) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (28) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    4. (33) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    5. (48) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
    6. (53) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    7. (68) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    8. (73) Houston (Hou - DEF)
    9. (88) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    10. (93) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    11. (108) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    12. (113) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    13. (128) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
    14. (133) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    15. (148) Graham Gano (Car - K)
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