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    GINJA NINJA Draft Report Card

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    With a Projected Finish of First, The Rusty Trombones Will Run This League

    Draft Summary

    Watch out. Somebody let The Rusty Trombones loose in the draft room. When the smoke cleared, all that was left was an elite squad capable of destroying opponents at will. They are projected to finish first in Kick Rocks League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,635 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (2nd overall), RB Alfred Morris (26th), WR Victor Cruz (47th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (23rd) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they have Morris, Lamar Miller, and Trent Richardson on the roster.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Keeper Summary

    The Rusty Trombones decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.

    Schedule

    The Rusty Trombones can chalk up Week 4 as a big fat L. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the softest schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, The Rusty Trombones also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Good Luck With That One!

      The Rusty Trombones will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Mike Evans), fourth- (Kelvin Benjamin), and fifth-ranked (Jeremy Maclin) wideouts.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, The Rusty Trombones picked up projected top-3 players (Peyton Manning, Percy Harvin, and Rob Gronkowski).

    • Asset Management

      The Rusty Trombones is loaded at TE and QB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Kick Rocks League?

    • On the Rise

      The Rusty Trombones hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

    • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

      It seems like The Rusty Trombones likes to gamble -- they rolled the dice on seven "high-risk" picks.

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the The Rusty Trombones roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      He's Got an Ability to Simplify Things

      As Mitch Hedberg once said, "Every book is a children's book if the kid can read." With 733 projected fantasy points, Peyton Manning is a kid who'll turn opposing secondaries into childrens' books each week.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 2, Pick 23
      Doling Out Nightmares

      Rob Gronkowski will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish seventh in the NFL with 10 receiving TDs.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 26
      How Rebellious of You

      The Rusty Trombones said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

      • T. Richardson, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 71
      Was Trent Richardson Worth it at Pick No. 71?

      The Rusty Trombones sure hopes so. The Colts' running back is projected to earn 145 points this year, after putting up 110 last year.

    Best Available

    The Rusty Trombones has one weak area, RB, that they may want to improve.

      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 123
      • Chris Ivory
      • Rank 122, ADP 125
      • James White
      • Rank 127, ADP 125
      • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
      • Rank 192, ADP 118
    • 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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    1. (2) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (23) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    3. (26) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    4. (47) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (50) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (71) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    7. (74) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
    8. (95) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    9. (98) Khiry Robinson (NO - RB)
    10. (119) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    11. (122) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    12. (143) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
    13. (146) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    14. (167) Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
    15. (170) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
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