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lilgrizzlyadams Draft Report Card

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Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, lilgrizzlyadams Threw the Draft on Purpose?

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! lilgrizzlyadams is projected to finish in 10th-place in league of greatness League with a 1-12-0 (1,523 points) record and you want to talk about playoffs?! lilgrizzlyadams should just hope they can win a few games, let alone reach the playoffs. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Alfred Morris (third round), Reggie Bush (fourth round), and C.J. Spiller (fifth round). They put together one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they have Calvin Johnson, Marques Colston, Eric Decker, and Rueben Randle on their team.

Brutal draft. Still, you should nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame. That way, your players will have to live up to the pressure.

Schedule

lilgrizzlyadams might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. Their top three projected scorers (Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and Calvin Johnson) will have a bye week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the toughest schedule. Along with the most taxing overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for lilgrizzlyadams.

Draft Notes

  • WR or Bust

    Unfortunately, WR is the only strong position on lilgrizzlyadams. Fortunately, there's always next year.

  • New York Jets Fan?

    lilgrizzlyadams reached twice to draft a New York Jets player.

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    lilgrizzlyadams didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Dominating Duo

    lilgrizzlyadams has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, lilgrizzlyadams chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, lilgrizzlyadams got a steal in the 10th round, when they selected Marques Colston (96th overall pick vs. ADP of 79).

Player Analysis

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    The Standard by Which All Others are Measured

    Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Rethinking That One?

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

    • Alfred Morris, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    If it Ain't Broke

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

    • Reggie Bush, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 36
    A Versatile Combination

    Reggie Bush can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 514.

    • Jay Cutler, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Was the 56th Pick the Right Time for Jay Cutler?

    lilgrizzlyadams apparently believes it is. The Bears' quarterback is projected to put up 331 points this year, after only netting 219 last season.

Best Available

There are five positions that lilgrizzlyadams could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Heath Miller
    • Rank 160, ADP 134
    • Garrett Graham
    • Rank 163, ADP 137
    • Tim Wright
    • Rank 174, ADP 139
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 182, ADP 122
  • 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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lilgrizzlyadams
1. (5) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
2. (16) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (25) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
4. (36) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
5. (45) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
6. (56) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
7. (65) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
8. (76) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
9. (85) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
10. (96) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
11. (105) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
12. (116) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
13. (125) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB - TE)
14. (136) Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
15. (145) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
16. (156) Matt Schaub (Oak - QB)
17. (165) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
18. (176) BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Cin - RB)
19. (185) New York (NYG - DEF)
20. (196) Jordan Todman (Jax - RB)
21. (205) Aaron Dobson (NE - WR)
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