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    The Savages Draft Report Card


    Led by a Quality Group of RBs, The Savages Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    The Savages figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the first overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 8-5-0 (1,705 points). With that record, they will likely finish fifth in league of greatness League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Cam Newton (40th overall), RB LeSean McCoy (1st), WR Julio Jones (20th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (41st) within the first five rounds. They have the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added McCoy, Arian Foster, Trent Richardson, and Mark Ingram.

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


    The Savages 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 seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for The Savages.

    Draft Notes

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, The Savages picked up projected top-two players (LeSean McCoy, Rob Gronkowski, and Carolina).

    • On the Rise

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

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. The Savages elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • A Dominating Duo

      The Savages has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Trigger Happy

      With their 10th-round pick, The Savages pulled the trigger. They drafted Mark Ingram at pick number 100 despite an ADP of just 120.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • A Stretch of the Imagination

      Grabbing Jacquizz Rodgers at pick 160 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Rodgers is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 20
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for The Savages to encourage the league of greatness League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 21
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of league of greatness League overlooked a gem, and The Savages made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Arian Foster.

      • Cam Newton, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 40
      Time to Sign Up for Andy Behrens' Fantasy Camp

      Cam Newton isn't projected to be in the NFL's top-15 in either passing yards (24th with 3,541) or TDs (23rd with 20.8), but The Savages still snagged him with the 40th pick.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 41
      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 9.8 receiving TDs.

    Best Available

    If The Savages has a desire to make a roster move, RB and K are areas of need.

      • Graham Gano
      • Rank 239, ADP 146
      • Matt Bryant
      • Rank 247, ADP 135
    • 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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    The Savages
    1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (20) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (21) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    4. (40) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    5. (41) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    6. (60) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
    7. (61) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    8. (80) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    9. (81) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    10. (100) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
    11. (101) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    12. (120) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    13. (121) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
    14. (140) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    15. (141) Sam Bradford (StL - QB)
    16. (160) Jacquizz Rodgers (Atl - RB)
    17. (161) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
    18. (180) Brent Celek (Phi - TE)
    19. (181) Ronnie Hillman (Den - RB)
    20. (200) Jarrett Boykin (GB - WR)
    21. (201) Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
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