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    Seahawks Draft Report Card


    Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, Seahawks Will Make Opponents Regret Playing Fantasy Football

    Draft Summary

    Seahawks was able to invest the fourth pick well and looks positioned for some nice returns over the season. The proceeds from this draft include an overall projected finish of first in league of greatness League, as well an estimated 1,718 points and a record of 11-2-0. With their first five picks, Seahawks aimed for balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (17th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (4th) and Zac Stacy (24th), and WRs Vincent Jackson (37th) and Roddy White (44th). They put together the highest-scoring QB combo in the league, as they added Brees and Andy Dalton to their squad.

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


    Seahawks should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the easiest slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Seahawks also has the softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Aging Stars

      The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 3.2 years).

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Seahawks has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Potent Potential

      Markus Wheaton and Blake Bortles are a couple of late-round fliers with nice upside for Seahawks.

    • Seahawks Went All YOLO Here

      Grabbing Dexter McCluster at pick 204 was just a bit of a stretch. McCluster is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Peterson is ranked fifth in the league with 1,641 all-purpose yards.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,111).

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Zac Stacy time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 189 projected points.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,207 receiving yards this year.

      • Seattle, DEF
      • Round 6, Pick 57
      Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 57?

      Seahawks sure hopes so. Seattle's D is projected to get 174 points this year, after putting up 197 last year.

    Best Available

    While Seahawks is projected to have three subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.

      • 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

      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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    1. (4) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (17) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (24) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (37) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (44) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    6. (57) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    7. (64) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    8. (77) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
    9. (84) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    10. (97) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
    11. (104) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    12. (117) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
    13. (124) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    14. (137) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
    15. (144) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    16. (157) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
    17. (164) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
    18. (177) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    19. (184) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
    20. (197) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
    21. (204) Dexter McCluster (Ten - RB)
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