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    maria's Team Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    With a Projected Finish of Sixth, maria's Team Has an Average Squad

    Draft Summary

    If there was a Hall of Average, maria's Team would have a plaque. Unfortunately, there isn't, so instead they'll just have to settle for losing more often than not. This team is projected to finish in sixth-place in Yahoo Public 411928 League at 7-7-0 (1,309 points). With five WRs on the roster, maria's Team guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 143, their WRs projected average of 149 points this season is not much different than the rest of the wideout groups in the league. They have the bottom QB combo in the league, as they added Cam Newton and Josh McCown.

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    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, maria's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for maria's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

      maria's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Rob Gronkowski and Ladarius Green will be on bye.

    • Good Luck With That One!

      maria's Team will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Kendall Wright), fourth- (Riley Cooper), and fifth-ranked (Reggie Wayne) wideouts.

    • Highlight Reel

      With four better-than-average positions on maria's Team, TE and DEF are projected as especially strong units.

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With six players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, maria's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 9?

      maria's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould will be on bye.

    • Fantasy Fútbol

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

    Player Analysis

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 9
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

      • Dez Bryant, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 12
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of Yahoo Public 411928 League overlooked a gem, and maria's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Dez Bryant.

      • C.J. Spiller, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 29
      Trigger Happy

      With their third-round pick, maria's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted C.J. Spiller at pick number 29 despite an ADP of just 41.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 49
      The Tightest of Ends

      Rob Gronkowski is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (third with 7.9) and receiving yards (second with 1,040).

      • Cam Newton, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 52
      Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 606 projected rushing yards (ranking second among QBs), Cam Newton has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Best Available

    maria's Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (QB and RB), but QB is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

      • Carson Palmer
      • Rank 138, ADP 134
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 140, ADP 130
      • Joe Flacco
      • Rank 160, ADP 126
      • Alex Smith
      • Rank 164, ADP 126
    • 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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    maria's Team
    1. (9) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    2. (12) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
    3. (29) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    4. (32) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
    5. (49) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    6. (52) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    7. (69) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    8. (72) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    9. (89) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    10. (92) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    11. (109) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    12. (112) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    13. (129) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    14. (132) Josh McCown (TB - QB)
    15. (149) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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