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    danny's Nice Team Draft Report Card


    Slated for a Fourth-Place Finish, danny's Nice Team Can Compete With Anyone

    Draft Summary

    danny's Nice Team delivered a solid draft performance, taking the fourth overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 8-6-0 (1,336 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Yahoo Public 411928 League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (17th overall), RB Marshawn Lynch (4th), WR Wes Welker (37th), and TE Julius Thomas (24th) within the first five rounds. They landed the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they have Welker, Marques Colston, and Emmanuel Sanders on the roster.

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


    danny's Nice Team can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the weakest schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, danny's Nice Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

      The GM of danny's Nice Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.

    • How Much Tread's Left on the Tires

      With an average of 8.4 years of NFL experience, danny's Nice Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

    • You Almost Got It Right

      The top half of the danny's Nice Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

    • Beginning with a Bang

      danny's Nice Team got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • Going Out with a Whimper

      danny's Nice Team 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 Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      danny's Nice Team nabbed a sleeper in Terrance West with pick No. 137.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the eighth-best RB in the league this season.

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?

      With 325 projected points, danny's Nice Team is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

      • Wes Welker, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      Delivering Nightmares

      Wes Welker will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish ninth in the NFL with 9.2 receiving TDs.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 44
      Apparently ADP is Overrated

      With their fifth-round pick, danny's Nice Team pulled the trigger. They took Frank Gore at pick number 44 despite an ADP of just 59.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    With three subpar positions on danny's Nice Team, RB and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Pierre Thomas
      • Rank 76, ADP 111
      • Lamar Miller
      • Rank 80, ADP 118
      • Brian Hartline
      • Rank 120, ADP 132
      • Tavon Austin
      • Rank 121, ADP 129
    • 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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    danny's Nice Team
    1. (4) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (17) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    3. (24) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    4. (37) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    5. (44) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    6. (57) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    7. (64) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    8. (77) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    9. (84) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    10. (97) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    11. (104) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    12. (117) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    13. (124) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
    14. (137) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
    15. (144) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
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