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    Amy's Team Draft Report Card


    With a Projected Finish of Seventh, Amy's Team Isn't Anything to Fear

    Draft Summary

    With the right set of circumstances, Amy's Team could potentially make the playoffs. A tough draft spot led to a fairly tough draft. Picking sixth overall, they're projected to land in seventh place in Yahoo Public 411928 League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,365 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (15th overall), RBs Matt Forte (6th) and Alfred Morris (26th), and WRs Victor Cruz (35th) and Cordarrelle Patterson (46th). They built the most prolific QB combo in the league, as they have Manning and Philip Rivers on the roster.

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


    Amy's Team should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least difficult slates. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Amy's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Amy's Team, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Victor Cruz) and fourth-ranked (Brandin Cooks) wideouts.

    • Stockpiling Talent at QB

      Amy's Team should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. QB is definitely the strongest among them.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

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

    • A Dominating Duo

      Amy's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Amy's Team grabbed a sleeper in Markus Wheaton with pick No. 126.

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 6
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Forte is ranked fourth in the league with 1,773 all-purpose yards.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 15
      A Mile-High Marvel

      By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 26
      Earning His Keep

      Alfred Morris is expected to finish ninth in the NFL with 9 rushing TDs and fifth with 1,166 rushing yards.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 46
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 411928 League, Amy's Team may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 858 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,918 all-purpose yards.

      • Torrey Smith, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 55
      Was Torrey Smith Worth it at Pick No. 55?

      Amy's Team sure hopes so. The Ravens' WR is projected to get 145 points this year, nearly identical to his total last season.

    Best Available

    WR and TE are projected to be the worst units for Amy's Team.

      • Brian Hartline
      • Rank 120, ADP 132
      • Tavon Austin
      • Rank 121, ADP 129
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 175, ADP 136
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 178, ADP 136
    • 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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    Amy's Team
    1. (6) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (15) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (26) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    4. (35) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (46) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    6. (55) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    7. (66) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (75) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    9. (86) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    10. (95) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
    11. (106) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (115) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    13. (126) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    14. (135) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    15. (146) Nick Novak (SD - K)
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