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    Karen's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Karen's Team Still Has Work To Do

    Draft Summary

    Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fifth overall), Karen's Team might as well have been blindly heaving darts at the draft board to decide their picks. Opponents are going to enjoy beating this team, which is projected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 411928 League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,357 points). With five WRs on the roster, Karen's Team loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 146 points this season, close to the league average of 143. They built one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they have DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy, and Steven Jackson on the roster.

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

    Schedule

    Karen's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most challenging schedule. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, Karen's Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      Karen's Team is stacked at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

    • Fantasy Fútbol

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

    • Team of Champions

      Karen's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Eddie Lacy, DeMarco Murray, and Antonio Brown).

    • Basic Math is Optional

      Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 453 projected rushing yards, Russell Wilson can channel his inner Vick to help Karen's Team this year.

    • Mr. Irrelevant

      In terms of projected points, the choice of Dan Carpenter with the 145th pick gave Karen's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for Eddie Lacy are sweet. He's projected to be the sixth-best RB in the league this season.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      Does DeMarco Murray Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Murray is ranked ninth in the league with 1,562 all-purpose yards.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 104 projected catches rank fourth in the league.

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 36
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

      • Vernon Davis, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 45
      A Big Target in the Red Zone

      With 5.9 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.

    Best Available

    Karen's Team has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with K being the most immediate need.

      • Shaun Suisham
      • Rank 236, ADP 146
      • Alex Henery
      • Rank 251, ADP 137
      • Matt Bryant
      • Rank 254, ADP 134
      • Caleb Sturgis
      • Rank 264, ADP 128
    • 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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    Karen's Team
    1. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (16) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (25) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (36) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (45) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    6. (56) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    7. (65) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    8. (76) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    9. (85) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (96) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    11. (105) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
    12. (116) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    13. (125) Aaron Dobson (NE - WR)
    14. (136) James Jones (Oak - WR)
    15. (145) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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