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    Phantoms Draft Report Card

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    In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, Phantoms Dominated This Draft

    Draft Summary

    Phantoms was able to invest the third 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 Dad's League, as well an estimated 9,120 points and a record of 15-0-0. They addressed the QB position early, using their first two picks on QBs Drew Brees (3rd overall) and Tony Romo (14th). They landed the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Reggie Bush, Frank Gore, Knowshon Moreno, and LeGarrette Blount.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Ever wonder what exactly was inside the brief case in Pulp Fiction? Phantoms should use Week 4 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least difficult schedule. Phantoms has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • A Dominating Pair

      QB and TE are both projected to be really solid units for Phantoms.

    • Team of Champions

      Phantoms is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, five of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Drew Brees, Knowshon Moreno, and Reggie Bush.

    • No Back-Up Necessary

      By choosing only a single TE (Jason Witten) and DEF (New England), Phantoms elected to add depth elsewhere on the roster.

    • A Big Target for the QB

      Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Dad's League among TEs with 241 projected fantasy points.

    • A DB Who Could Probably be a Linebacker

      Barry Church ranks first among Safeties with 122 projected tackles.

    • Making the Big Tuna Proud

      Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would approve of Karlos Dansby. Among LBs in Dad's League, Karlos Dansby ranks eighth in projected tackles with 137.

    Player Analysis

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Is Drew Brees Religious?

      With 1,318 projected points, Phantoms will be hoping Brees is the answer to their prayers.

      • Tony Romo, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Phantoms drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Tony Romo. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

      • K. Moreno, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 19
      Rekindling the Flame

      Knowshon was up to his old tricks last season, and ended up being owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 30
      Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

      Frank Gore will be trying to imitate Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl this season. He's expected to wind up seventh in the league with 8.6 rushing TDs.

      • Reggie Bush, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 35
      A Versatile Combination

      Reggie Bush can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks third among RBs in projected receiving yards with 557.

    Best Available

    There are four positions that Phantoms could look to upgrade, including K, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Robbie Gould
      • Rank 234, ADP 142
      • Graham Gano
      • Rank 239, ADP 146
      • Matt Bryant
      • Rank 247, ADP 135
      • Alex Henery
      • Rank 254, ADP 135
    • 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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    Phantoms
    1. (3) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    2. (14) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    3. (19) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
    4. (30) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    5. (35) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
    6. (46) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
    7. (51) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    8. (62) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
    9. (67) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    10. (78) NaVorro Bowman (SF - LB)
    11. (83) Barry Church (Dal - S)
    12. (94) Eric Weddle (SD - S)
    13. (99) Karlos Dansby (Cle - LB)
    14. (110) Vontaze Burfict (Cin - LB)
    15. (115) Johnathan Cyprien (Jax - S)
    16. (126) J.J. Watt (Hou - DE)
    17. (131) Robert Quinn (StL - DE)
    18. (142) Brandon Flowers (SD - CB)
    19. (147) Jerraud Powers (Ari - CB)
    20. (158) Kyle Williams (Buf - DT)
    21. (163) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    22. (174) New England (NE - DEF)
    23. (179) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
    24. (190) DeMeco Ryans (Phi - LB)
    25. (195) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    26. (206) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
    27. (211) David Akers (Det - K)
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