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    Dude Abides Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Dude abides Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    Dude abides delivered a solid draft performance, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 9-5-0 (1,332 points), they're projected to finish fourth in DENTITES League. They put together a three-headed monster in the backfield with their first three picks, selecting Adrian Peterson 2nd overall, followed by Giovani Bernard in the second round, and Arian Foster in the third. If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Dude abides will benefit. They are the best group of RBs in the league.

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

    Schedule

    Week 10 might require some artful managing from Dude abides. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Dude abides has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      Dude abides is stacked at RB, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Dude abides chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

    • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking third among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.2%).

    • He Can Catch, Too

      Pierre Thomas is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 543.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,643 total yards.

      • G. Bernard, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      Old Fashioned

      Dude abides stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Adrian Peterson and Giovani Bernard before targeting other positions.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of DENTITES League overlooked a gem, and Dude abides made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Arian Foster.

      • Andre Johnson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 39
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Andre Johnson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 42
      Delivering Nightmares

      Larry Fitzgerald will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.

    Best Available

    While Dude abides is expected to be weak across four positions, DEF is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

      • Chicago Defanse
      • Rank 212, ADP 120
      • Buffalo Defanse
      • Rank 215, ADP 138
      • Indianapolis Defanse
      • Rank 225, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 236, ADP 142
    • 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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    Dude Abides
    1. (2) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (19) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    3. (22) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    4. (39) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    5. (42) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    6. (59) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    7. (62) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    8. (79) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    9. (82) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    10. (99) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    11. (102) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    12. (119) New England (NE - DEF)
    13. (122) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
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