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    julio's Optimal Team Draft Report Card


    Projected to Finish Eighth, julio's Optimal Team Choked in this Draft

    Draft Summary

    Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well guess what, julio's Optimal Team, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. julio's Optimal Team is expected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 490964 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,336 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Demaryius Thomas (second round), Randall Cobb (fourth round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). They have one of the bottom tandems of TEs in the league, as they have Dennis Pitta and Ladarius Green.

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    julio's Optimal Team can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most difficult slate. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, julio's Optimal Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Will Tanking Week 10 Mean More Success Every Other Week?

      julio's Optimal Team's three best RBs (Arian Foster, Shane Vereen, and Ryan Mathews) will all be on bye in Week 10.

    • On the Rise

      julio's Optimal Team hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

    • Fantasy Fútbol

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

    • A Dominating Duo

      julio's Optimal Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • He Can Catch, Too

      Shane Vereen is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 699.

    Player Analysis

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Does Arian Foster Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Foster is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,606 all-purpose yards.

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for julio's Optimal Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 490964 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 107 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 51
      julio's Optimal Team's Stud Signal-Caller

      Matthew Stafford is projected to rack up 308 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.

      • Dennis Pitta, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 70
      Was Dennis Pitta Worth Pick No. 70?

      julio's Optimal Team apparently thinks so. The Ravens' TE is projected to put up 99 points this year, after only netting 23 last season.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that julio's Optimal Team could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 175, ADP 137
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 178, ADP 136
      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 122
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 185, ADP 121
    • 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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    julio's Optimal Team
    1. (10) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    2. (11) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    3. (30) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    4. (31) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
    5. (50) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (51) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    7. (70) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    8. (71) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    9. (90) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    10. (91) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    11. (110) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    12. (111) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
    13. (130) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    14. (131) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
    15. (150) Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
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