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    Kate's Team Draft Report Card


    With a Projected Finish of 10th, Kate's Team Still Has Work To Do

    Draft Summary

    Picking eighth, Kate's Team built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 490964 League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,261 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs A.J. Green (second round), Vincent Jackson (fourth round), and Michael Crabtree (fifth round). Even so, they ended up with one of the worst groups of WRs in the league.

    Brutal draft. Still, you should nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame. That way, your players will have to live up to the pressure.


    Kate's Team might as well plan a vacation for Week 4. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the toughest schedules. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Kate's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Kate's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Michael Crabtree), fourth- (Eric Decker), and fifth-ranked (Rueben Randle) wideouts.

    • Not Focused on Offense

      K is the only above-average position on Kate's Team.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the Kate's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

    • Starting Slowly

      Kate's Team got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Kate's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Kate's Team grabbed a sleeper in Johnny Manziel with pick No. 128.

    Player Analysis

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Montee Ball was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      190 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Yahoo Public 490964 League among WRs with 190 projected fantasy points.

      • M. Crabtree, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      Rethinking That One

      While drafted 48th overall, Michael Crabtree isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (32nd with 6.2) or receiving yards (36th with 916).

      • Jordan Cameron, TE
      • Round 6, Pick 53
      Was the 53rd Pick the Right Time for Jordan Cameron?

      Kate's Team apparently believes it is. The Browns' tight end is projected to get 110 points this year, after producing 134 last year.

      • Tony Romo, QB
      • Round 7, Pick 68
      Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

      By taking Tony Romo with the 68th overall pick, Kate's Team should have shown more patience. According to the signal-caller's ADP of only 83.1 across all Yahoo! leagues, he could've been chosen later. TLC would disapprove.

    Best Available

    There are five positions that Kate's Team could look to upgrade, including DEF, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 238, ADP 142
      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 134
      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 243, ADP 121
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 247, ADP 125
    • 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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    Kate's Team
    1. (8) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    2. (13) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (28) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    4. (33) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (48) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
    6. (53) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    7. (68) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    8. (73) Houston (Hou - DEF)
    9. (88) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    10. (93) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    11. (108) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    12. (113) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    13. (128) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    14. (133) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    15. (148) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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