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    Matthew's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, Matthew's Team Is a Team to Watch

    Draft Summary

    Matthew's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (fourth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-5-0 (1,342 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Footballers 4 Life League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Andrew Luck (37th overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (4th) and Doug Martin (24th), and WRs A.J. Green (17th) and Larry Fitzgerald (44th). They landed the highest-scoring RB combo in the league, as they added Charles and Martin.

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

    Schedule

    Matthew's Team can chalk up Week 4 as a big fat L. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Matthew's Team has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Matthew's Team will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Martellus Bennett), only K (Mason Crosby), and only DEF (Detroit) will all be on bye that week.

    • Shouldering the Burden?

      Matthew's Team has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, WR, and K.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Matthew's Team nabbed a sleeper in Mike Evans with pick No. 137.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Matthew's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Choosy Moms Choose Jamaal

      Owners who took a chance on Jamaal Charles were rewarded nicely last year, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      204 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Footballers 4 Life League among wideouts with 204 projected fantasy points.

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      Does Doug Martin Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Martin is ranked 10th in the league with 1,501 all-purpose yards.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      Grab Your Umbrella

      Andrew Luck will be making it rain on DBs this year, and is forecasted to finish ninth in the NFL with 4,151 passing yards.

      • Andre Johnson, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 57
      The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Matthew's Team got a steal in snatching Andre Johnson in the sixth round (57th overall pick vs. ADP of 39.6).

    Best Available

    Matthew's Team has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with DEF being the most immediate need.

      • San Francisco Defense
      • Rank 164, ADP 71
      • Indianapolis Defense
      • Rank 231, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defense
      • Rank 242, ADP 141
      • Tampa Bay Defense
      • Rank 247, ADP 140
    • 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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    Matthew's Team
    1. (4) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (17) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (24) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    4. (37) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    5. (44) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    6. (57) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    7. (64) Detroit (Det - DEF)
    8. (77) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    9. (84) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    10. (97) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    11. (104) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    12. (117) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
    13. (124) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    14. (137) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
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