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Loaded With Broncos, AL's Team Needs Work to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that AL's Team can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked seventh overall in Fantasy madness League and are forecasted to finish fifth with a record of 6-7-0 (2,236 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (7th overall), RB Doug Martin (23rd), WR Demaryius Thomas (10th), and TE Julius Thomas (26th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they have Thomas, DeSean Jackson, Kelvin Benjamin, and Anquan Boldin on their team.

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Schedule

AL's Team will need to plan ahead for Week 4, as their top two projected scorers (Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas) will be off with byes. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult slate. Along with the most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for AL's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Mile-High Expectations

    The fantasy hopes of AL's Team rest heavily on the fortunes of Peyton's crew, as they have five Broncos on their roster.

  • Not Something to Brag About

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

  • Risk Averse

    AL's Team minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 20 picks.

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 7.7 years of NFL experience, AL's Team is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Checked Out Early

    AL's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Team of Champions

    AL's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, and Julius Thomas.

Player Analysis

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Fantasy is Better Than Reality

    Even though he fell short in Super Bowl 48, Peyton Manning was more likely to be owned on a 2013 Yahoo! championship roster than any other QB.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 10
    PPR Powerhouse

    Check that dude for stickum! Demaryius Thomas figures to be a PPR monster, with an NFL-leading 107 projected catches.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Does Doug Martin Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Martin is ranked 10th in the league with 1,503 all-purpose yards.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 26
    A Sizable Target in the Red Zone

    With 8 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 39
    A Tight End with Some Wheels

    With a projection of 859 yards through the air, Jason Witten ranks fourth in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.

Best Available

While AL's Team is expected to be weak across five positions, QB is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Philip Rivers
    • Rank 100, ADP 106
    • Andy Dalton
    • Rank 120, ADP 123
    • Ryan Tannehill
    • Rank 124, ADP 134
    • Carson Palmer
    • Rank 130, 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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1. (7) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
2. (10) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
3. (23) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
4. (26) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
5. (39) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
6. (42) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
7. (55) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
8. (58) Michael Vick (NYJ - QB)
9. (71) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
10. (74) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
11. (87) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (NYG - CB)
12. (90) Denver (Den - DEF)
13. (103) Cliff Avril (Sea - DE)
14. (106) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
15. (119) Kam Chancellor (Sea - S)
16. (122) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
17. (135) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
18. (138) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
19. (151) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
20. (154) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
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