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    Sean Roberts D-bag Draft Report Card

    B+
    Grade

    In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, Sean Roberts D-bag Will be a Tough Team

    Draft Summary

    Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Sean Roberts D-bag didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 9-5-0 (1,411) record and fourth-place finish in PAUL's FF League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (19th overall), RB Matt Forte (6th), WR Antonio Brown (30th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (43rd) within the first five rounds. They landed one of the worst groups of RBs in the league, as they added Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew, Danny Woodhead, and Darren Sproles.

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

    Schedule

    Sean Roberts D-bag should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 4. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the weakest slates. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Sean Roberts D-bag.

    Draft Notes

    • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

      Sean Roberts D-bag grabbed a couple of QBs (Peyton Manning and Johnny Manziel) that'll both be on bye in Week 4, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Sean Roberts D-bag picked up projected top-3 players (Peyton Manning, Rob Gronkowski, and Baltimore).

    • Strength in Numbers

      In order, the three best positions for Sean Roberts D-bag are TE, DEF, and QB.

    • How Much Tread's Left on the Tires

      With an average of 8.4 years of NFL experience, Sean Roberts D-bag is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Sean Roberts D-bag elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • Team of Champions?

      Sean Roberts D-bag is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Matt Forte, Peyton Manning, and Antonio Brown.

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 6
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,700 total yards.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      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.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 97 projected catches rank fourth in the league.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 43
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of PAUL's FF League overlooked a gem, and Sean Roberts D-bag made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.

      • Pierre Garcon, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 54
      The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Sean Roberts D-bag got a steal in snatching Pierre Garcon in the fifth round (54th overall pick vs. ADP of 41).

    Best Available

    Sean Roberts D-bag has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Josh Gordon
      • Rank 119, ADP 124
      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 131
      • Nick Folk
      • Rank 230, ADP 145
      • Shaun Suisham
      • Rank 232, ADP 146
    • 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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    Sean Roberts D-bag
    1. (6) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (19) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (30) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (43) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    5. (54) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    6. (67) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    7. (78) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    8. (91) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
    9. (102) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    10. (115) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    11. (126) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
    12. (139) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
    13. (150) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    14. (163) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
    15. (174) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
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