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  • Yahoo Public 56212 (ID# 56212)

    blah's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, blah's Team Isn't Going to Scare Anyone

    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 blah's Team can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked 10th overall in Yahoo Public 56212 League and are forecasted to finish sixth with a record of 6-8-0 (1,357 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Demaryius Thomas (first round), A.J. Green (second round), and Keenan Allen (fourth round). If these players can play up to expectations, blah's Team can have some success. They are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.

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

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for blah's Team (five), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult schedule. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, blah's Team also has the most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      blah's Team might require waiver wire help in Week 4, as their No. 1- (Demaryius Thomas), No. 2- (A.J. Green) and No. 4-ranked (Tavon Austin) WRs will all be idle that week.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

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

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      blah's Team has a couple 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.

    • Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 56212 League, blah's Team may have found a gem in Tavon Austin. Including his 896 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,842 all-purpose yards.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for blah's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 56212 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Demaryius Thomas and his 107 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      190 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Yahoo Public 56212 League among WRs with 190 projected fantasy points.

      • Ryan Mathews, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      How Rebellious of You

      blah's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Ryan Mathews).

      • Keenan Allen, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 31
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of Yahoo Public 56212 League overlooked a gem, and blah's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Keenan Allen.

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Throwing Caution to the Wind

      They grabbed Rashad Jennings with the 50th pick, even though his ADP is only 67.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

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

      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 149, ADP 130
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 174, ADP 135
      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 175, ADP 137
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 178, ADP 137
    • 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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    blah's Team
    1. (10) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (11) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (30) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    4. (31) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    5. (50) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    6. (51) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    7. (70) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (71) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    9. (90) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    10. (91) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    11. (110) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    12. (111) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    13. (130) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    14. (131) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
    15. (150) Nick Novak (SD - K)
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