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    nate's Swell Team Draft Report Card


    Despite Reaching for a Few Early-Rounders, nate's Swell Team Will Be a Tough Out

    Draft Summary

    Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. nate's Swell Team put together a quality team and is projected to finish in third-place in Yahoo Public 56212 League at 9-5-0 (1,365 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (13th overall), RB Reggie Bush (33rd), WR Larry Fitzgerald (28th), and TE Jimmy Graham (8th) within the first five rounds. They landed the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Andre Ellington, Stevan Ridley, Ben Tate, and Bush.

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


    nate's Swell Team should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, nate's Swell Team has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Team of Champions?

      nate's Swell Team 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: Jimmy Graham, Drew Brees, and Reggie Bush.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      nate's Swell Team grabbed a sleeper in Johnny Manziel with pick No. 148.

    • Mr. Relevant

      In terms of projected points, the choice of Johnny Manziel was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move there, nate's Swell Team.

    • Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Johnny Manziel can deliver fantasy glory to nate's Swell Team with his arm and his legs. Manziel has 525 projected rushing yards, and ranks fourth among QBs in that category.

    Player Analysis

      • Jimmy Graham, TE
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      A Return to Huge Numbers

      Sean Payton's return to the Saints' sideline seemed to work out for Jimmy Graham, who was owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other TE.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      Do You Know if Drew Brees is Religious?

      With 348 projected points, nate's Swell Team is hoping Brees will be the answer to their prayers.

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      164 More Reasons to Appreciate Larry Fitzgerald

      Fitzgerald ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 56212 League among WRs with 164 projected fantasy points.

      • Reggie Bush, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 33
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, nate's Swell Team didn't grab their first RB (Reggie Bush) until the fourth round.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Ellington is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,615 all-purpose yards.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that nate's Swell Team could look to improve, including RB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Lamar Miller
      • Rank 82, ADP 126
      • Bernard Pierce
      • Rank 99, ADP 129
      • Markus Wheaton
      • Rank 117, ADP 130
      • Brian Hartline
      • Rank 121, ADP 128
    • 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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    nate's Swell Team
    1. (8) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
    2. (13) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (28) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    4. (33) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
    5. (48) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    6. (53) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    7. (68) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    8. (73) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    9. (88) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    10. (93) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    11. (108) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    12. (113) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    13. (128) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    14. (133) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    15. (148) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
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