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    Raw Breakfast Meat Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Slated for a Fifth-Place Finish, Raw Breakfast Meat Will Battle Every Week

    Draft Summary

    Picking seventh, Raw Breakfast Meat put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Yahoo Public 56212 League (7-7-0, 1,374 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (14th overall), RBs Alfred Morris (27th) and Frank Gore (47th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (7th) and Wes Welker (34th). They built the best QB combo in the league, as they added Manning and Colin Kaepernick to their squad.

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

    Schedule

    Raw Breakfast Meat should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Raw Breakfast Meat also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Raw Breakfast Meat will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Eric Decker), fourth- (Sammy Watkins), and fifth-ranked (Mike Evans) wideouts.

    • Strength in Numbers

      TE is the best position for Raw Breakfast Meat, though QB and K are also stronger-than-average.

    • Close to the Vest

      Raw Breakfast Meat was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Raw Breakfast Meat has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • No Back-Up No Cry

      Ignoring roster depth, Raw Breakfast Meat chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • Basic Math is Optional

      Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 675 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Raw Breakfast Meat this year.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      The Standard by Which All Others are Measured

      Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      A Mile-High Marvel

      By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      How Rebellious of You

      Raw Breakfast Meat said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).

      • Wes Welker, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 34
      Doling Out Nightmares

      Wes Welker will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish ninth in the NFL with 9.2 receiving TDs.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      Finding Paydirt

      With 9.5 rushing TDs, Frank Gore is projected to finish eighth in the NFL in that category.

    Best Available

    DEF and RB are expected to be the weakest positions for Raw Breakfast Meat and a potential area of need.

      • Indianapolis Defanse
      • Rank 227, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 239, ADP 138
      • Lamar Miller
      • Rank 82, ADP 126
      • Bernard Pierce
      • Rank 99, ADP 129
    • 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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    Raw Breakfast Meat
    1. (7) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (14) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (27) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    4. (34) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    5. (47) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    6. (54) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    7. (67) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    8. (74) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    9. (87) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
    10. (94) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    11. (107) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    12. (114) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    13. (127) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    14. (134) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
    15. (147) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
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