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    Leiney's Hiney's Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Leiney's Hiney's Finishes the Draft as Paper Champions

    Draft Summary

    Leiney's Hiney's was able to invest the fifth pick well and looks positioned for some nice returns over the season. The proceeds from this draft include an overall projected finish of first in Yahoo Public 56212 League, as well an estimated 1,418 points and a record of 12-2-0. They have six decent WRs on the roster that are projected to average 142 points this season, near the league average of 142. They built one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray, Steven Jackson, and Trent Richardson.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Leiney's Hiney's (four), Week 7 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Leiney's Hiney's.

    Draft Notes

    • Blatantly Obvious

      Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Leiney's Hiney's, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (DeMarco Murray) and third-ranked (Steven Jackson) RBs is significant.

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Leiney's Hiney's will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only DEF (New England) will both be idle that week.

    • Aging Stars

      The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.6 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 4.5 years).

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the Leiney's Hiney's roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

    • Team of Champions?

      Leiney's Hiney's 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, DeMarco Murray, and Jordy Nelson.

    • Beginning with a Bang

      Leiney's Hiney's got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Forte is ranked fifth in the league with 1,773 all-purpose yards.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      Old Fashioned

      Leiney's Hiney's stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Matt Forte and DeMarco Murray before targeting other positions.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      186 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 56212 League among WRs with 186 projected fantasy points.

      • Andre Johnson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 36
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Andre Johnson be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,184 receiving yards this year.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 45
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of Yahoo Public 56212 League overlooked a gem, and Leiney's Hiney's made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.

    Best Available

    Leiney's Hiney's has one subpar position, DEF, that they should attempt to upgrade.

      • Indianapolis Defanse
      • Rank 227, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 239, ADP 138
      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 243, ADP 133
      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 244, ADP 122
    • 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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    Leiney's Hiney's
    1. (5) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (16) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (25) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (36) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    5. (45) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    6. (56) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    7. (65) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    8. (76) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    9. (85) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    10. (96) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    11. (105) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    12. (116) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    13. (125) New England (NE - DEF)
    14. (136) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    15. (145) Alex Henery (Det - K)
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