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    The Velour Fog Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    With Too Many Reaches Early, The Velour Fog Has a Great Team if Their Goal is to Finish Dead-Ass Last

    Draft Summary

    Despite selecting with the fifth overall pick, The Velour Fog couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish 11th in Stampede Blue League 4 League with a record of 1-12-0 (1,496 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Jordy Nelson (second round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). They put together an above-average group of RBs, as they added Matt Forte, Frank Gore, Lamar Miller, and Ben Tate.

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    Schedule

    The Velour Fog should use Week 11 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the toughest slates. The Velour Fog has a chance to get off to a fast start, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, their closing stretch of four games is expected to be tougher than average.

    Draft Notes

    • Close to the Vest

      The Velour Fog was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.

    • No Back-Up No Cry

      Ignoring roster depth, The Velour Fog chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

    • Starting Slowly

      The Velour Fog got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      The Velour Fog has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Lance Dunbar, The Velour Fog pounced on him at pick No. 164.

    • Biggest Steal

      The Velour Fog may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Tony Romo (101st overall pick vs. ADP of 78.3).

    Player Analysis

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

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank third in the league with 1,701 total yards.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 20
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for The Velour Fog to encourage the Stampede Blue League 4 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

      • Keenan Allen, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 29
      Doling Out Nightmares

      Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 44
      It Might be Yogging with a Soft "J"

      Even if you ran as fast as you could, it'd look like slow motion compared to Frank Gore. The RB is projected to rack up 8.6 rushing TDs this year, eighth in the league.

      • Lamar Miller, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 68
      A Bit of a Reach

      The Velour Fog went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Lamar Miller has an ADP of 98.9, but he was grabbed at pick No. 68. Patience is a virtue, The Velour Fog.

    Best Available

    The Velour Fog has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Chicago Defanse
      • Rank 208, ADP 122
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 233, ADP 143
      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 154, ADP 138
      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 169, ADP 139
    • 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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    The Velour Fog
    1. (5) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (20) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    3. (29) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    4. (44) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    5. (53) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (68) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    7. (77) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    8. (92) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    9. (101) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    10. (116) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    11. (125) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
    12. (140) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
    13. (149) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    14. (164) Lance Dunbar (Dal - RB)
    15. (173) New York (NYJ - DEF)
    16. (188) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
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