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    Softless Tissue Draft Report Card


    With Too Many Reaches Early, Softless Tissue Needs Help

    Draft Summary

    With the right set of circumstances, Softless Tissue could potentially make the playoffs. A tough draft spot led to a fairly tough draft. Picking seventh overall, they're projected to land in seventh place in Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 7-6-0 (1,569 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (7th overall), RB C.J. Spiller (31st), WR Brandon Marshall (18th), and TE Vernon Davis (55th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the best QB combo in the league, as they added Manning and Philip Rivers to their squad.

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


    Week 10 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Softless Tissue should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just keep Softless Tissue away from the TV. It won't be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Softless Tissue.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Softless Tissue, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Golden Tate) and fourth-ranked (James Jones) wideouts.

    • Get Off My Lawn

      With an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience, Softless Tissue is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the Softless Tissue roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Softless Tissue knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Beginning with a Bang

      Softless Tissue got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Softless Tissue got a steal in snatching Dennis Pitta in the 10th round (114th overall pick vs. ADP of 78.7).

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      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.

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Softless Tissue to encourage the Stampede Blue League 5 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

      • C.J. Spiller, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 31
      How Rebellious of You

      Softless Tissue said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (C.J. Spiller).

      • Vernon Davis, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 55
      A Sizable Target in the Red Zone

      With 6.6 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.

      • Lamar Miller, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 66
      Taking a Chance

      With their sixth-round pick, Softless Tissue threw caution to the wind. They took Lamar Miller at pick number 66 despite an ADP of 97.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    With three subpar positions on Softless Tissue, DEF and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 244, ADP 126
      • Dallas Defanse
      • Rank 276, ADP 120
      • Chris Ivory
      • Rank 122, ADP 125
      • Khiry Robinson
      • Rank 149, ADP 123
    • 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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    Softless Tissue
    1. (7) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (18) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    3. (31) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    4. (42) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    5. (55) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    6. (66) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    7. (79) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    8. (90) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    9. (103) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    10. (114) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    11. (127) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    12. (138) Houston (Hou - DEF)
    13. (151) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
    14. (162) Jerricho Cotchery (Car - WR)
    15. (175) Nick Novak (SD - K)
    16. (186) James Jones (Oak - WR)
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