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  • Stampede Blue League 6 (ID# 602842)

    Matt's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    In Spite of Some Early-Round Value Picks, Matt's Team Needs Help

    Draft Summary

    Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that Matt's Team can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked eighth overall in Stampede Blue League 6 League and are forecasted to finish eighth with a record of 5-8-0 (1,588 points). They drafted four decent RBs for their roster. This group is projected to average 170 points this season, which is close the league average of 171. They put together one of the highest-scoring TE combos in the league, as they have Jason Witten and Heath Miller on their team.

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

    Schedule

    Matt's Team should just disappear for a while during Week 9. 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 more-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Matt's Team has the league's second-toughest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Positional Fortitude

      Matt's Team has four positions that are stronger than league average. While QB, WR, and K are projected to be good, TE is the best on Matt's Team.

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the Matt's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Matt's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      Matt's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • Bargain Shopper

      With three steals in the first 10 rounds (Jason Witten, Justin Tucker, and Arizona), Matt's Team made some shrewd moves.

    • Mr. Mendoza

      James White is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Matt's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the ninth-best RB in the league this season.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Matt's Team to encourage the Stampede Blue League 6 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 41
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,959).

      • Cam Newton, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 56
      Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 592 projected rushing yards (ranking second among QBs), Cam Newton has multiple ways to bring in points.

      • Lamar Miller, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 65
      A Bit of a Reach

      Matt's Team went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Lamar Miller has an ADP of 96.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 65. Patience is a virtue, Matt's Team.

    Best Available

    DEF and RB are projected to be the worst units for Matt's Team.

      • Dallas Defanse
      • Rank 276, ADP 121
      • LeGarrette Blount
      • Rank 154, ADP 122
      • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
      • Rank 192, ADP 118
    • 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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    Matt's Team
    1. (8) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (17) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (32) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    4. (41) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    5. (56) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    6. (65) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    7. (80) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    8. (89) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    9. (104) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    10. (113) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    11. (128) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    12. (137) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
    13. (152) James White (NE - RB)
    14. (161) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    15. (176) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
    16. (185) New York (NYG - DEF)
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