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    Nut Up or Shut Up Draft Report Card

    C+
    Grade

    With a Projected Finish of 10th, Nut Up or Shut Up Will Be Alone at the Bottom

    Draft Summary

    Nut Up or Shut Up was handed a solid draft position and apparently they saw that as an opportunity to blow it. Even though they had the second overall pick, they're projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 7 League with a mark of 4-9-0 (1,548 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Matt Ryan (50th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (2nd) and Bishop Sankey (47th), and WRs Alshon Jeffery (23rd) and Jordy Nelson (26th). They put together one of the bottom groups of RBs in the league, as they added Peterson, Sankey, Ben Tate, and Khiry Robinson to their roster.

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    Schedule

    Nut Up or Shut Up should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Nut Up or Shut Up has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Nut Up or Shut Up might require waiver wire help in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Alshon Jeffery), No. 2- (Jordy Nelson) and No. 4-ranked (Golden Tate) WRs will all be idle that week.

    • A Dominating Pair

      TE and QB are both projected to be really solid units for Nut Up or Shut Up.

    • Risk Averse

      Nut Up or Shut Up minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 16 picks.

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the Nut Up or Shut Up roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 3). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Nut Up or Shut Up has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Alshon Jeffery and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Nut Up or Shut Up chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,641 all-purpose yards.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 23
      257 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks eighth in the Stampede Blue League 7 League among wideouts with 257 projected fantasy points.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 26
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Jordy Nelson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank ninth in the league.

      • Bishop Sankey, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 47
      Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!

      Although he was taken 47th overall in the fantasy draft, Bishop Sankey is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (28th with 5.2) or rushing yards (25th with 775).

      • Matt Ryan, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Do You Know if Matt Ryan is Religious?

      With 398 projected points, Nut Up or Shut Up is hoping Ryan will be the answer to their prayers.

    Best Available

    With four below-average positions on Nut Up or Shut Up, RB and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • LeGarrette Blount
      • Rank 154, ADP 122
      • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
      • Rank 192, ADP 118
      • Doug Baldwin
      • Rank 139, ADP 128
      • Aaron Dobson
      • Rank 141, ADP 127
    • 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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    Nut Up or Shut Up
    1. (2) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (23) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    3. (26) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (47) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    5. (50) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    6. (71) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    7. (74) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    8. (95) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    9. (98) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    10. (119) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    11. (122) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    12. (143) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
    13. (146) Khiry Robinson (NO - RB)
    14. (167) Denver (Den - DEF)
    15. (170) Nick Novak (SD - K)
    16. (191) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
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