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    Baer Necessities Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Projected to Finish 11th, Baer Necessities Should Probably Stop Reading This Draft Recap Now

    Draft Summary

    Baer Necessities wasn't able to overcome a poor draft position (seventh overall), and that will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in 11th place in Stampede Blue League 8 League. With the roster as is, they are expected to finish 3-10-0 (1,518 points). The GM of Baer Necessities obviously entered this draft knowing who their QB target was. They waited until the eighth round to pick their first quarterback, drafting Russell Wilson with the 90th overall pick. They built a good group of RBs, as they added Eddie Lacy, Le'Veon Bell, Ray Rice, and Jonathan Stewart to their roster.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Baer Necessities has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Despite having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Baer Necessities actually has the easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Baer Necessities, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Ray Rice) and fourth-ranked (Jonathan Stewart) RBs.

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Baer Necessities will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Torrey Smith), fourth- (Rueben Randle), and fifth-ranked (Dwayne Bowe) wideouts.

    • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

      With eight "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Baer Necessities is looking for dependable help.

    • My One and Only

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

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Baer Necessities grabbed a sleeper in Jonathan Stewart with pick No. 162.

    • A Stretch of the Imagination

      Grabbing Jonathan Stewart at pick 162 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Stewart is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,538 all-purpose yards.

      • Le'Veon Bell, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      Old Fashioned

      Baer Necessities stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and Le'Veon Bell before targeting other positions.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 42
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary this year? He's projected to reel in 1,207 receiving yards.

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

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

      • Torrey Smith, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 66
      Was Torrey Smith the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 66?

      Baer Necessities apparently thinks so. The Ravens' wideout is projected to have 202 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that Baer Necessities could look to improve, including TE and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 186, ADP 120
      • Joe Flacco
      • Rank 172, ADP 125
      • Sam Bradford
      • Rank 178, ADP 125
    • 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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    Baer Necessities
    1. (7) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (18) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    3. (31) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    4. (42) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (55) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    6. (66) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    7. (79) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
    8. (90) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
    9. (103) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    10. (114) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    11. (127) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    12. (138) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    13. (151) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    14. (162) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
    15. (175) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)
    16. (186) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
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