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    Injuries Suck Draft Report Card

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    Grade

    Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, Injuries Suck Is a Team to Watch

    Draft Summary

    Picking late (11th overall), Injuries Suck did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish sixth in Stampede Blue League 8 with a record of 7-6-0 (1,593 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Giovani Bernard (second round), Rashad Jennings (third round), and Joique Bell (fifth round). They put together one of the bottom tandems of WRs in the league, as they have Larry Fitzgerald and Julian Edelman on the team.

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

    Schedule

    While Week 12 has the most players on bye for Injuries Suck (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Injuries Suck also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Injuries Suck picked up projected top-3 players (Drew Brees, Carolina, and Mason Crosby).

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Injuries Suck elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on James White, Injuries Suck pounced on him at pick No. 155.

    • Mr. Mendoza

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

    Player Analysis

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 11
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Drew Brees was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 35
      Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!

      Although he was taken 35th overall in the fantasy draft, Rashad Jennings is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (23rd with 5.8) or rushing yards (21st with 869).

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 38
      Delivering Nightmares

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

      • Joique Bell, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 59
      Trigger Happy

      With their fifth-round pick, Injuries Suck pulled the trigger. They drafted Joique Bell at pick number 59 despite an ADP of just 89.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Julian Edelman, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 62
      Was the 62nd Pick the Right Time for Julian Edelman?

      Injuries Suck apparently believes it is. The Patriots' wide receiver is projected to get 229 points this year, after putting up 252 last year.

    Best Available

    Injuries Suck could potentially upgrade TE and K, but TE is the position they'll want to focus on first.

      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 186, ADP 120
      • Jared Cook
      • Rank 195, ADP 131
      • Brent Celek
      • Rank 211, ADP 123
    • 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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    Injuries Suck
    1. (11) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    2. (14) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    3. (35) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    4. (38) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (59) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
    6. (62) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    7. (83) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
    8. (86) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    9. (107) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    10. (110) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    11. (131) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    12. (134) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    13. (155) James White (NE - RB)
    14. (158) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
    15. (179) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
    16. (182) Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
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