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    indywinapolis Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Despite a Set of Beast RBs, indywinapolis Has a Solidly Average Roster

    Draft Summary

    indywinapolis isn't the best team in the league, but they aren't the worst, and there is something to be said for that. After selecting fifth overall, they are projected to finish in seventh in Stampede Blue League 8 League at 7-6-0 (1,593 points). They loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs Pierre Garcon (fourth round), Reggie Wayne (fifth round), Mike Wallace (sixth round), and Eric Decker (seventh round). They put together one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, Steven Jackson, and DeAngelo Williams.

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

    Schedule

    indywinapolis should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 10. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging schedules. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, indywinapolis has the softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      indywinapolis is loaded at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, indywinapolis hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

      indywinapolis is a believer in the hopes of the Indianapolis Colts this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

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

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      indywinapolis chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, indywinapolis got a steal in snatching Dennis Pitta in the ninth round (101st overall pick vs. ADP of 84.8).

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      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.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 20
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for Arian Foster are sweet. He's projected to be the eighth-best RB in the league this season.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 29
      Rethinking That One?

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

      • Reggie Wayne, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 53
      That Just Happened

      Why can't I find Reggie Wayne on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

      • Mike Wallace, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 68
      Was Mike Wallace the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 68?

      indywinapolis apparently thinks so. The Dolphins' wideout is projected to earn 220 points this year, after putting up 199 last year.

    Best Available

    indywinapolis has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, 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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    indywinapolis
    1. (5) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (20) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    3. (29) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    4. (44) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    5. (53) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    6. (68) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    7. (77) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    8. (92) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    9. (101) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    10. (116) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    11. (125) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    12. (140) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
    13. (149) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    14. (164) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
    15. (173) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
    16. (188) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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