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    BleedsBroncoBlue Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, BleedsBroncoBlue Needs Upgrades

    Draft Summary

    While the BleedsBroncoBlue roster doesn't exactly scream playoffs, it's a roster that can be improved with some wheeling and dealing. As of now, they are projected to finish seventh in BNFL League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,941 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (1st overall), RB Doug Martin (21st), WR Jordy Nelson (20th), and TE Vernon Davis (41st) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the most prolific QB combo in the league, as they have Manning and Andrew Luck on the roster.

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

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for BleedsBroncoBlue (five), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the easiest slates. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, BleedsBroncoBlue also has the easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for BleedsBroncoBlue, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Golden Tate) and fourth-ranked (Tavon Austin) wideouts.

    • QB or Bust

      QB is the only stronger-than-average position group for BleedsBroncoBlue.

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the BleedsBroncoBlue roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

    • Beginning with a Bang

      BleedsBroncoBlue got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • A Dominating Duo

      BleedsBroncoBlue has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      BleedsBroncoBlue nabbed a sleeper in Dennis Pitta with pick No. 121.

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Fantasy is Better Than Reality

      Even though he fell short in Super Bowl 48, Peyton Manning was more likely to be owned on a 2013 Yahoo! championship roster than any other QB.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 20
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for BleedsBroncoBlue to encourage the BNFL League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 21
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, BleedsBroncoBlue didn't grab their first RB (Doug Martin) until the third round.

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 40
      Doling Out 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.

      • Vernon Davis, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 41
      A Big Target in the Red Zone

      With 6.5 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fourth in the NFL among TEs in that category.

    Best Available

    With five subpar positions on BleedsBroncoBlue, WR and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Justin Hunter
      • Rank 108, ADP 123
      • Markus Wheaton
      • Rank 115, ADP 128
      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 123
      • Bernard Pierce
      • Rank 98, ADP 121
    • 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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    BleedsBroncoBlue
    1. (1) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (20) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    3. (21) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    4. (40) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (41) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    6. (60) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    7. (61) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    8. (80) New England (NE - DEF)
    9. (81) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    10. (100) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    11. (101) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    12. (120) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
    13. (121) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    14. (140) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
    15. (141) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
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