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    Spartacus Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Talented WR Corps, Spartacus Will Be a Tough Out

    Draft Summary

    Putting together a decent team, Spartacus didn't want to show up the BNFL League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fifth-place in BNFL League at 8-6-0 (1,867 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Calvin Johnson (first round), Demaryius Thomas (second round), and Roddy White (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Spartacus will benefit. They are the best group of WRs in the league.

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

    Schedule

    Spartacus should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Spartacus also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Assessing the Assets

      WR is the strongest position for Spartacus, though TE and K are also better than the league's average.

    • Fantasy Fútbol

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

    • Team of Champions

      Spartacus is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, and Zac Stacy).

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Johnny Manziel, Spartacus pounced on him at pick No. 132.

    • Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Johnny Manziel can deliver fantasy glory to Spartacus with his arm and his legs. Manziel has 414 projected rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 9
      Meeting His Expectations

      Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 12
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Spartacus to encourage the BNFL League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 29
      How Rebellious of You

      Spartacus said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Zac Stacy).

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 32
      Rarely Seen in the Wild

      With 1,116 projected yards on the ground, Toby Gerhart is an elusive three-down back.

      • Matt Ryan, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 52
      Is Matt Ryan Religious?

      With 398 projected points, Spartacus will be hoping Ryan is the answer to their prayers.

    Best Available

    With three subpar positions on Spartacus, DEF and QB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Indianapolis Defanse
      • Rank 225, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 236, ADP 142
      • Carson Palmer
      • Rank 138, ADP 137
      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 145, ADP 133
    • 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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    Spartacus
    1. (9) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (12) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    3. (29) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (32) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    5. (49) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    6. (52) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    7. (69) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (72) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
    9. (89) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (92) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    11. (109) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    12. (112) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    13. (129) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    14. (132) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    15. (149) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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