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    Rise Up Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Rise Up Has a Team to Watch

    Draft Summary

    Collusion might be the only way to stop Rise Up this year, as they are projected to finish with a record of 9-5-0; good enough for second in BNFL League. With their first five picks, Rise Up focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (22nd overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (2nd) and Rashad Jennings (39th), and WRs Julio Jones (19th) and Vincent Jackson (42nd). They put together one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they have McCoy, Shane Vereen, Jennings, and Steven Jackson on their 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 7 has the most players on bye for Rise Up (four), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Rise Up.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      Rise Up is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

    • Golden Handcuff

      Rise Up hedged their bets by scooping up Darren Sproles in the 15th round to back up LeSean McCoy, his Eagles teammate (a first-round selection).

    • A Dominating Duo

      Rise Up has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Rise Up chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Rise Up nabbed a sleeper in Andre Williams with pick No. 139.

    • Mr. Mendoza

      Andre Williams is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Rise Up has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,628 all-purpose yards.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Rise Up to encourage the BNFL League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,955).

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 39
      Trigger Happy

      With their fourth-round pick, Rise Up pulled the trigger. They drafted Rashad Jennings at pick number 39 despite an ADP of just 58 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 42
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,206 receiving yards this year.

    Best Available

    With four below-average positions on Rise Up, DEF and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Indianapolis Defanse
      • Rank 225, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 236, ADP 142
      • 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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    Rise Up
    1. (2) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (19) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (22) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    4. (39) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    5. (42) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    6. (59) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    7. (62) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (79) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    9. (82) Denver (Den - DEF)
    10. (99) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    11. (102) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    12. (119) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    13. (122) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    14. (139) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    15. (142) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
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