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    TroyZilla Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, TroyZilla Can Compete With Anyone

    Draft Summary

    Watch out for TroyZilla. Taking advantage of a solid draft spot (third overall), they built a team poised to do some damage in Go Hard! League. TroyZilla is expected to finish second with a record of 9-4-0 (1,575 points). They put together a three-headed monster in the backfield with their first three picks, selecting Jamaal Charles 3rd overall, followed by DeMarco Murray in the second round, and Andre Ellington in the third. These guys could be the key to the season for TroyZilla, as they are the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league.

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

    Schedule

    TroyZilla should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, TroyZilla has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • On the Rise

      TroyZilla hopes to break through this season, led by six players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      TroyZilla will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only K (Matt Prater) and only DEF (Arizona) will both be on bye that week.

    • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

      While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 8 in the league with an average of 4.1 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 7.4 years).

    • Team of Champions

      TroyZilla 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 (Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, and Zac Stacy).

    • My One and Only

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

    • Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 482 projected rushing yards (ranking fifth among QBs), Russell Wilson has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Choosy Moms Choose Jamaal

      Owners who took a chance on Jamaal Charles were rewarded nicely last year, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      Old Fashioned

      TroyZilla stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Jamaal Charles and DeMarco Murray before targeting other positions.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 19
      Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Ellington is ranked ninth in the league with 1,503 all-purpose yards.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 30
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for Zac Stacy are sweet. He's projected to be the ninth-best RB in the league this season.

      • Keenan Allen, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 35
      Doling Out Nightmares

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

    Best Available

    TroyZilla has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 133, ADP 130
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 137, ADP 133
      • New England Defanse
      • Rank 194, ADP 92
      • Denver Defanse
      • Rank 210, ADP 98
    • 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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    TroyZilla
    1. (3) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (14) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (19) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    4. (30) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    5. (35) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    6. (46) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    7. (51) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    8. (62) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    9. (67) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    10. (78) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    11. (83) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    12. (94) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    13. (99) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    14. (110) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
    15. (115) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    16. (126) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
    17. (131) Bernard Pierce (Bal - RB)
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