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    The Twisters... Draft Report Card


    With Multiple Broncos, The Twisters. Has Great Shot at Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    Picking late (seventh overall), The Twisters. did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fourth in Go Hard! with a record of 7-6-0 (1,559 points). They decided to get weird and waited until the sixth round to grab their first RB, Frank Gore, with the 42nd overall pick. They have the best QB tandem in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Matthew Stafford.

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


    Week 4 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. The Twisters. should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just keep The Twisters. away from the TV. It won't be pretty. Their top three projected scorers (Seattle, Cincinnati and Peyton Manning) will be off that weekend. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. The Twisters. has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • Mile-High Expectations

      The fantasy hopes of The Twisters. rest heavily on the fortunes of Peyton's crew, as they have four Broncos on their roster.

    • A Talented Trio

      The Twisters. has three above-average positions on their roster (QB, DEF, and K).

    • Losing Focus

      The Twisters. must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.

    • Close to the Vest

      The Twisters. was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 17 picks.

    • Senior Citizen Discount

      With an average of 7.7 years of NFL experience, The Twisters. is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Apparently The Twisters. missed the point of drafting a back-up defense. In Week 4, both Seattle and Cincinnati will be on bye.

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      A Mile-High Marvel

      By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 10
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Demaryius Thomas is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 106 projected catches rank second in the league.

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 26
      A Big Target in the Red Zone

      With 8 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 42
      How Rebellious of You

      The Twisters. said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the sixth round to pick up their first (Frank Gore).

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 7, Pick 55
      Do You Know if Matthew Stafford is Religious?

      With 290 projected points, The Twisters. is hoping Stafford will be the answer to their prayers.

    Best Available

    With three below-average positions on The Twisters., RB and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Pierre Thomas
      • Rank 100, ADP 106
      • Devonta Freeman
      • Rank 109, ADP 124
      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 133, ADP 130
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 137, ADP 133
    • Bye Week Points Lost

      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-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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    The Twisters...
    1. (7) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (10) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    3. (23) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    4. (26) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    5. (39) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    6. (42) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    7. (55) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    8. (58) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
    9. (71) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    10. (74) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
    11. (87) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    12. (90) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    13. (103) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    14. (106) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    15. (119) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    16. (122) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    17. (135) Garrett Graham (Hou - TE)
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