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    MadHawks03 Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Brandon Fitz's Team Crushed This Draft

    Draft Summary

    Brandon Fitz's Team was handed the last pick in the draft and didn't even blink. Completely unfazed by their draft position, they put together an elite squad with the talent to win it all. They're projected to finish atop Yahoo Public 726907 League with a record of 10-4-0 (1,363 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Marshawn Lynch (first round), Le'Veon Bell (third round), and Toby Gerhart (fifth round). They ended up with one of the most prolific groups of WRs in the league, as they have Dez Bryant, Keenan Allen, Kendall Wright, and Markus Wheaton on their team.

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

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Brandon Fitz's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least difficult slates. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Brandon Fitz's Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Highlight Reel

      With five better-than-average positions on Brandon Fitz's Team, WR and RB are projected as especially strong units.

    • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

      While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 9 in the league with an average of 4.6 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 7 years).

    • No Back-Up No Cry

      Ignoring roster depth, Brandon Fitz's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Colin Kaepernick can deliver fantasy glory to Brandon Fitz's Team with his arm and his legs. Kaepernick has 664 projected rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.

    • Mr. Mendoza

      LeGarrette Blount is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Brandon Fitz's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He should run cool this season with 206 projected points.

      • Dez Bryant, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of Yahoo Public 726907 League overlooked a gem, and Brandon Fitz's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Dez Bryant.

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      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 51
      Is Matt Ryan Religious?

      With 304 projected points, Brandon Fitz's Team will be hoping Ryan is the answer to their prayers.

      • Kendall Wright, WR
      • Round 7, Pick 70
      Was Kendall Wright the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 70?

      Brandon Fitz's Team apparently thinks so. The Titans' wideout is projected to put up 140 points this year, after getting 120 last year.

    Best Available

    Brandon Fitz's Team has one weak area, QB, that they may want to improve.

      • Ben Roethlisberger
      • Rank 102, ADP 117
      • Andy Dalton
      • Rank 128, ADP 123
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 135, ADP 132
      • Johnny Manziel
      • Rank 136, ADP 130
    • 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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    1. (10) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (11) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
    3. (30) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    4. (31) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    5. (50) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    6. (51) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    7. (70) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    8. (71) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    9. (90) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    10. (91) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    11. (110) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    12. (111) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    13. (130) Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
    14. (131) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
    15. (150) Alex Henery (Det - K)
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