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    Ryan's Rad Team Draft Report Card


    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Ryan's Rad Team Will be a Tough Team

    Draft Summary

    Ryan's Rad Team parlayed a solid draft slot (second overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-5-0 (1,351 points), they're projected to finish third in Yahoo Public 737422 League. If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (third round), Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round), and Wes Welker (fifth round). They put together the highest-scoring RB tandem in the league, as they added Jamaal Charles and Andre Ellington.

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


    Ryan's Rad Team 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 entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Ryan's Rad Team also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Ryan's Rad Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.

    • Close to the Vest

      Ryan's Rad Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the Ryan's Rad Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Ryan's Rad Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Don't Get Too Defensive Over This

      But Ryan's Rad Team drafted Denver with the 82nd pick, even though their ADP is only 98.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fourth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank second in the league with 1,723 total yards.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      Old Fashioned

      Ryan's Rad Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Jamaal Charles and Andre Ellington before targeting other positions.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

      Julio Jones was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 59
      Was Andrew Luck the Best Choice at Pick No. 59?

      Ryan's Rad Team apparently thinks so. The Colts' signal-caller is projected to have 295 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

      • Jason Witten, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 62
      A Big, Reliable Threat

      Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Yahoo Public 737422 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.

    Best Available

    Ryan's Rad Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and DEF), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 175, ADP 135
      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 177, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 181, ADP 119
    • 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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    Ryan's Rad Team
    1. (2) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (19) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    3. (22) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    4. (39) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (42) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    6. (59) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    7. (62) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (79) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    9. (82) Denver (Den - DEF)
    10. (99) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    11. (102) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    12. (119) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    13. (122) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
    14. (139) Tim Wright (NE - TE)
    15. (142) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
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