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  • Yahoo Public 737422 (ID# 737422)

    Jarrod's Team Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Ninth, Jarrod's Team Couldn't Do This Poorly Again if They Tried

    Draft Summary

    Playoffs?! Jarrod's Team is projected to finish in ninth-place in Yahoo Public 737422 League with a 5-9-0 (1,288 points) record and you want to talk about playoffs?! Jarrod's Team should just hope they can win a few games, let alone reach the playoffs. With their first five picks, Jarrod's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (18th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (3rd) and Rashad Jennings (38th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (23rd) and Cordarrelle Patterson (43rd). They have one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Patterson, and Justin Hunter.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Jarrod'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. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the toughest schedules. In addition to having the second-most taxing overall schedule, Jarrod's Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

      Jarrod's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Kyle Rudolph and Garrett Graham will be on bye.

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Jarrod's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Justin Hunter), fourth- (Golden Tate), and fifth-ranked (Jeremy Maclin) wideouts.

    • Close to the Vest

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

    • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

      Jarrod's Team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      Jarrod's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Jarrod's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      Do You Know if Drew Brees is Religious?

      With 344 projected points, Jarrod's Team is hoping Brees will be the answer to their prayers.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 23
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Jarrod's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 737422 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 38
      A Bit of a Reach

      Jarrod's Team went out on a limb with their fourth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Rashad Jennings has an ADP of 59.1, but he was grabbed at pick No. 38. Patience is a virtue, Jarrod's Team.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 43
      Rethinking That One

      Cordarrelle Patterson went with the 43rd pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (37th) and receiving yards (32nd) with 5.8 and 950 respectively.

    Best Available

    There are four positions that Jarrod's Team could look to improve, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 240, ADP 124
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 175, ADP 135
    • 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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    Jarrod's Team
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (18) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (23) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (38) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    5. (43) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    6. (58) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    7. (63) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (78) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    9. (83) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (98) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    11. (103) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    12. (118) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    13. (123) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
    14. (138) Garrett Graham (Hou - TE)
    15. (143) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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