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    trentan's Swell Team Draft Report Card

    B+
    Grade

    Projected to Finish First, trentan's Swell Team Will Bury This League

    Draft Summary

    Even though trentan's Swell Team didn't have a high draft pick (seventh overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish first in Yahoo Public 737422 League with a record of 11-3-0 (1,380 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (14th overall), RB Zac Stacy (27th), WR Michael Crabtree (47th), and TE Jimmy Graham (7th) within the first five rounds. They landed the best QB pair in the league, as they added Manning and Eli Manning.

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

    Schedule

    trentan's Swell Team should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Corresponding with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, trentan's Swell Team also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Strength in Numbers

      In order, the three best positions for trentan's Swell Team are TE, DEF, and QB.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, trentan's Swell Team picked up projected top-two players (Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham, and Carolina).

    • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 9?

      trentan's Swell Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould will be on bye.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

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

    • Full Control Early On

      trentan's Swell Team began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

    • Team of Champions

      trentan's Swell Team 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 (Jimmy Graham, Peyton Manning, and Zac Stacy).

    Player Analysis

      • Jimmy Graham, TE
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?

      Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      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.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      How Rebellious of You

      trentan's Swell Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Zac Stacy).

      • M. Crabtree, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      Rethinking That One

      Michael Crabtree may not justify his 47th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (38th with 915) and TDs (33rd with 5.9).

      • Torrey Smith, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 54
      Was Torrey Smith the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 54?

      trentan's Swell Team apparently thinks so. The Ravens' wideout is projected to have 138 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

    Best Available

    trentan's Swell Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (WR and RB), but WR is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 130
      • Jarrett Boykin
      • Rank 130, ADP 129
      • Hakeem Nicks
      • Rank 131, ADP 121
      • Danny Amendola
      • Rank 132, ADP 127
    • 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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    trentan's Swell Team
    1. (7) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
    2. (14) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (27) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (34) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    5. (47) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
    6. (54) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    7. (67) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    8. (74) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    9. (87) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    10. (94) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    11. (107) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    12. (114) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
    13. (127) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    14. (134) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
    15. (147) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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