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    Shut It Down Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Buoyed by Some Early-Round Steals, Shut It Down Has Legit Shot at Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    Shut It Down figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the fifth overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-5-0 (1,360 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Yahoo Public 743787 League. They loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs Julio Jones (third round), Roddy White (fifth round), Percy Harvin (sixth round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (seventh round). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring pairs of TEs in the league, as they have Jordan Reed and Zach Ertz 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

    Shut It Down should use Week 6 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Shut It Down has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Shut It Down will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Cordarrelle Patterson), fourth- (Percy Harvin), and fifth-ranked (Terrance Williams) wideouts.

    • Up and Comers

      Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Shut It Down may have done just that, with seven players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

    • Highlight Reel

      With four better-than-average positions on Shut It Down, QB and RB are projected as especially strong units.

    • Aging Stars

      The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 3.7 years).

    • A Dominating Duo

      Shut It Down has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Drew Brees) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Shayne Graham, Shut It Down pounced on him at pick No. 145.

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,698 all-purpose yards.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,111).

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of Yahoo Public 743787 League overlooked a gem, and Shut It Down made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 56
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 743787 League, Shut It Down may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,708 all-purpose yards.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 7, Pick 65
      The Heist Is On

      The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Shut It Down got a steal in snatching Cordarrelle Patterson in the seventh round (65th overall pick vs. ADP of 45.4).

    Best Available

    Shut It Down is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and DEF), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 133, ADP 130
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 137, ADP 133
      • Heath Miller
      • Rank 160, ADP 135
      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 163, ADP 138
    • 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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    Shut It Down
    1. (5) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (16) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (25) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    4. (36) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    5. (45) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    6. (56) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    7. (65) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    8. (76) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    9. (85) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    10. (96) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    11. (105) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    12. (116) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    13. (125) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    14. (136) Cleveland (Cle - DEF)
    15. (145) Shayne Graham (NO - K)
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