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    Manders's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Led by Two Bears, Manders's Team Has Look of a Playoff Team

    Draft Summary

    Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Manders's Team didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 8-6-0 (1,353) record and fourth-place finish in Yahoo Public 761889 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 Brandon Marshall (second round), Jordy Nelson (third round), and Andre Johnson (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Manders's Team will benefit. They are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.

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

    Schedule

    Ever wonder what exactly was inside the brief case in Pulp Fiction? Manders's Team should use Week 9 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the softest schedules. Manders's Team 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

    • A Talented Trio

      Manders's Team has three above-average positions on their roster (WR, TE, and RB).

    • How Much Tread's Left on the Tires

      With an average of 8 years of NFL experience, Manders's Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

    • Nearly There

      The top half of the Manders's 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

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

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

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

    • Don't Get Too Defensive Over This

      But Manders's Team drafted Denver with the 85th pick, even though their ADP is only 100.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    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 third in the league with 1,701 all-purpose yards.

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Manders's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 761889 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      168 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks eighth in the Yahoo Public 761889 League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.

      • Matt Ryan, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 56
      Do You Know if Matt Ryan is Religious?

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

      • Jason Witten, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 65
      A Big, Reliable Threat

      Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Yahoo Public 761889 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.

    Best Available

    While Manders's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, K is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

      • Shaun Suisham
      • Rank 228, ADP 147
      • Graham Gano
      • Rank 236, ADP 146
      • Matt Bryant
      • Rank 245, ADP 134
      • Ryan Succop
      • Rank 263, 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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    Manders's Team
    1. (5) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (16) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    3. (25) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (36) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    5. (45) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    6. (56) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    7. (65) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (76) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
    9. (85) Denver (Den - DEF)
    10. (96) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    11. (105) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    12. (116) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    13. (125) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    14. (136) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
    15. (145) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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