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    The Chaotic One Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    With Too Many Reaches Early, The Chaotic One Should Have Done Their Homework

    Draft Summary

    It was almost too hard to watch as The Chaotic One took the third pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 4-10-0 (1,273), bad enough for a ninth-place finish in Yahoo Public 761889 League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (18th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (3rd), WR Victor Cruz (38th), and TE Julius Thomas (23rd) within the first five rounds. They put together the top QB duo in the league, as they have Brees and Andy Dalton on the roster.

    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, The Chaotic One 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 the most challenging slate. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, The Chaotic One also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Doing It By Committee

      By picking up a pair of Oakland Raiders RBs in the middle rounds of the draft (Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew), The Chaotic One will be hoping there are enough fantasy points to go around in that backfield.

    • "It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"

      After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, The Chaotic One accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.

    • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

      The Chaotic One is a believer in the hopes of the San Francisco 49ers this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

    • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

      With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, The Chaotic One is looking for dependable help.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the The Chaotic One roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

    • It's How You Finish

      The Chaotic One must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    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 sixth in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      The Chaotic One's Stud Signal-Caller

      Drew Brees is projected to rack up 344 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 3, Pick 23
      A Sizable Target in the Red Zone

      With 8 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.

      • Victor Cruz, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 38
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Victor Cruz is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 88 projected catches rank seventh in the league.

      • San Francisco, DEF
      • Round 6, Pick 58
      Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 58?

      The Chaotic One sure hopes so. San Francisco's D is projected to get 135 points this year, after putting up 168 last year.

    Best Available

    If The Chaotic One has a desire to make a roster move, RB and WR are areas of need.

      • Ben Tate
      • Rank 80, ADP 99
      • Steven Jackson
      • Rank 81, ADP 100
      • Justin Hunter
      • Rank 116, ADP 126
      • Markus Wheaton
      • Rank 117, ADP 128
    • 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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    The Chaotic One
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (18) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (23) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    4. (38) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (43) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    6. (58) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
    7. (63) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    8. (78) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    9. (83) Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
    10. (98) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    11. (103) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    12. (118) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    13. (123) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
    14. (138) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)
    15. (143) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
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