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    Danielle's Team Draft Report Card

    B-
    Grade

    Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Danielle's Team Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    Picking late (sixth overall), Danielle's Team did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fifth in Yahoo Public 761889 with a record of 8-6-0 (1,311 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Antonio Brown (third round), Randall Cobb (fourth round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fifth round). They have one of the worst combos of TEs in the league, as they have Kyle Rudolph and Heath Miller.

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

    Schedule

    Danielle's Team should drop off the grid during Week 9. Their top three projected scorers (Matthew Stafford, Jay Cutler and Eddie Lacy) will be off with byes. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Danielle's Team has the easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

      Danielle's Team grabbed a couple of QBs (Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

    • Carrying the Load

      Danielle's Team has four above-average positions with RB and QB projected to lead the way.

    • On the Rise

      Danielle's Team hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Danielle's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • Team of Champions

      Danielle's 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 (Eddie Lacy, Antonio Brown, and Matthew Stafford).

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 6
      Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,541 total yards.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 15
      Old Fashioned

      Danielle's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and Arian Foster before targeting other positions.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 26
      168 More Reasons to Appreciate Antonio Brown

      Brown ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 761889 League among WRs with 168 projected fantasy points.

      • Randall Cobb, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 35
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

      Randall Cobb was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 46
      Rethinking That One

      Cordarrelle Patterson went with the 46th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (42nd) and receiving yards (39th) with 5.6 and 909 respectively.

    Best Available

    If Danielle's Team has a desire to make a roster move, TE and WR are areas of need.

      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 169, ADP 139
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 172, ADP 138
      • 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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    Danielle's Team
    1. (6) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (15) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    3. (26) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (35) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
    5. (46) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    6. (55) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    7. (66) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (75) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    9. (86) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    10. (95) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
    11. (106) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    12. (115) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    13. (126) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    14. (135) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    15. (146) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
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