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    andrea's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, andrea's Team Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

    Draft Summary

    It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. andrea's Team is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fourth in Yahoo Public 780720 League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,336 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (19th overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (2nd) and Le'Veon Bell (22nd), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (39th) and Wes Welker (42nd). They built the top group of RBs in the league, as they added Charles, Bell, and Pierre Thomas.

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

    Schedule

    While Week 4 has the most players on bye for andrea's Team (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, andrea's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Shouldering the Burden?

      andrea's Team has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, QB, and K.

    • AARP Card's in the Mail

      With an average of 8 years of NFL experience, andrea's Team is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      andrea's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

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

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      andrea's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jamaal Charles and Drew Brees) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      2014 Could be More of the Same

      Owners who took a chance on Charles last season were rewarded handsomely, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      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 (5,106).

      • Le'Veon Bell, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Le'Veon Bell time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 196 projected points.

      • Jeremy Maclin, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 59
      That Just Happened

      Why can't I find Jeremy Maclin on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

      • Jason Witten, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 62
      A Big Target for the QB

      Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Yahoo Public 780720 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.

    Best Available

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

      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 175, ADP 135
      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 177, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 181, ADP 120
    • 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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    andrea's Team
    1. (2) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (19) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (22) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    4. (39) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (42) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    6. (59) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    7. (62) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (79) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    9. (82) New England (NE - DEF)
    10. (99) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    11. (102) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    12. (119) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    13. (122) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
    14. (139) Tim Wright (NE - TE)
    15. (142) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
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