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    Raven's Unreal Team Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Slated for a Ninth-Place Finish, Raven's Unreal Team Isn't Going to Win Much

    Draft Summary

    It was almost too hard to watch as Raven's Unreal Team took the fourth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 3-11-0 (1,285), bad enough for a ninth-place finish in Yahoo Public 780720 League. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Jordy Nelson (third round), Roddy White (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). They have one of the bottom tandems of QBs in the league, as they added Andrew Luck and Andy Dalton.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Week 10 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Raven's Unreal Team should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just keep Raven's Unreal Team away from the TV. It won't be pretty. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Raven's Unreal Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Raven's Unreal Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Eric Decker), fourth- (Percy Harvin), and fifth-ranked (Dwayne Bowe) wideouts.

    • Next Year, Just Show Up On Time

      The coach of Raven's Unreal Team must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Raven's Unreal Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

      With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Raven's Unreal Team is looking for dependable help.

    • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 10?

      Raven's Unreal Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Stephen Gostkowski and Blair Walsh will be on bye.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the Raven's Unreal Team 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).

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.

      • G. Bernard, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Giovani Bernard was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      168 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks eighth in the Yahoo Public 780720 League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 44
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 780720 League, Raven's Unreal Team may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 766 projected return yards, he ranks fifth in the league with 1,686 all-purpose yards.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 57
      Was Andrew Luck the Best Choice at Pick No. 57?

      Raven's Unreal Team apparently thinks so. The Colts' signal-caller is projected to have 295 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

    Best Available

    With three below-average positions on Raven's Unreal Team, DEF and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 240, ADP 123
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 124
      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 175, ADP 135
    • 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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    Raven's Unreal Team
    1. (4) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (17) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    3. (24) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (37) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    5. (44) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (57) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    7. (64) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    8. (77) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    9. (84) Denver (Den - DEF)
    10. (97) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    11. (104) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    12. (117) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    13. (124) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    14. (137) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    15. (144) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
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