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    Projected to Finish Seventh, Stephen's Dandy Team Isn't Anything to Get Excited About

    Draft Summary

    With the first overall selection, Stephen's Dandy Team was in an ideal position to build a strong team. So much for that. They are projected to finish seventh in Yahoo Public 780720 League with a 6-8-0 (1,334) record. If they still hope to be a playoff-caliber team, they may want to invest in a psychic or a magic eight ball to help out with the "tough" decisions this year. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Alshon Jeffery (third round), Pierre Garcon (fourth round), and Andre Johnson (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Stephen's Dandy Team, as they are a good group of WRs.

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

    Schedule

    Week 10 would be a good opportunity for Stephen's Dandy Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Stephen's Dandy Team also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • QB Controversy?

      The coach of Stephen's Dandy Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Nick Foles) and second-drafted QB (Tom Brady) have very similar seasonal point projections.

    • Tough to Defend This One

      Does Stephen's Dandy Team get the reason behind drafting a back-up defense? In Week 9, both Chicago and Buffalo will be on bye.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

      Stephen's Dandy Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • A Dominating Duo

      Stephen's Dandy Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Alshon Jeffery) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Don't Get Too Defensive Over This

      But Stephen's Dandy Team drafted Chicago with the 81st pick, even though their ADP is only 126.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 20
      Old Fashioned

      Stephen's Dandy Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking LeSean McCoy and Andre Ellington before targeting other positions.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 21
      175 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 780720 League among wideouts with 175 projected fantasy points.

      • Andre Johnson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 41
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Stephen's Dandy Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 780720 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Andre Johnson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 60
      Stephen's Dandy Team's Stud Signal-Caller

      Nick Foles is projected to rack up 304 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

    Best Available

    If Stephen's Dandy Team wants to upgrade, DEF and TE are areas they could go after first.

      • 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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    unicornscore
    1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (20) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    3. (21) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    4. (40) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    5. (41) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    6. (60) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    7. (61) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    8. (80) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
    9. (81) Chicago (Chi - DEF)
    10. (100) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    11. (101) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    12. (120) Ben Tate (Pit - RB)
    13. (121) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    14. (140) Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
    15. (141) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
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