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    Ashley's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Projected to Finish First, Ashley's Team Will Run This League

    Draft Summary

    When the draft countdown clock hit zero, the GM of Ashley's Team put their game face on. Firing on all cylinders from the eighth spot in the draft, they put together a team that's projected to finish first in Yahoo Public 780720 League with a record of 11-3-0 (1,360 points). With five WRs on the roster, Ashley's Team loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 148 points this season, close to the league average of 141. They landed one of the highest-scoring TE duos in the league, as they have Rob Gronkowski and Delanie Walker on their team.

    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 Ashley's Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Ashley's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • On the Rise

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

    • Defense Wins Championships?

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

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Ashley's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • A Versatile Combination

      Shane Vereen can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 639.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Ashley's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 780720 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Feed Thy Beast

      Toby Gerhart will get the ball early and often, projected to finish ninth in the league with 288 touches.

      • Victor Cruz, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 33
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Victor Cruz get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,189 receiving yards this year.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of Yahoo Public 780720 League overlooked a gem, and Ashley's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 53
      Do You Know if Matthew Stafford is Religious?

      With 310 projected points, Ashley's Team is hoping Stafford will be the answer to their prayers.

    Best Available

    If Ashley's Team wants to upgrade, DEF and RB are areas they could go after first.

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 240, ADP 123
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 124
      • Steven Jackson
      • Rank 81, ADP 100
      • Ray Rice
      • Rank 83, ADP 100
    • 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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    Ashley's Team
    1. (8) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (13) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    3. (28) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    4. (33) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (48) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    6. (53) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    7. (68) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    8. (73) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    9. (88) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    10. (93) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    11. (108) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (113) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    13. (128) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
    14. (133) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
    15. (148) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
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