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    T's Tip-Top Team Draft Report Card

    B+
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Second, T's Tip-Top Team is Built to Win

    Draft Summary

    Even though T's Tip-Top Team didn't have a high draft pick (seventh overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish second in Yahoo Public 780720 League with a record of 10-4-0 (1,377 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (14th overall), RB Zac Stacy (27th), WR Michael Crabtree (47th), and TE Jimmy Graham (7th) within the first five rounds. They have the best TE tandem in the league, as they have Graham and Charles Clay 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

    T's Tip-Top Team should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for T's Tip-Top Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Assessing the Assets

      TE is the strongest position for T's Tip-Top Team, though DEF and QB are also better than the league's average.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, T's Tip-Top Team picked up projected top-two players (Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham, and Carolina).

    • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 9?

      T's Tip-Top Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould will be on bye.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      T's Tip-Top Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Beginning with a Bang

      T's Tip-Top Team got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • Team of Champions

      T's Tip-Top 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 (Jimmy Graham, Peyton Manning, and Zac Stacy).

    Player Analysis

      • Jimmy Graham, TE
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      A Return to Huge Numbers

      Sean Payton's return to the Saints' sideline seemed to work out for Jimmy Graham, who was owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other TE.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      A Mile-High Marvel

      By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      How Rebellious of You

      T's Tip-Top Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Zac Stacy).

      • M. Crabtree, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      Rethinking That One

      Michael Crabtree may not justify his 47th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (37th with 915) and TDs (35th with 5.9).

      • Torrey Smith, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 54
      Was Torrey Smith the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 54?

      T's Tip-Top Team apparently thinks so. The Ravens' wideout is projected to have 138 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

    Best Available

    T's Tip-Top Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (WR and RB), but WR is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 130
      • Jarrett Boykin
      • Rank 130, ADP 128
      • Hakeem Nicks
      • Rank 131, ADP 121
      • Danny Amendola
      • Rank 132, ADP 127
    • 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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    T's Tip-Top Team
    1. (7) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
    2. (14) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (27) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (34) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    5. (47) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
    6. (54) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    7. (67) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    8. (74) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    9. (87) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    10. (94) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    11. (107) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    12. (114) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
    13. (127) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    14. (134) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
    15. (147) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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