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    nur's Genius Team Draft Report Card


    Slated for a First-Place Finish, nur's Genius Team Is the Team to Beat

    Draft Summary

    Even though nur's Genius 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 first in Yahoo Public 784085 League with a record of 11-3-0 (1,372 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (14th overall), RBs Zac Stacy (27th) and Doug Martin (34th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (7th) and Percy Harvin (47th). They put together the best QB combo in the league, as they added Manning and Philip Rivers.

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


    nur's Genius Team should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 4. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the weakest schedules. nur's Genius Team has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

    Draft Notes

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At four different positions, nur's Genius Team picked up projected top-two players (including Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, and Justin Tucker).

    • On the Rise

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

    • Show Some ID

      nur's Genius Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 5.2 years of NFL experience.

    • Team of Champions?

      nur's Genius Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning, and Zac Stacy.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

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

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      nur's Genius Team nabbed a sleeper in Markus Wheaton with pick No. 127.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      The Standard by Which All Others are Measured

      Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.

      • 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

      nur's Genius Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Zac Stacy).

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 784085 League, nur's Genius 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.

      • Torrey Smith, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 54
      Was the 54th Pick the Right Time for Torrey Smith?

      nur's Genius Team apparently believes it is. The Ravens' wide receiver is projected to have 138 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.

    Best Available

    nur's Genius Team has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 154, ADP 138
      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 169, ADP 139
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 233, ADP 144
      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 239, ADP 141
    • Bye Week Points Lost

      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-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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    nur's Genius Team
    1. (7) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (14) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (27) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (34) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    5. (47) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (54) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    7. (67) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    8. (74) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    9. (87) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (94) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    11. (107) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (114) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    13. (127) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    14. (134) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    15. (147) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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