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    Sammy's Amazing Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Sammy's Amazing Team Will be a Tough Team

    Draft Summary

    Whether or not Sammy's Amazing Team was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by Sammy's Amazing Team that led to a season projection of 9-5-0 (1,355 points) and a second-place finish in Yahoo Public 784085 League. With their first five picks, Sammy's Amazing Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (18th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (3rd) and Andre Ellington (23rd), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (38th) and Pierre Garcon (43rd). They built one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they added Fitzgerald, Garcon, Kendall Wright, and T.Y. Hilton.

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

    Schedule

    Sammy's Amazing Team should just disappear for a while during Week 10. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Sammy's Amazing Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Get Off My Lawn

      With an average of 7.7 years of NFL experience, Sammy's Amazing Team is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

    • Close to the Vest

      Sammy's Amazing Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

    • Big D

      Sammy's Amazing Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).

    • He Can Catch, Too

      Pierre Thomas is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fifth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 500.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

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

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,106).

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 23
      An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

      Andre Ellington is projected to finish sixth in the league with 1,503 total yards (1,032 rushing, 471 receiving).

      • T.Y. Hilton, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 58
      Was T.Y. Hilton Worth it at Pick No. 58?

      Sammy's Amazing Team sure hopes so. The Colts' WR is projected to have 138 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.

      • Jason Witten, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 63
      A Big, Reliable Threat

      Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Yahoo Public 784085 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.

    Best Available

    Sammy's Amazing Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (DEF and WR), but DEF is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 233, ADP 144
      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 239, ADP 141
      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 240, ADP 123
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 124
    • 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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    Sammy's Amazing Team
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (18) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (23) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    4. (38) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (43) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    6. (58) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    7. (63) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (78) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    9. (83) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    10. (98) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    11. (103) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    12. (118) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    13. (123) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
    14. (138) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    15. (143) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
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