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    Shifters Draft Report Card

    C+
    Grade

    Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Shifters Isn't Anything to Fear

    Draft Summary

    If there was a Hall of Average, Shifters would have a plaque. Unfortunately, there isn't, so instead they'll just have to settle for losing more often than not. This team is projected to finish in sixth-place in isotopes League at 7-6-0 (1,189 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Matt Ryan (48th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (8th) and Doug Martin (28th), and WRs A.J. Green (13th) and Keenan Allen (33rd). They landed the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added Lacy, Martin, and Rashad Jennings.

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    Schedule

    Week 9 would be a good opportunity for Shifters to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the toughest schedules. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Shifters.

    Draft Notes

    • Close to the Vest

      Shifters was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 14 picks.

    • No Back-Up No Cry

      Ignoring roster depth, Shifters chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 361 projected rushing yards (ranked fifth among QBs), Alex Smith has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,501 all-purpose yards.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      186 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the isotopes League among wideouts with 186 projected fantasy points.

      • Doug Martin, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Doug Martin time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 193 projected points.

      • Keenan Allen, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 33
      Delivering Nightmares

      Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.2 receiving TDs.

      • Matt Ryan, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 326 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that Shifters could look to improve, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 157, ADP 133
      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 161, ADP 137
      • Indianapolis Defense
      • Rank 231, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defense
      • Rank 242, ADP 141
    • 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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    Shifters
    1. (8) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (13) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (28) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    4. (33) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    5. (48) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
    6. (53) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    7. (68) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    8. (73) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
    9. (88) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    10. (93) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    11. (108) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
    12. (113) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    13. (128) Denver (Den - DEF)
    14. (133) Nick Novak (SD - K)
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