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    Cook Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Cook Will Dominate the League

    Draft Summary

    Watch out. Somebody let Cook loose in the draft room. When the smoke cleared, all that was left was an elite squad capable of destroying opponents at will. They are projected to finish second in isotopes League with a record of 10-3-0 (1,234 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Matthew Stafford (41st overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (1st) and C.J. Spiller (40th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (20th) and Julio Jones (21st). They put together the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Marshall, Jones, and Larry Fitzgerald.

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

    Schedule

    Cook should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least challenging slates. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Cook also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Stockpiling Talent at WR

      Cook should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. WR is definitely the strongest among them.

    Player Analysis

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

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,644 all-purpose yards.

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 20
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Cook to encourage the isotopes League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 94 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 21
      Is Being a Fantasy Monster a Crime?

      Julio Jones would be guilty as charged. Jones is projected to be the fifth-best WR in the league this season.

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 41
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,942).

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 60
      Biggest Steal

      If other Yahoo! users are right, Cook got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Larry Fitzgerald (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 36.9).

    Best Available

    If Cook wants to upgrade, TE and RB are areas they could go after first.

      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 157, ADP 133
      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 161, ADP 137
      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 121
      • Bernard Pierce
      • Rank 101, ADP 122
    • 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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    Cook
    1. (1) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (20) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    3. (21) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    4. (40) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    5. (41) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    6. (60) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    7. (61) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
    8. (80) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    9. (81) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    10. (100) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    11. (101) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (120) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
    13. (121) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    14. (140) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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