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    Dinkytown Draft Report Card

    B-
    Grade

    Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Dinkytown Is a Team to Watch

    Draft Summary

    Dinkytown figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the seventh overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 8-5-0 (1,200 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in isotopes League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Andrew Luck (34th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (14th) and Toby Gerhart (47th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (7th) and Antonio Brown (27th). They put together one of the top groups of WRs in the league, as they have Johnson, Brown, and Kendall Wright.

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

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Dinkytown has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least difficult slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Dinkytown also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • A Pair of Strengths

      Dinkytown has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, WR and TE.

    • Risk Averse

      Dinkytown minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 14 picks.

    • It's How You Finish

      Dinkytown must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

      Dinkytown knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Team of Champions

      Dinkytown is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Calvin Johnson, DeMarco Murray, and Antonio Brown.

    • Big D

      Dinkytown elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    Player Analysis

      • Calvin Johnson, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      Meeting His Expectations

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

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

      DeMarco Murray is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,457 total yards (1,016 rushing, 441 receiving).

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Dinkytown to encourage the isotopes League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Antonio Brown and his 97 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 34
      Like Face Wash for Teenagers

      Dinkytown was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Andrew Luck at pick number 34 even though his ADP is only 54.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      Feed Thy Beast

      Toby Gerhart will get the ball early and often, projected to finish 10th in the league with 285 touches.

    Best Available

    Dinkytown has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Indianapolis Defense
      • Rank 231, ADP 144
      • Baltimore Defense
      • Rank 242, ADP 141
      • Ryan Tannehill
      • Rank 138, ADP 134
      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 141, ADP 134
    • 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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    Dinkytown
    1. (7) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
    2. (14) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (27) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (34) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    5. (47) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    6. (54) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
    7. (67) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    8. (74) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    9. (87) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    10. (94) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    11. (107) Detroit (Det - DEF)
    12. (114) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    13. (127) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    14. (134) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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