Yahoo Public 795587 (ID# 795587)

The Sideswipers Draft Report Card

C+
Grade

Projected to Finish Ninth, Tim Clark's Team Should Have Hired an Expert

Draft Summary

Whatever strategy Tim Clark's Team used to build this team, it should be thrown out, because it didn't work. Picking eighth, they struggled to piece together a competitive team and as a result, are projected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 795587 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,295 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Demaryius Thomas (first round), Keenan Allen (fourth round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). They have one of the bottom pairs of QBs in the league, as they have Cam Newton and Philip Rivers on the roster.

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Schedule

Week 4 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Tim Clark's Team should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just keep Tim Clark's Team away from the TV. It won't be pretty. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Tim Clark's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Tim Clark's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Kyle Rudolph and Ladarius Green will be on bye.

  • Up and Comers

    Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Tim Clark's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Tim Clark's Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Cam Newton) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Fantasy Fútbol

    This is the American version, folks. Tim Clark's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    Tim Clark's Team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Tim Clark's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 795587 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

    Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the seventh-best RB in the league this season.

    • Toby Gerhart, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Gerhart is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 288 touches.

    • 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 8.1 receiving TDs.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Dual-Threat Dynamo

    Cam Newton can deliver fantasy glory to Tim Clark's Team with his arm and his legs. Newton has 592 projected rushing yards, and ranks second among QBs in that category.

Best Available

Tim Clark's Team has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.

    • Heath Miller
    • Rank 148, ADP 135
    • Garrett Graham
    • Rank 154, ADP 138
    • Coby Fleener
    • Rank 172, ADP 138
    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 173, ADP 120
  • 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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The Sideswipers
1. (8) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
2. (13) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
3. (28) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
4. (33) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
5. (48) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
6. (53) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
7. (68) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
8. (73) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
9. (88) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
10. (93) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
11. (108) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
12. (113) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
13. (128) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
14. (133) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
15. (148) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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