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    Go Long Draft Report Card

    B-
    Grade

    After Some Early Gambles, Go Long Probably Shouldn't Gloat About This Roster

    Draft Summary

    Maybe if Go Long purchases a lift kit and some giant tires for this roster it won't seem so average. The playoffs are not out of reach for this team, but it will require some effort. They are projected to finish seventh in Yahoo Public 803059 with a record of 5-9-0 (1,318 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (13th overall), RB Reggie Bush (48th), WR Antonio Brown (28th), and TE Jimmy Graham (8th) within the first five rounds. They landed the highest-scoring QB duo in the league, as they added Manning and Alex Smith.

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

    Schedule

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Go Long (four), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Go Long.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Go Long will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Emmanuel Sanders), fourth- (Golden Tate), and fifth-ranked (Marvin Jones) wideouts.

    • A Good Problem to Have

      Go Long will have some nail-biting decisions to make each week at RB, with a small projected points difference between their second- (Trent Richardson), third- (Chris Johnson), and fourth-ranked (Reggie Bush) RBs.

    • Team of Champions

      Go Long is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Jimmy Graham, Peyton Manning, and Antonio Brown.

    • Mr. Relevant

      Go Long scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Alex Smith at pick number 148.

    Player Analysis

      • Jimmy Graham, TE
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?

      Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      Fantasy is Better Than Reality

      Even though he fell short in Super Bowl 48, Peyton Manning was more likely to be owned on a 2013 Yahoo! championship roster than any other QB.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Go Long to encourage the Yahoo Public 803059 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).

      • 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.

      • Reggie Bush, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      Let Me Check it Again

      Why can't I find Reggie Bush on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."

    Best Available

    While Go Long is expected to be weak across three positions, DEF is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

      • 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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    Go Long
    1. (8) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
    2. (13) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (28) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (33) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    5. (48) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
    6. (53) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    7. (68) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    8. (73) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
    9. (88) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    10. (93) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    11. (108) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    12. (113) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
    13. (128) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    14. (133) New Orleans (NO - DEF)
    15. (148) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
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