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    Carrie's Team Draft Report Card

    B+
    Grade

    Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Carrie's Team Wins at Fantasy Football and Life

    Draft Summary

    Carrie's Team took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. Carrie's Team is projected to finish second in Yahoo Public 803059 League at 12-2-0 (1,380 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Jordy Nelson (third round), Pierre Garcon (fourth round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fifth round). They put together the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, and Pierre Thomas to the team.

    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, Carrie's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have the weakest slate. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Carrie's Team also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Team of Champions?

      Carrie's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, and Jordy Nelson.

    • Big D

      Carrie's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).

    • He Can Catch, Too

      Pierre Thomas is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fifth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 500.

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      2014 Could be More of the Same

      Owners who took a chance on Charles last season were rewarded handsomely, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      Traditionalist

      Carrie's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Jamaal Charles and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      168 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks eighth in the Yahoo Public 803059 League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 42
      Rethinking That One

      While drafted 42nd overall, Cordarrelle Patterson isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (42nd with 5.6) or receiving yards (39th with 909).

      • R. Griffin III, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 59
      Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 584 projected rushing yards (ranking third among QBs), Robert Griffin III has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Best Available

    If Carrie's Team has a desire to make a roster move, QB and DEF are areas of need.

      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 133, ADP 134
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 136, ADP 132
      • Baltimore Defanse
      • Rank 233, ADP 144
      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 239, 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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    Carrie's Team
    1. (2) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (19) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (22) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (39) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    5. (42) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    6. (59) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
    7. (62) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (79) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    9. (82) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    10. (99) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    11. (102) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
    12. (119) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    13. (122) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    14. (139) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
    15. (142) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
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