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  • Yahoo Public 803059 (ID# 803059)

    Stephanie's Team Draft Report Card

    C-
    Grade

    Loaded With Bears, Stephanie's Team Probably Should Have Done Some Research

    Draft Summary

    Picking last, Stephanie's Team built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish last in Yahoo Public 803059 League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,245 points). With their first five picks, Stephanie's Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Jay Cutler (31st overall), RBs Frank Gore (30th) and Ryan Mathews (50th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (10th) and Alshon Jeffery (11th). They put together the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Mathews, Gore, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Darren Sproles.

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    Schedule

    Stephanie's Team should drop off the grid during Week 9. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Although they have the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Stephanie's Team actually has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Winning in the Windy City

      The fantasy hopes of Stephanie's Team rest heavily on the fortunes of Chicago, as they loaded up with six Bears on their roster.

    • Like 10,000 Spoons When All You Need Is A Knife

      Stephanie's Team's only above-average positional grouping is K.

    • Top Heavy

      The top half of the Stephanie's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

    • Going Out with a Whimper

      Stephanie's Team didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 803059 League, Stephanie's Team may have found a gem in Darren Sproles. Including his 994 projected return yards, he ranks sixth in the league with 1,667 all-purpose yards.

    Player Analysis

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Brandon Marshall is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank fifth in the league.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      175 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 803059 League among WRs with 175 projected fantasy points.

      • Frank Gore, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      How Rebellious of You

      Stephanie's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Frank Gore).

      • Jay Cutler, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 31
      Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

      By taking Jay Cutler with the 31st overall pick, Stephanie's Team should have shown more patience. According to the signal-caller's ADP of only 100.2 across all Yahoo! leagues, he could've been chosen later. TLC would disapprove.

      • Ryan Mathews, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Biggest Steal

      If other Yahoo! users are right, Stephanie's Team got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected Ryan Mathews (50th overall pick vs. ADP of 37).

    Best Available

    There are five positions that Stephanie's Team could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Terrance West
      • Rank 85, ADP 119
      • Fred Jackson
      • Rank 97, ADP 118
      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 104, ADP 123
      • Bernard Pierce
      • Rank 107, ADP 125
    • 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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    Stephanie's Team
    1. (10) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    2. (11) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    3. (30) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    4. (31) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    5. (50) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    6. (51) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    7. (70) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    8. (71) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    9. (90) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
    10. (91) Chicago (Chi - DEF)
    11. (110) Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
    12. (111) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    13. (130) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    14. (131) Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
    15. (150) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
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