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    Eric's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    With a Projected Finish of Third, Eric's Team Is Loaded with Talent

    Draft Summary

    Picking late (sixth overall), Eric's Team did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish third in Yahoo Public 821267 with a record of 10-4-0 (1,342 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Antonio Brown (third round), Victor Cruz (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). They put together a better-than-average group of RBs, as they have Eddie Lacy, Arian Foster, and Lamar Miller to lead the way.

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

    Schedule

    While Week 12 has the most players on bye for Eric's Team (three), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, 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 Eric's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • On the Rise

      Eric's Team hopes to break through this season, led by six players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

    • Big D

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

    • A Dominating Duo

      Eric's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Antonio Brown) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Markus Wheaton, Eric's Team pounced on him at pick No. 135.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 6
      Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,541 all-purpose yards.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 15
      Old Fashioned

      Eric's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and Arian Foster before targeting other positions.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 26
      168 Excuses to Cheer for Antonio Brown

      Brown ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 821267 League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.

      • Victor Cruz, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 35
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Victor Cruz is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 88 projected catches rank seventh in the league.

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 46
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 821267 League, Eric's Team may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 766 projected return yards, he ranks fourth in the league with 1,686 all-purpose yards.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that Eric's Team could look to improve, including WR and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Tavon Austin
      • Rank 128, ADP 130
      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 130
      • Tampa Bay Defanse
      • Rank 239, ADP 141
      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 240, ADP 123
    • 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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    Eric's Team
    1. (6) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (15) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    3. (26) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (35) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (46) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (55) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    7. (66) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    8. (75) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    9. (86) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (95) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    11. (106) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    12. (115) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    13. (126) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
    14. (135) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    15. (146) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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