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    Valencia's Team Draft Report Card

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    Led by a Talented WR Corps, Valencia's Team Is About to Wreck This League

    Draft Summary

    Taking advantage of having the final pick in the first round, Valencia's Team was able to orchestrate a masterful draft. They're projected to finish atop Yahoo Public 821267 League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,416 points). With five WRs on the roster, Valencia's Team has a lot of talent at the wide receiver position and the numbers justify the investment. Their WRs are projected to average 156 points this season, more than the league average of 142. They put together the best group of WRs in the league, as they have Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Terrance Williams, and Justin Hunter on their team.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Valencia's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the weakest schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Valencia's Team has the easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Valencia's Team picked up projected top-two players (Dez Bryant, Seattle, and Rob Gronkowski).

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Valencia's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Valencia's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Stafford) 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 Justin Hunter, Valencia's Team pounced on him at pick No. 130.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Demaryius Thomas is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 106 projected catches rank second in the league.

      • Dez Bryant, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of Yahoo Public 821267 League overlooked a gem, and Valencia's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Dez Bryant.

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Valencia's Team didn't grab their first RB (Toby Gerhart) until the third round.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Doling Out Nightmares

      Rob Gronkowski will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.9 receiving TDs.

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 51
      A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Matthew Stafford is projected to rack up 310 points this year, enough to rank fourth among all QBs.

    Best Available

    Valencia's Team has one below-average position, RB, that they should attempt to upgrade.

      • Terrance West
      • Rank 85, ADP 119
      • Fred Jackson
      • Rank 97, ADP 117
      • 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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    Valencia's Team
    1. (10) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (11) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
    3. (30) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    4. (31) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    5. (50) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    6. (51) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    7. (70) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    8. (71) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    9. (90) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    10. (91) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    11. (110) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (111) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    13. (130) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
    14. (131) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
    15. (150) Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
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