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    Merrillvillemenace Draft Report Card

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    Projected to Finish Fourth, Merrillvillemenace Will Battle Every Week

    Draft Summary

    Merrillvillemenace figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the seventh overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-5-0 (1,350 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Yahoo Public 821267 League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (7th overall), RBs Zac Stacy (27th) and Ryan Mathews (34th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (14th) and Michael Floyd (47th). They built the lowest-scoring QB combo in the league, as they added Manning and Josh McCown.

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

    Schedule

    Merrillvillemenace can chalk up Week 4 as a big fat L. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Merrillvillemenace also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Merrillvillemenace will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Michael Floyd), fourth- (Eric Decker), and fifth-ranked (Rueben Randle) wideouts.

    • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

      With seven "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Merrillvillemenace is looking for dependable help.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Merrillvillemenace elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Merrillvillemenace has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • He Can Catch, Too

      Shane Vereen is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 639.

    • Mr. Relevant

      In terms of projected points, the choice of Blair Walsh was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move there, Merrillvillemenace.

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      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.

      • B. Marshall, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 14
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Merrillvillemenace to encourage the Yahoo Public 821267 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      If it Ain't Broke

      Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Merrillvillemenace didn't grab their first RB (Zac Stacy) until the third round.

      • Ryan Mathews, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 34
      Rarely Seen in the Wild

      With 1,039 projected yards on the ground, Ryan Mathews is an elusive three-down back.

      • Jordan Cameron, TE
      • Round 6, Pick 54
      A Big, Strong Threat

      Jordan Cameron ranks fourth in the Yahoo Public 821267 League among TEs with 126 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Merrillvillemenace could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

    Best Available

    Merrillvillemenace could potentially upgrade QB and RB, but QB is the position they'll want to focus on first.

      • Carson Palmer
      • Rank 140, ADP 133
      • Alex Smith
      • Rank 142, ADP 125
      • Joe Flacco
      • Rank 157, ADP 125
      • Johnny Manziel
      • Rank 159, ADP 126
    • 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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    Merrillvillemenace
    1. (7) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (14) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
    3. (27) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (34) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    5. (47) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (54) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    7. (67) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    8. (74) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    9. (87) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    10. (94) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    11. (107) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    12. (114) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    13. (127) Josh McCown (TB - QB)
    14. (134) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
    15. (147) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
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