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    ridinallseason Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    After Some Early Gambles, gabriel's Team Isn't Going to Win Much

    Draft Summary

    "With the third pick in the draft, gabriel's Team selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (third), gabriel's Team is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in Yahoo Public 821267 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,277 points). They loaded up on wide receivers, but didn't take the right ones. Their WRs are projected to average 127 points this season, fewer than the league average of 142. They landed the most prolific QB tandem in the league, as they added Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Schedule

    Week 9 might require some artful managing from gabriel's Team. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for gabriel's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      gabriel's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Golden Tate), fourth- (Kelvin Benjamin), and fifth-ranked (DeAndre Hopkins) wideouts.

    • Highlight Reel

      QB is the strongest position for gabriel's Team, but RB and K are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

    • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

      The GM of gabriel's Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.

    • Risk Averse

      gabriel's Team minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 15 picks.

    • Top Heavy

      The top half of the gabriel's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

    • Full Control Early On

      gabriel's Team began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.

      • G. Bernard, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Giovani Bernard had less value than any other pick of the round.

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 23
      gabriel's Team's Stud Signal-Caller

      Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 325 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

      • Cam Newton, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 43
      Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Cam Newton can deliver fantasy glory to gabriel's Team with his arm and his legs. Newton has 592 projected rushing yards, and ranks second among QBs in that category.

      • Reggie Bush, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 58
      It Was a Learning Experience

      Hey, remember that time gabriel's Team took Reggie Bush WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Bush was the weakest value pick of the round.

    Best Available

    With three below-average positions on gabriel's Team, TE and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 175, ADP 135
      • 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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    ridinallseason
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (18) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    3. (23) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    4. (38) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    5. (43) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    6. (58) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
    7. (63) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    8. (78) Chicago (Chi - DEF)
    9. (83) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    10. (98) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
    11. (103) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    12. (118) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
    13. (123) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
    14. (138) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    15. (143) Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
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