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    DMX's Reading Club Draft Report Card


    Slated for a First-Place Finish, DMX's Reading Club Has an Absolutely Dirty Roster

    Draft Summary

    DMX's Reading Club was handed the last pick in the draft and didn't even blink. Completely unfazed by their draft position, they put together an elite squad with the talent to win it all. They're projected to finish atop LiAus League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,424 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Larry Fitzgerald (third round), Vincent Jackson (fourth round), and Jeremy Maclin (fifth round). They put together one of the bottom groups of RBs in the league, as they added Marshawn Lynch, Ryan Mathews, Bernard Pierce, and DeAngelo Williams to their roster.

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

    Keeper Summary

    DMX's Reading Club made use of their only keeper position to hold on to Peyton Manning (11.1 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


    DMX's Reading Club should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for DMX's Reading Club.

    Draft Notes

    • Blatantly Obvious

      Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for DMX's Reading Club, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Ryan Mathews) and third-ranked (Bernard Pierce) RBs is significant.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, DMX's Reading Club picked up projected top-two players (Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham, and Seattle).

    • Assessing the Assets

      TE is the strongest position for DMX's Reading Club, though DEF and QB are also better than the league's average.

    • A Dominating Duo

      DMX's Reading Club has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jimmy Graham and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • No Back-Up No Cry

      Ignoring roster depth, DMX's Reading Club chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • Mr. Mendoza

      Steve Smith Sr. is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) DMX's Reading Club has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 202 projected points.

      • Jimmy Graham, TE
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      A Return to Huge Numbers

      Sean Payton's return to the Saints' sideline seemed to work out for Jimmy Graham, who was owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other TE.

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Fitzgerald

      Larry Fitzgerald is expected to reach paydirt 8.1 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 31
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of LiAus League overlooked a gem, and DMX's Reading Club made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Vincent Jackson.

      • Jeremy Maclin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      A Bit of a Reach

      DMX's Reading Club went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Jeremy Maclin has an ADP of 66, but he was grabbed at pick No. 50. Patience is a virtue, DMX's Reading Club.

    Best Available

    RB and WR are projected to be the worst units for DMX's Reading Club.

      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 123
      • Pierre Thomas
      • Rank 100, ADP 108
      • Rueben Randle
      • Rank 93, ADP 113
      • Justin Hunter
      • Rank 108, ADP 123
    • Bye Week Points Lost

      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-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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    DMX's Reading Club
    1. (10) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (11) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
    3. (30) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    4. (31) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (50) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    6. (51) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    7. (70) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    8. (71) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    9. (90) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    10. (91) DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
    11. (110) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    12. (111) Bernard Pierce (Bal - RB)
    13. (130) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
    14. (131) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    15. (150) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
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