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    Tylerspedero's Team Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    With a Projected Finish of Eighth, Tylerspedero's Team Has a Great Team if They Don't Care About Winning

    Draft Summary

    Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (third overall), Tylerspedero's Team might as well have been blindly heaving darts at the draft board to decide their picks. Opponents are going to enjoy beating this team, which is projected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 853570 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,290 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Drew Brees (18th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (3rd) and Rashad Jennings (38th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (23rd) and Cordarrelle Patterson (43rd). They built one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Patterson, Justin Hunter, and Golden Tate for their rotation.

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

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Tylerspedero's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the toughest slates. Along with the second-most taxing overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Tylerspedero's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

      In Week 10, both Kyle Rudolph and Garrett Graham will be on bye for Tylerspedero's Team.

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Tylerspedero's Team will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Justin Hunter), fourth- (Golden Tate), and fifth-ranked (Jeremy Maclin) wideouts.

    • Starting Slowly

      Tylerspedero's Team got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • Defense Wins Championships?

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

    • A Dominating Duo

      Tylerspedero's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Tylerspedero's Team nabbed a sleeper in Justin Hunter with pick No. 123.

    Player Analysis

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

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Peterson is ranked seventh in the league with 1,608 all-purpose yards.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      Tylerspedero's Team's Stud Signal-Caller

      Drew Brees is projected to rack up 344 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 23
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Tylerspedero's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 853570 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked 10th in the NFL).

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 38
      A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

      Rashad Jennings went with the 38th overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately for Tylerspedero's Team, he's projected to miss the top-20 in the NFL in both rushing yards (22nd with 830) and TDs (21st with 5.8). Appears that Tylerspedero's Team just went with their gut on this one.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 43
      Rethinking That One

      Cordarrelle Patterson may not justify his 43rd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (39th with 909) and TDs (42nd with 5.6).

    Best Available

    Tylerspedero's Team has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 240, ADP 123
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 175, ADP 135
    • 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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    Tylerspedero's Team
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (18) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (23) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (38) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    5. (43) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    6. (58) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    7. (63) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (78) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    9. (83) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (98) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    11. (103) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    12. (118) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    13. (123) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
    14. (138) Garrett Graham (Hou - TE)
    15. (143) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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