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    Talia's Team Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Slated for a First-Place Finish, Talia's Team Has an Elite Squad With Championship Hopes

    Draft Summary

    Talia's Team received the fourth pick in the draft and used it to build a juggernaut. The majority of the league will spend the season looking up at Talia's Team in the standings, as they are expected to finish first in Yahoo Public 859797 League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,363 points). With five WRs on the roster, Talia's Team guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 139, their WRs projected average of 132 points this season is not much different than the rest of the wideout groups in the league. They ended up with one of the highest-scoring TE duos in the league, as they added Rob Gronkowski and Dennis Pitta.

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

    Schedule

    Week 4 might require some artful managing from Talia's Team, as their top two projected scorers (Tom Brady and Andrew Luck) will be resting that weekend. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the weakest slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Talia's Team also has the softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

      Talia's Team grabbed a couple of QBs (Andrew Luck and Tom Brady) that'll both be on bye in Week 10, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

    • Strength in Numbers

      TE is the best position for Talia's Team, though DEF and QB are also stronger-than-average.

    • QB Controversy?

      Talia's Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Andrew Luck) and second-drafted QB (Tom Brady) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

    • I Keep Getting Older

      And they stay the same age. Talia's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.9 years of NFL experience.

    • Full Control Early On

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

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

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

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Forte is ranked fourth in the league with 1,701 all-purpose yards.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Old Fashioned

      Talia's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Matt Forte and Andre Ellington before targeting other positions.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Talia's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 859797 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      Delivering Nightmares

      Larry Fitzgerald will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 44
      Haters Gonna Hate

      The rest of Yahoo Public 859797 League overlooked a gem, and Talia's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.

    Best Available

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

      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 131
      • Danny Amendola
      • Rank 130, ADP 127
      • Jordan Matthews
      • Rank 131, ADP 129
      • Jarrett Boykin
      • Rank 132, ADP 129
    • 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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    Talia's Team
    1. (4) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (17) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    3. (24) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    4. (37) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (44) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    6. (57) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    7. (64) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    8. (77) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
    9. (84) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    10. (97) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    11. (104) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    12. (117) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    13. (124) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    14. (137) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    15. (144) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
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