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    Justin's Team Draft Report Card


    Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Justin's Team Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

    Draft Summary

    Justin's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (second overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 7-7-0 (1,347 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Yahoo Public 859797 League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (19th overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (2nd) and C.J. Spiller (39th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (22nd) and Wes Welker (42nd). They landed the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Charles, Spiller, and Stevan Ridley.

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


    While Week 4 has the most players on bye for Justin's Team (five), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Justin's Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Justin's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Marques Colston), fourth- (T.Y. Hilton), and fifth-ranked (Dwayne Bowe) wideouts.

    • Carrying the Load

      Justin's Team has a trio of above-average positions leading the way (QB, RB, and WR).

    • Close to the Vest

      Justin's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

    • Great Idea, Poor Execution

      Justin's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.

    • Team of Champions?

      Justin's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Jamaal Charles, Drew Brees, and Jordy Nelson.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

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

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Choosy Moms Choose Jamaal

      Owners who took a chance on Jamaal Charles were rewarded nicely last year, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.

      • Drew Brees, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      Like a Prancing Unicorn

      Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,106).

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      168 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 859797 League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.

      • T.Y. Hilton, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 59
      Was the 59th Pick the Right Time for T.Y. Hilton?

      Justin's Team apparently believes it is. The Colts' wide receiver is projected to have 138 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.

      • Kyle Rudolph, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 62
      Was Kyle Rudolph Worth Pick No. 62?

      Justin's Team apparently thinks so. The Vikings' TE is projected to improve to the tune of 100 points this year, after only putting up 49 last season.

    Best Available

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

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 244, ADP 126
      • Matt Bryant
      • Rank 247, ADP 134
      • Alex Henery
      • Rank 254, ADP 135
    • 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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    Justin's Team
    1. (2) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (19) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
    3. (22) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (39) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    5. (42) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    6. (59) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    7. (62) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (79) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    9. (82) Denver (Den - DEF)
    10. (99) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    11. (102) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    12. (119) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    13. (122) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    14. (139) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    15. (142) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
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