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    Claire's Choice Team Draft Report Card


    Projected to Finish Eighth, Claire's Choice Team Failed Big Time

    Draft Summary

    If Claire's Choice Team handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the 10th overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 859797 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,346 points). With five WRs on the roster, Claire's Choice Team might have more quantity than quality at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 121 points this season, fewer than the league average of 139. They ended up with one of the worst groups of RBs in the league, as they added Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin and Bishop Sankey to their roster.

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    While Week 4 has the most players on bye for Claire's Choice Team (five), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Claire's Choice Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Going Out with a Whimper

      Claire's Choice Team didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Big D

      Claire's Choice Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Claire's Choice Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matthew Stafford and Josh Gordon) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      182 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Yahoo Public 859797 League among WRs with 182 projected fantasy points.

      • Vernon Davis, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      A Sizable Target in the Red Zone

      With 6.6 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.

      • M. Stafford, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 51
      Do You Know if Matthew Stafford is Religious?

      With 310 projected points, Claire's Choice Team is hoping Stafford will be the answer to their prayers.

      • Kendall Wright, WR
      • Round 7, Pick 70
      Trigger Happy

      With their seventh-round pick, Claire's Choice Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Kendall Wright at pick number 70 despite an ADP of just 82.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that Claire's Choice Team could look to improve, including TE and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 179, ADP 137
      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 122
      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 131
      • Danny Amendola
      • Rank 130, ADP 127
    • 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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    Claire's Choice Team
    1. (10) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (11) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (30) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    4. (31) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    5. (50) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    6. (51) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
    7. (70) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    8. (71) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    9. (90) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
    10. (91) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    11. (110) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    12. (111) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    13. (130) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
    14. (131) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
    15. (150) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)
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