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    Omega's Optimal Team Draft Report Card


    Despite an Exciting Set of WRs, Omega's Optimal Team Is of the Average Variety

    Draft Summary

    Look Omega's Optimal Team, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Omega's Optimal Team didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in sixth-place in Yahoo Public 859797 League at 6-8-0 (1,345 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Demaryius Thomas (first round), Vincent Jackson (fourth round), and DeSean Jackson (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for Omega's Optimal Team to have a good season, as they are one of the top groups of WRs in the league.

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    Ever wonder what exactly was inside the brief case in Pulp Fiction? Omega's Optimal Team should use Week 11 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Omega's Optimal Team.

    Draft Notes

    • Close to the Vest

      Omega's Optimal Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

    • Team of Champions

      Omega's Optimal Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Demaryius Thomas, DeMarco Murray, and DeSean Jackson).

    • Defense Wins Championships?

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

    • You Snooze, You Lose

      While the rest of the league slept on Markus Wheaton, Omega's Optimal Team pounced on him at pick No. 128.

    • Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 664 projected rushing yards (ranking first among QBs), Colin Kaepernick has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

      Demaryius Thomas is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 106 projected catches rank second in the league.

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 13
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's DeMarco Murray time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 195 projected points.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Earning His Keep

      With 8.8 rushing TDs and 1,147 rushing yards, Alfred Morris is projected to finish sixth and fifth in the NFL in those categories, respectively.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 33
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary this year? He's projected to reel in 1,198 receiving yards.

      • Jordan Cameron, TE
      • Round 6, Pick 53
      A Big, Strong Threat

      Jordan Cameron ranks fourth in the Yahoo Public 859797 League among TEs with 125 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Omega's Optimal Team could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

    Best Available

    If Omega's Optimal Team wants to upgrade, DEF and QB are areas they could go after first.

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 244, ADP 126
      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 145, ADP 133
      • Alex Smith
      • Rank 146, ADP 125
    • 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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    Omega's Optimal Team
    1. (8) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (13) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (28) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    4. (33) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (48) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
    6. (53) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    7. (68) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    8. (73) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
    9. (88) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    10. (93) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    11. (108) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    12. (113) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    13. (128) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
    14. (133) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    15. (148) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
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