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    Pete's Perfect Team Draft Report Card

    B-
    Grade

    Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Pete's Perfect Team Should Have Attempted to Draft Players That are Good

    Draft Summary

    Despite selecting with the fifth overall pick, Pete's Perfect Team couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 859797 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,329 points). With five WRs on the roster, Pete's Perfect Team loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 136 points this season, close to the league average of 139. They built one of the most prolific groups of RBs in the league, as they added Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, and Trent Richardson to the team.

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

    Schedule

    Week 4 would be a good opportunity for Pete's Perfect Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Pete's Perfect Team also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Close to the Vest

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

    • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

      While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 3.1 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 7.4 years).

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Pete's Perfect Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Pete's Perfect Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Julius Thomas) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,541 total yards.

      • G. Bernard, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Giovani Bernard was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Keenan Allen, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      Delivering Nightmares

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

      • Julius Thomas, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 36
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of Yahoo Public 859797 League overlooked a gem, and Pete's Perfect Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Julius Thomas.

      • R. Griffin III, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 56
      Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 584 projected rushing yards (ranking third among QBs), Robert Griffin III has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Best Available

    Pete's Perfect Team has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including QB and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 145, ADP 133
      • Alex Smith
      • Rank 146, ADP 125
      • Matt Bryant
      • Rank 247, ADP 134
      • Alex Henery
      • Rank 254, 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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    Pete's Perfect Team
    1. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (16) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    3. (25) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    4. (36) Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
    5. (45) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (56) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
    7. (65) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    8. (76) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    9. (85) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    10. (96) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    11. (105) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    12. (116) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    13. (125) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    14. (136) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
    15. (145) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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