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    Jon's Fabulous Team Draft Report Card

    B-
    Grade

    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Jon's Fabulous Team Won't be Writing to Mom About This Draft

    Draft Summary

    What's important Jon's Fabulous Team is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. Jon's Fabulous Team is expected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 861403 League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,327 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Eddie Lacy (first round), Alfred Morris (third round), and Ryan Mathews (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring QB duo in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

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

    Schedule

    Jon's Fabulous Team can chalk up Week 10 as a loss. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the toughest slates. In addition to having the second-most demanding overall schedule, Jon's Fabulous Team also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

      Jon's Fabulous Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Jordan Reed and Ladarius Green will be on bye.

    • Close to the Vest

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

    • Aging Stars

      The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 3.5 years).

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

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

    • A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Tom Brady is projected to rack up 301 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.

    • Mr. Relevant

      Jon's Fabulous Team scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Tampa Bay at pick number 145.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      The Alchemist

      Jon's Fabulous Team chose the RB most likely to turn a small gap into TD gold. Eddie Lacy is projected to lead NFL RBs in plays over 40 yards with 3.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.5.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      A Mile-High Marvel

      By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.

      • Alfred Morris, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 25
      Earning His Keep

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

      • Ryan Mathews, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 45
      Yardage Machine

      Ryan Mathews is projected to tally 1,039 yards on the ground, placing him at 10th in the NFL in that category.

      • Torrey Smith, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 56
      Was the 56th Pick the Right Time for Torrey Smith?

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

    Best Available

    With three subpar positions on Jon's Fabulous Team, TE and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 169, ADP 139
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 172, ADP 138
      • Brian Hartline
      • Rank 118, ADP 130
      • Kenny Stills
      • Rank 129, ADP 130
    • 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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    Jon's Fabulous Team
    1. (5) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (16) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (25) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
    4. (36) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (45) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    6. (56) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
    7. (65) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    8. (76) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    9. (85) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
    10. (96) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    11. (105) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    12. (116) Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
    13. (125) Ladarius Green (SD - TE)
    14. (136) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
    15. (145) Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)
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