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    Mac's Maulers Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Mac's Maulers Has a Solidly Average Roster

    Draft Summary

    Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of Mac's Maulers for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish sixth in Yahoo Public 875884 League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 8-6-0 (1,339 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Jordy Nelson (third round), Andre Johnson (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Jamaal Charles, Le'Veon Bell, and Stevan Ridley 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

    While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Mac's Maulers (five), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Mac's Maulers also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Mac's Maulers will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Julian Edelman), fourth- (Marques Colston), and fifth-ranked (Percy Harvin) wideouts.

    • Carrying the Load

      Mac's Maulers has a trio of above-average positions leading the way (RB, WR, and K).

    • Big D

      Mac's Maulers elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • A Dominating Duo

      Mac's Maulers has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jamaal Charles and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Don't Get Defensive Over This

      But Mac's Maulers drafted Denver with the 83rd pick, even though their ADP is only 98.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 3
      2014 Could be More of the Same

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

      • Le'Veon Bell, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 18
      Traditionalist

      Mac's Maulers stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Jamaal Charles and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 23
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Mac's Maulers to encourage the Yahoo Public 875884 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

      • Percy Harvin, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 43
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 875884 League, Mac's Maulers may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,708 all-purpose yards.

      • Nick Foles, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 58
      Mac's Maulers's Stud Signal-Caller

      Nick Foles is projected to rack up 304 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

    Best Available

    While Mac's Maulers is expected to be weak across three positions, DEF is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 244, ADP 126
      • Dallas Defanse
      • Rank 276, ADP 120
      • Pittsburgh Defanse
      • Rank 283, ADP 121
    • 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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    Mac's Maulers
    1. (3) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (18) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    3. (23) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    4. (38) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    5. (43) Percy Harvin (NYJ - WR)
    6. (58) Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
    7. (63) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (78) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    9. (83) Denver (Den - DEF)
    10. (98) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    11. (103) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    12. (118) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    13. (123) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
    14. (138) Alex Smith (KC - QB)
    15. (143) Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
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