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    Anthony's Team Draft Report Card


    Despite a Formidable Set of WRs, Anthony's Team Threw the Draft on Purpose?

    Draft Summary

    If Anthony's Team handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the eighth overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 875884 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,308 points). They have five decent WRs on the roster that are projected to average 145 points this season, near the league average of 138. They ended up with the bottom QB pair in the league, as they added Cam Newton and Andy Dalton.

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    Anthony's Team can write off Week 11 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? 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 a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Anthony's Team has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Close to the Vest

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

    • Big D

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

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Anthony's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    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
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for DeMarco Murray are sweet. He's projected to be the seventh-best RB in the league this season.

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

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

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

      How free will Vincent Jackson be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,207 receiving yards this year.

      • Vernon Davis, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 48
      A Big Target in the Red Zone

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

    Best Available

    Anthony's Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 244, ADP 126
      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 174, ADP 139
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 179, ADP 137
    • 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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    Anthony's Team
    1. (8) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (13) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    3. (28) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    4. (33) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (48) Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
    6. (53) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    7. (68) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
    8. (73) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    9. (88) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    10. (93) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
    11. (108) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
    12. (113) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
    13. (128) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    14. (133) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
    15. (148) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
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