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  • Yahoo Public 875884 (ID# 875884)

    Van's Team Draft Report Card


    Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Van's Team Is Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    While the Van's Team roster doesn't exactly scream playoffs, it's a roster that can be improved with some wheeling and dealing. As of now, they are projected to finish seventh in Yahoo Public 875884 League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,334 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Alshon Jeffery (third round), Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). They ended up with one of the most prolific groups of RBs in the league, as they added Matt Forte, Andre Ellington, and Chris Johnson to the team.

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    Van's Team will need to tap into their depth Week 10, as their top two projected scorers (Tom Brady and Andrew Luck) will be resting that weekend. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest schedule. In addition to having the most taxing overall schedule, Van's Team also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

      It's likely that in Week 10, Van's Team will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Andrew Luck and Tom Brady will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

    • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

      Van's Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Andrew Luck) and second-drafted QB (Tom Brady) have similar seasonal point projections.

    • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

      With seven "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Van's Team is looking for dependable help.

    • Bold Strategy, Van's Team

      Let's see if it pays off. In Week 10, both Stephen Gostkowski and Blair Walsh will be on bye for Van's Team.

    • Fantasy FĂștbol

      This is the American version, folks. Van's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Van's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,698 total yards.

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Mr. Do-It-All

      Andre Ellington is projected to finish sixth in the league with 1,503 total yards (1,032 rushing, 471 receiving).

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      175 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 875884 League among wideouts with 175 projected fantasy points.

      • L. Fitzgerald, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Fitzgerald

      Larry Fitzgerald is expected to reach paydirt 8.1 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 57
      Was Andrew Luck Worth it at Pick No. 57?

      Van's Team sure hopes so. The Colts' signal-caller is projected to have 300 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.

    Best Available

    TE and DEF are projected to be the worst units for Van's Team.

      • Tim Wright
      • Rank 174, ADP 139
      • Coby Fleener
      • Rank 179, ADP 137
      • New York Defanse
      • Rank 242, ADP 125
      • Miami Defanse
      • Rank 244, ADP 126
    • 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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    Van's Team
    1. (4) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (17) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    3. (24) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    4. (37) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (44) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (57) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    7. (64) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (77) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    9. (84) Chicago (Chi - DEF)
    10. (97) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
    11. (104) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
    12. (117) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
    13. (124) Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
    14. (137) Garrett Graham (Hou - TE)
    15. (144) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
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