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    matthew's Team Draft Report Card


    Led by a Quality Group of RBs, matthew's Team Has Great Shot at Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    matthew's Team took a high draft pick and turned it into a playoff-caliber squad with a projected record of 10-4-0 (1,366). They should be able to roll through most of Yahoo Public 901430 League on their way to a projected third-place finish. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Alshon Jeffery (third round), Vincent Jackson (fourth round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fifth round). They have the top group of RBs in the league, as they have Jamaal Charles, Giovani Bernard, and Trent Richardson on the roster.

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


    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, matthew's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the toughest schedules. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, matthew's Team also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Defense Wins Championships?

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

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

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

    • Don't Get Too Defensive Over This

      But matthew's Team drafted Denver with the 82nd pick, even though their ADP is only 98.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • Jamaal Charles, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Choosy Moms Choose Jamaal

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

      • G. Bernard, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      Old Fashioned

      matthew's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Jamaal Charles and Giovani Bernard before targeting other positions.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      175 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 901430 League among wideouts with 175 projected fantasy points.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 39
      On a Scale of 1 to America

      How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,198 receiving yards this year.

      • R. Griffin III, QB
      • Round 6, Pick 59
      Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Robert Griffin III can deliver fantasy glory to matthew's Team with his arm and his legs. Griffin III has 584 projected rushing yards, and ranks third among QBs in that category.

    Best Available

    While matthew's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

      • Antonio Gates
      • Rank 173, ADP 120
      • Dwayne Allen
      • Rank 175, ADP 135
      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 177, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 181, ADP 119
    • 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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    matthew's Team
    1. (2) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
    2. (19) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    3. (22) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    4. (39) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    5. (42) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    6. (59) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
    7. (62) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    8. (79) Matt Prater (Det - K)
    9. (82) Denver (Den - DEF)
    10. (99) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    11. (102) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
    12. (119) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    13. (122) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    14. (139) Tim Wright (NE - TE)
    15. (142) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
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