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RexRyan's Mensa Card Draft Report Card

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Matt Forte
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Julio Jones
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Zac Stacy
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Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, RexRyan's Mensa Card Needs Some Help

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! RexRyan's Mensa Card is projected to finish in ninth-place in NEXT FFL League with a 4-8-1 (1,178 points) record and you want to talk about playoffs?! RexRyan's Mensa Card should just hope they can win a few games, let alone reach the playoffs. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Matt Forte (first round), Zac Stacy (third round), and Reggie Bush (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, RexRyan's Mensa Card will benefit. They are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.

Schedule

Week 9 might require some artful managing from RexRyan's Mensa Card. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the most challenging schedules. In addition to having the third-most taxing overall schedule, RexRyan's Mensa Card has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Pair

    RB and WR are both projected to be really solid units for RexRyan's Mensa Card.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of RexRyan's Mensa Card might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Cam Newton) and second-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 11 in the league with an average of 4 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 8 years).

  • Team of Champions?

    RexRyan's Mensa Card is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Matt Forte, Zac Stacy, and Reggie Bush.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    RexRyan's Mensa Card nabbed a sleeper in Andre Williams with pick No. 150.

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 481 projected rushing yards, Russell Wilson can channel his inner Vick to help RexRyan's Mensa Card this year.

Player Analysis

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,700 all-purpose yards.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for RexRyan's Mensa Card to encourage the NEXT FFL League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

    • Reggie Bush, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 54
    He Can Catch, Too

    Reggie Bush is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs in projected receiving yards with 557.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 67
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, RexRyan's Mensa Card got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Cam Newton (67th overall pick vs. ADP of 53.7).

    • Kyle Rudolph, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 78
    Was Kyle Rudolph Worth it at Pick No. 78?

    RexRyan's Mensa Card sure hopes so. The Vikings' tight end is projected to put up 125 points this year, after only netting 63 last year.

Best Available

While RexRyan's Mensa Card is projected to have four below-average positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Chicago Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 123
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 231, ADP 144
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 242, ADP 141
    • New York Defense
    • Rank 248, ADP 126
  • 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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RexRyan's Mensa Card
1. (6) Matt Forte
2. (19) Julio Jones
3. (30) Zac Stacy
4. (43) Victor Cruz
5. (54) Reggie Bush
6. (67) Cam Newton
7. (78) Kyle Rudolph
8. (91) Detroit
9. (102) Adam Vinatieri
10. (115) Russell Wilson
11. (126) Rueben Randle
12. (139) Brian Hartline
13. (150) Andre Williams
14. (163) Delanie Walker

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