Yahoo Public 795587 (ID# 795587)

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Leonardo's Team Draft Report Card

Dez Bryant
Adrian Peterson
Cam Newton
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Leonardo's Team Will Be a Tough Out

Draft Summary

Picking 10th, Leonardo's Team put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected third-place finish in Yahoo Public 795587 League (9-5-0, 1,600 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Adrian Peterson (second round), LeSean McCoy (fourth round), and DeMarco Murray (fifth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the top group of RBs in the league.

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Leonardo's Team should use Week 9 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Leonardo's Team has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Leonardo's Team, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (LeSean McCoy) and third-ranked (DeMarco Murray) RBs is significant.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the Leonardo's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Team of Winners

    Leonardo's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Adrian Peterson, Cam Newton, and Gary Barnidge).

  • Gary the Great

    Drafting for last year's results is risky, but among all TEs in 2015, Barnidge ranked fourth in both TDs and yardage, third in receptions, and second in targets.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Mike Wallace is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Leonardo's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    A Nose for the End Zone

    Projections are high for Dez Bryant. He's expected to hit paydirt 9.8 times, ranking him second in the NFL in receiving TDs. In addition, his 1,293 projected receiving yards put him at seventh in the league.

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Advanced Math

    If Leonardo's Team had a nickel for every time Adrian Peterson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 323 nickels.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Biggest Steal

    Leonardo's Team may have found a gem in the third round, grabbing Cam Newton (30th overall pick vs. ADP of 19.3).

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

    Get on up, it's LeSean McCoy time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 201 projected points.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find DeMarco Murray on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

Best Available

WR, the only below-average position on Leonardo's Team, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

    • Sammie Coates
    • Rank 119, ADP 132
    • Markus Wheaton
    • Rank 124, ADP 122
    • Mohamed Sanu
    • Rank 127, ADP 132
    • Devin Funchess
    • Rank 128, ADP 127
  • 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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Leonardo's Team
1. (10) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (11) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
3. (30) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
4. (31) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
5. (50) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
6. (51) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
7. (70) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
8. (71) DeSean Jackson (TB - WR)
9. (90) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
10. (91) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
11. (110) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
12. (111) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
13. (130) New England (NE - DEF)
14. (131) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)
15. (150) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)

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