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Old 08-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #53
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QB: RG3, Alex Smith
RB: Darren McFadden, Evan Royster
RB: Jamaal Charles
WR: Precy Harvin, Nate Washington, David Nelson
WR: Malcom Floyd, Mike Williams (Bucs)
TE: Brandon Pettigrew, Jared Cook
Flex: Doug Martin
Overview:

Congratulations! You seem to have grabbed quality players at every turn of this draft. It's rare indeed to be better than the average team at the three core positions (quarterback, running back and receiver), but we think this team is.

You must be among the favorites in this league and have positioned yourself to grab one of the playoff spots. But before you start engraving the trophy, realize that the draft is not the end of the story. Things can and do go wrong, so you need to remain diligent throughout the year to ensure you remain strong until the playoffs.

Players we particularly like on this team include Doug Martin, Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, David Nelson, Darren McFadden, Evan Royster, Mike Williams, Nate Washington, and Nate Kaeding. We have all these guys ranked ahead of where they are typically being drafted.
Bottom line:

With great inseason management, we think you have about a 99 percent chance of making the playoffs.
With good inseason management, we think you have about a 99 percent chance of making the playoffs.
With average inseason management, we think you have a 94 percent chance of making the playoffs.

QB Summary:

We expect Robert Griffin III to be a solid starter. According to our projections, he's the #8 QB, so you should be better off than most teams in the starting quarterback slot.

Alex Smith, who we have rated as the #15 QB, is a nice backup and could conceivably emerge as either a starter for your team or, if Griffin III plays as expected, some tempting trade bait for teams with quarterback troubles.

Incidentally, Smith has what we project as a bad matchup (STL) during Griffin III's bye.

RB Summary:

Nice work here. We like both your starting running backs, as our projections indicate that they give you a combined 3.8 point-per-game advantage over an average opponent in this league. Our projections have Darren McFadden ranked at #4 and Jamaal Charles ranked at #7.

Your bench also looks good. Tough to do better than Doug Martin at RB3; he's a likely flex starter. Evan Royster will also be among the best RB4s in the league.

WR Summary:

We see both your starters at receiver as below average. Percy Harvin is our #10 ranked receiver, and we have Malcom Floyd at #28.

Your bench looks good and should help offset the unexciting starting unit. Nate Washington should serve as a very solid third receiver. Mike Williams will also be among the best WR4s in the league.

David Nelson is an excellent depth pick, though you may not end up using him much.

Note that the above "thoughts" were generated by projections. Others have different takes:

Some of our staffers have Percy Harvin as high as #4, which would make him an above average first receiver. take: "After Christian Ponder took over at QB, Harvin closed out 2011 with 723 yards & 7 TDs in his last 7 games. 1,653-yard, 16-TD pace. Remember that Harvin was severely under utilized in the first half of the season yet he still finished as WR7 LY. His production has improved in each of his first three years (YDs, TDs,catches and rush attempts) and he'll be even more of a center point of the offense with ADP recovering from ACL surgery. Harvin's current ADP is astonishingly low. Huge value."

TE Summary:

Brandon Pettigrew should be above average as a starting tight end. We have him ranked seventh overall at the position. We also think Jared Cook is a starting quality tight end in this league. He's a luxury.

Note that the above "thoughts" were generated by projections. Others have different takes:

Some of our staffers have Brandon Pettigrew as high as #5, which would make him an above average first tight end. take: "Pettigrew's Lions threw the football the most last season (666 times), but he isn't quite the focal point that Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are because this team has Calvin Johnson to star as the Lions' (and the NFL's) top receiving option. However, Pettigrew is still a top-5 tight end and worth picking up if you miss out on Graham/Gronkowski in the first rounds of your draft."
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