Draft Grade: A+
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Having the top pick in the draft doesn't always lead to championships. But, in this case, there is reason for optimism. BR Crawfish Tails parlayed their overall No. 1 selection into this year's top draft, projected to finish in first place in Yahoo Public 178887 League with a mark of 12-2-0 (1,528 points). With five WRs on the roster, BR Crawfish Tails has both quality and quantity at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 146 points this season, more than the league average of 131. They landed one of the highest-scoring pairs of TEs in the league, as they added Jimmy Graham and Rob Housler.
The Season Ahead
Week 5 appears to be a tricky one, as the top two projected scorers (Robert Griffin III and Adrian Peterson) for BR Crawfish Tails will be relaxing during off weeks. From a projected points standpoint, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, BR Crawfish Tails also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 1, when BR Crawfish Tails battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: With five better-than-average positions on BR Crawfish Tails, TE (28.4% above the league average) and K (26.0%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Team of Champions: BR Crawfish Tails has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham, and Stephen Gostkowski.
- Beginning with a Bang: BR Crawfish Tails got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With seven consistent players among their 15 picks, BR Crawfish Tails is looking for reliable help.
- Young and Hungry: BR Crawfish Tails is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 5.3 years of NFL experience.
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. BR Crawfish Tails chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Freight Train: Adrian Peterson is projected to lead all RBs with 270 fantasy points (41.6% more than the average RB).
- Julio Jones
2nd Round (20th Pick)
Julio Jones ranks third in the league among WRs with 188 projected fantasy points, 44.2% higher than the average at that position.
- Jimmy Graham
3rd Round (21st Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 75.7% more points than the average player at that position.
- Stevan Ridley
4th Round (40th Pick)
With 10.8 rushing TDs and 1,257 rushing yards, Stevan Ridley is projected to finish third and 10th in the NFL in those categories.
- M. Colston
5th Round (41st Pick)
Marques Colston may not justify his 41st overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (26th with 1,010) and TDs (13th with 7.8).
Calling an Audible
QB, the only below-average position on BR Crawfish Tails, is projected to be 1.3% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 129 ADP: 132.47
Rank: 131 ADP: 133.97
Rank: 145 ADP: 124.79
Rank: 147 ADP: 118.86
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach 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 ADPPick NumberBars 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 LeagueTeam LeagueThe 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 PointsWeekWeek-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..."