Draft Grade: B-
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking seventh overall, steve w's Team is projected to land in sixth place in Yahoo Public 178887 League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,383 points). With their first five picks, steve w's Team focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (7th overall), RBs Matt Forte (27th) and Chris Johnson (47th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (14th) and Randall Cobb (34th). They ended up with the top set of WRs in the league, as they added Johnson, Cobb, Danny Amendola, and Emmanuel Sanders.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 might test the managerial chops of the steve w's Team coach, as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for steve w's Team. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 3, when steve w's Team battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with four better-than-average positions, WR is the best player grouping on steve w's Team (14.1% above the league average for that group).
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and steve w's Team may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of steve w's Team. They minimized risk by selecting five consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, steve w's Team grabbed Fred Davis with pick No. 134.
- A Pair of Winners: steve w's Team has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Randall Cobb) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? steve w's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- C. Kaepernick
1st Round (7th Pick)
Biggest Reach: steve w's Team may have reached a bit for their first-round choice. Colin Kaepernick, taken with the seventh overall pick, has an ADP of 38.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Calvin Johnson
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Value Found: Calvin Johnson is expected to score 61.5% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Matt Forte
3rd Round (27th Pick)
New World Order: Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, steve w's Team didn't select their first RB (Matt Forte) until the third round.
- Randall Cobb
4th Round (34th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 178887 League, steve w's Team may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,305 all-purpose yards.
- Chris Johnson
5th Round (47th Pick)
Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, steve w's Team got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected Chris Johnson (47th overall pick vs. ADP of 29.6).
Calling an Audible
DEF (9.5% below the league average at that position) and TE (2.5%) are projected as relatively weak units for steve w's Team.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Tampa Bay Defense
Rank: 221 ADP: 139.08
Rank: 262 ADP: 142.42
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.56
- 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..."