Draft Grade: C
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking 10th overall, Wildcats is projected to land in seventh place in Yahoo Public 178887 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,320 points). With their first five picks, Wildcats focused on balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (10th overall), RBs Alfred Morris (11th) and Le'Veon Bell (30th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (31st) and Antonio Brown (50th). They ended up with the highest-scoring tandem of QBs in the league, as they added Brees and Matthew Stafford.
The Season Ahead
Week 5 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of Wildcats, as it is the week when the most players (7) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Wildcats has the softest last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 6, when Wildcats battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: QB is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on Wildcats (along with WR). Of the two groups, QB is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 14.5%.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Wildcats might need waiver wire help in Week 5, as both Ks they drafted will be idle that week (Connor Barth and Shaun Suisham).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With five consistent players among their 15 picks, Wildcats is looking for reliable help.
- Digging Deep: Shaun Suisham is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (5%). Perhaps he will reward Wildcats for their faith.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Wildcats grabbed Vincent Brown with pick No. 150.
- All Their Eggs in One Basket: The fantasy hopes of Wildcats might rest heavily on the fortunes of the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they have five of them on their roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- Drew Brees
1st Round (10th Pick)
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Drew Brees has winning in his blood. He was the 12th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season, as well as the 10th-most-owned player by playoff teams.
- Alfred Morris
2nd Round (11th Pick)
Alfred Morris ranks 10th in the league among RBs with 209 projected fantasy points, 10.0% higher than the average at that position.
- Le'Veon Bell
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Le'Veon Bell was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 14.5% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Jordy Nelson
4th Round (31st Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Jordy Nelson piling up 9.1 scores, giving him an NFL rank of seventh in receiving TDs.
- Antonio Brown
5th Round (50th Pick)
Antonio Brown may not justify his 50th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (24th with 1,022) and TDs (40th with 5.3).
Calling an Audible
While Wildcats is projected to have four below-average positions, K is clearly their worst unit (43.2% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 264 ADP: 142.75
Rank: 265 ADP: 144.59
Rank: 267 ADP: 131.98
Rank: 272 ADP: 120.17
- 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..."