Draft Grade: B
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking eighth overall, william's Team is projected to land in fifth place in Yahoo Public 178887 League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,408 points). With their first five picks, william's Team focused on balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (8th overall), RBs C.J. Spiller (13th) and Maurice Jones-Drew (28th), and WRs Roddy White (33rd) and James Jones (48th). They landed the lowest-scoring tandem of TEs in the league, as they scooped up Jared Cook and Dennis Pitta.
The Season Ahead
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for william's Team (4), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the weakest schedules in the league. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, william's Team also has the second-easiest first four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 7, when william's Team battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Stoutest Slot: william's Team should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. DEF looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 23.9%.
- Biggest Reach: william's Team went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Jason Hanson has an ADP of 115.8, but william's Team grabbed him at pick No. 88.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With six consistent players among their 15 picks, william's Team is looking for reliable help.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.6 years of NFL experience, william's Team is the oldest team in the league.
- Single-Bar Facemasks: william's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
- According to projections, Tony Romo should finish ranked eighth in the league in passing TDs (27.5) and fifth in passing yards (4,559).
Toyota Top Picks
- Aaron Rodgers
1st Round (8th Pick)
Mr. December: Aaron Rodgers has a winning pedigree. He was the 14th-most-owned player by playoff teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
- C.J. Spiller
2nd Round (13th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 330 touches.
- M. Jones-Drew
3rd Round (28th Pick)
Feed the Beast: Maurice Jones-Drew figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish fourth in the league with 350 touches.
- Roddy White
4th Round (33rd Pick)
Roddy White was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 27.2% more points than the average player at that position.
- James Jones
5th Round (48th Pick)
James Jones may not justify his 48th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (46th with 802) and TDs (11th with 8.0).
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on william's Team, TE (49.6% below the league average at that spot) and K (43.3%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.56
Rank: 264 ADP: 142.75
Rank: 265 ADP: 144.59
- 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..."