Draft Grade: D
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (third overall), K-Z's Fabulous Team looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 178887 League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,253 points). K-Z's Fabulous Team waited until the sixth round to grab their first RB, scooping up Frank Gore with the 58th overall pick. They have the least prolific foursome of WRs in the league, as they added Wes Welker, Denarius Moore, Greg Jennings, and Alshon Jeffery.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, K-Z's Fabulous Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have a softer-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. K-Z's Fabulous Team will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. The fate of K-Z's Fabulous Team might be determined starting in Week 7, as they play the projected top teams in the league for three straight weeks.
- Strongest Position: K is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on K-Z's Fabulous Team (along with TE). Of the two groups, K is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 24.1%.
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and K-Z's Fabulous Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of K-Z's Fabulous Team. They minimized risk by selecting six consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, K-Z's Fabulous Team grabbed Jordan Cameron with pick No. 143.
- Aging Stars: The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.9 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 10 with 5.9 years).
- A Pair of Winners: K-Z's Fabulous Team has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Tom Brady and Matt Bryant) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- Tom Brady
1st Round (3rd Pick)
Tom Brady ranks fifth in the league among QBs with 313 projected fantasy points, 11.9% higher than the average at that position.
- Jason Witten
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Jason Witten ranks fourth in the league among TEs with 131 projected fantasy points, 27.6% higher than the average at that position.
- Matt Bryant
3rd Round (23rd Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked K left on the board, K-Z's Fabulous Team may have reached a little on Matt Bryant in the third round (23rd overall pick vs. ADP of 76.1).
- Green Bay Defense
4th Round (38th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fourth-round pick, K-Z's Fabulous Team threw caution to the wind. They took Green Bay at pick number 38 vs. an ADP of 121.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Wes Welker
5th Round (43rd Pick)
While drafted 43rd overall, Wes Welker is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (42nd with 5.3) or receiving yards (29th with 966).
Calling an Audible
While K-Z's Fabulous Team is projected to have four below-average positions, WR is clearly their weakest unit (32.5% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 83 ADP: 106.14
Rank: 116 ADP: 127.91
Rank: 122 ADP: 130.58
Rank: 126 ADP: 128.28
- 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..."