Draft Grade: B
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When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with C'MON MAN!, which flipped its eighth overall pick into a projected fourth-place finish in The Siesta Bowl III League (8-5-0, 1,292 points). C'MON MAN! opted for balance early, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (56th overall), RB Marshawn Lynch (8th), WR Andre Johnson (32nd), and TE Jimmy Graham (17th) within the first five rounds. They landed the top tandem of TEs in the league, as they picked up Graham and Jermaine Gresham for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 figures to be a difficult one for C'MON MAN!, as it is the week when the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have the least challenging slate in the league. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, C'MON MAN! also has the easiest first four games of the season. A soft stretch might begin in Week 2, when C'MON MAN! plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Strongest Position: With four better-than-average positions on C'MON MAN!, TE (33.7% above the league average) and DEF (29.7%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: C'MON MAN! might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 8, as their No. 1- (Andre Johnson), No. 2- (T.Y. Hilton) and No. 5-ranked (Kendall Wright) WRs will all be resting that week.
- Mr. Irrelevant: C'MON MAN! may know something no one else does, grabbing Shayne Graham, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (7%).
- A Pair of Winners: C'MON MAN! has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Single-Bar Facemasks: C'MON MAN! knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (8th Pick)
Marshawn Lynch is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,579 total yards (1,385 rushing, 194 receiving).
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (17th Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 86.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (32nd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if The Siesta Bowl III has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Lamar Miller
4th Round (41st Pick)
According to projections, Lamar Miller will fall outside of the NFL top 10 in both rushing TDs (25th with 6.1) and yards (21st with 1,017).
- M. Stafford
5th Round (56th Pick)
Estimates have Matthew Stafford scoring 290 fantasy points, 13.2% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him seventh among QBs.
Calling an Audible
WR (6.8% below the league average at that position) and RB (1.9%) are projected as relatively weak units for C'MON MAN!.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 160 ADP: 129.91
Rank: 161 ADP: 131.11
Rank: 94 ADP: 119.63
Rank: 95 ADP: 119.23
- 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..."