Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (third overall), Willie Mac Attack looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 207262 League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,345 points). With their first five picks, Willie Mac Attack focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (38th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (3rd) and Matt Forte (18th), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (23rd) and Hakeem Nicks (43rd). They have one of the most prolific tandems of QBs in the league, as they picked up Kaepernick and Andrew Luck for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 figures to test the depth of Willie Mac Attack. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (6) and projected fantasy points on bye. They have one of the toughest schedules in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Willie Mac Attack also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 3, Willie Mac Attack will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with four better-than-average positions, K is the best player grouping on Willie Mac Attack (17.2% above the league average for that group).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Willie Mac Attack will definitely need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their four WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Larry Fitzgerald, Hakeem Nicks, Cecil Shorts, and Justin Blackmon) will all be on bye that week.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Willie Mac Attack, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Cecil Shorts) and fourth-ranked (Justin Blackmon) WRs.
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Willie Mac Attack may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Young and Hungry: Willie Mac Attack is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 5.2 years of NFL experience.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Willie Mac Attack may know something no one else does, grabbing Santonio Holmes, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (5%).
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (3rd Pick)
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Marshawn Lynch has winning in his blood. He was the 19th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season, as well as the 13th-most-owned player by playoff teams.
- Matt Forte
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Traditionalist: Willie Mac Attack stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and Matt Forte right off the bat.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (23rd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 207262 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (38th Pick)
New-Age QB: With 803 projected rushing yards (ranking first among QBs), Colin Kaepernick has multiple ways to bring in points.
- Hakeem Nicks
5th Round (43rd Pick)
Hakeem Nicks went with the 43rd pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (17th) and receiving yards (19th) with 7.5 and 1,057 respectively.
Calling an Audible
Willie Mac Attack is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (WR and RB), but WR is clearly their worst unit (14.4% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 83 ADP: 106.14
Rank: 122 ADP: 130.58
Rank: 126 ADP: 128.28
Rank: 127 ADP: 133.88
- 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..."