Draft Grade: B-
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fifth overall), NY Giants III looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 23617 League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,369 points). With their first five picks, NY Giants III focused on balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (5th overall), RBs Stevan Ridley (25th) and Darren McFadden (36th), and WRs Julio Jones (16th) and Torrey Smith (45th). They ended up with the most prolific tandem of QBs in the league, as they scooped up Rodgers and Andrew Luck.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of NY Giants III, as it is the week when the most players (3) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for NY Giants III. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 4, when NY Giants III battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: With five better-than-average positions on NY Giants III, K (17.9% above the league average) and TE (17.3%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Earning Your Paycheck: NY Giants III will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Emmanuel Sanders), fourth- (Denarius Moore), and fifth-ranked (Greg Jennings) WRs.
- It's How You Finish: NY Giants III had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- Don't Rock the Boat: NY Giants III was focused on a steady squad, grabbing 10 consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, NY Giants III grabbed Fred Davis with pick No. 136.
- Mr. Relevant: NY Giants III secured the best value pick of the final round, drafting San Diego at pick number 145.
Toyota Top Picks
- Aaron Rodgers
1st Round (5th Pick)
With 345 projected fantasy points (22.4% more than the average QB), Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs in that category.
- Julio Jones
2nd Round (16th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Julio Jones will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 23617 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Stevan Ridley
3rd Round (25th Pick)
New World Order: Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, NY Giants III didn't select their first RB (Stevan Ridley) until the third round.
- D. McFadden
4th Round (36th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fourth-round pick, NY Giants III threw caution to the wind. They took Darren McFadden at pick number 36 vs. an ADP of 66.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (45th Pick)
NY Giants III selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.4, TDs over 40 yards with 2.6, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.5%.
Calling an Audible
RB, the only below-average position on NY Giants III, is projected to be 16.4% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 71 ADP: 92.62
Rank: 74 ADP: 107.45
Rank: 79 ADP: 110.88
Rank: 81 ADP: 115.68
- 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..."