Draft Grade: B
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TENN HILLBILLYS parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (1,384 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Yahoo Public 23617 League. TENN HILLBILLYS stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Larry Fitzgerald (second round), Demaryius Thomas (third round), and Reggie Wayne (fifth round). They ended up with the lowest-scoring tandem of TEs in the league, as they scooped up Rob Housler and Dennis Pitta.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 might test the managerial chops of the TENN HILLBILLYS coach. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (5) and projected fantasy points on bye. They have a softer-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, TENN HILLBILLYS has the easiest first four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 5, when TENN HILLBILLYS battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Stoutest Slot: TENN HILLBILLYS should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. K looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 27.3%.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for TENN HILLBILLYS, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Larry Fitzgerald) and fourth-ranked (Stevie Johnson) WRs.
- Team of Champions: TENN HILLBILLYS has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, four of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Adrian Peterson, Demaryius Thomas, and Reggie Wayne.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With five consistent players among their 15 picks, TENN HILLBILLYS is looking for reliable help.
- Aging Stars: The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.3 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 10 with 4.0 years).
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? TENN HILLBILLYS chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
With 270 projected fantasy points (42.9% more than the average RB), Adrian Peterson leads all RBs in that category.
- L. Fitzgerald
2nd Round (20th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 23617 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- D. Thomas
3rd Round (21st Pick)
Value Found: Demaryius Thomas is expected to score 37.4% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Le'Veon Bell
4th Round (40th Pick)
Although he was taken 40th overall in the fantasy draft, Le'Veon Bell is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either rushing TDs (24th with 6.4) or rushing yards (20th with 997).
- Reggie Wayne
5th Round (41st Pick)
Reggie Wayne was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 18.0% more points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
TENN HILLBILLYS is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and DEF), but TE is clearly their weakest unit (57.6% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 137 ADP: 133.24
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.56
Rank: 181 ADP: 125.56
- 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..."