Draft Grade: C+
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fourth overall), Raging Bulls looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 23617 League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,347 points). Raging Bulls opted for balance early, selecting QB Cam Newton (24th overall), RB C.J. Spiller (4th), WR Jordy Nelson (37th), and TE Aaron Hernandez (44th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring sets of RBs in the league, as they added Spiller, Matt Forte, and Vick Ballard.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of Raging Bulls. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Raging Bulls also has the second-softest last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 7, when Raging Bulls battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with three better-than-average positions, K is the best player grouping on Raging Bulls (19.8% above the league average for that group).
- Don't Rock the Boat: Raging Bulls was focused on a steady squad, grabbing nine consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Young and Hungry: Raging Bulls is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 5.5 years of NFL experience.
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. Raging Bulls chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
- Long Bomber: Hope Yahoo Public 23617 League has a bonus for FGs from beyond 50 yards. Blair Walsh is projected to lead the NFL with 5.1 makes from that distance.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (4th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 330 touches.
- Matt Forte
2nd Round (17th Pick)
Although Matt Forte was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 5.7% more points than the average player at that position.
- Cam Newton
3rd Round (24th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Cam Newton can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 633 projected rushing yards, he ranks second among QBs in that category.
- Jordy Nelson
4th Round (37th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Jordy Nelson piling up 9.1 scores, giving him an NFL rank of seventh in receiving TDs.
- A. Hernandez
5th Round (44th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fifth-round pick, Raging Bulls threw caution to the wind. They took Aaron Hernandez at pick number 44 vs. an ADP of 56.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
While Raging Bulls is projected to have three subpar positions, TE is clearly their worst unit (51.4% 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..."