Draft Grade: B
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Although they selected 10th overall, Bonebreakers came through with a solid draft performance. They're projected to finish with a record of 10-4-0 (1,429 points), placing them second in Yahoo Public 23617 League. Bonebreakers stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Andre Johnson (third round), Randall Cobb (fourth round), and Wes Welker (fifth round). They ended up with one of the highest-scoring tandems of TEs in the league, as they added Rob Gronkowski and Jermaine Gresham.
The Season Ahead
Week 5 appears to be a tricky one, as the top two projected scorers (Robert Griffin III and Ben Roethlisberger) for Bonebreakers will be relaxing during off weeks. They have one of the weakest slates in Yahoo Public 23617 League when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Bonebreakers. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 4, during which Bonebreakers plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: While Bonebreakers is projected to have four better-than-average positions, TE is clearly their best unit (32.7% above the league average).
- Waiver Wire Time: Week 5 looks to be a tough one for Bonebreakers as both QBs they selected will be on bye that week (Robert Griffin III and Ben Roethlisberger).
- Earning Your Paycheck: Bonebreakers will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Mike Williams), fourth- (Wes Welker), and fifth-ranked (Malcom Floyd) WRs.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Bonebreakers. They minimized risk by selecting seven consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Top Heavy: The top half of the Bonebreakers roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. Bonebreakers chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (10th Pick)
Moving the Chains: LeSean McCoy is expected to rank eighth in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 217 (14.9% higher than the average RB).
- T. Richardson
2nd Round (11th Pick)
Traditionalist: Bonebreakers stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Trent Richardson right off the bat.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Mr. December: Andre Johnson has a winning pedigree. He was the 18th-most-owned player by playoff teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
- Randall Cobb
4th Round (31st Pick)
Value Found: Randall Cobb is expected to score 25.9% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Wes Welker
5th Round (50th Pick)
Wes Welker was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 4.2% fewer points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
Bonebreakers is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (K and QB), but K is clearly their weakest unit (100.0% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 264 ADP: 142.75
Rank: 265 ADP: 144.59
Rank: 267 ADP: 131.98
Rank: 272 ADP: 120.17
- 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..."