Draft Grade: B+
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Legend Time couldn't weave their second overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up sixth in Yahoo Public 23617 League with a mark of 7-7-0 (1,427 points). With their first five picks, Legend Time focused on balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (22nd overall), RBs Arian Foster (2nd) and Maurice Jones-Drew (19th), and WRs Marques Colston (39th) and Dwayne Bowe (42nd). They landed the top trio of RBs in the league, as they picked up Foster, Jones-Drew and Rashard Mendenhall for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 figures to be a difficult one for Legend Time, as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Legend Time has the toughest first four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 1, when Legend Time battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with four better-than-average positions, K is the best player grouping on Legend Time (31.9% above the league average for that group).
- Team of Champions: Legend Time has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Arian Foster, Drew Brees, and Matt Bryant.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster spots, Legend Time picked up projected top-2 players (including Matt Bryant, Drew Brees, and Arian Foster).
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.9 years of NFL experience, Legend Time is the oldest team in the league.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Legend Time. They minimized risk by selecting seven consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. Legend Time chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Legend Time picked up the most dangerous RB in the league in Arian Foster, who is projected to top NFL RBs in both plays over 40 yards with 3.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.7.
- M. Jones-Drew
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Traditionalist: Legend Time stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Arian Foster and Maurice Jones-Drew right off the bat.
- Drew Brees
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
Legend Time drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He is projected to lead NFL QBs in both plays over 40 yards with 11.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.5.
- M. Colston
4th Round (39th Pick)
Marques Colston may not justify his 39th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (26th with 1,010) and TDs (13th with 7.8).
- Dwayne Bowe
5th Round (42nd Pick)
While drafted 42nd overall, Dwayne Bowe is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (20th with 6.9) or receiving yards (16th with 1,092).
Calling an Audible
WR (19.6% below the league average at that position) and DEF (18.6%) are projected as relatively weak units for Legend Time.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 83 ADP: 106.14
Rank: 91 ADP: 122.19
Rank: 266 ADP: 124.06
New York Defense
Rank: 269 ADP: 125
- 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..."