Draft Grade: B
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The poor draft position for ViQueen proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish 10th in PJDs Entire Readership League with a record of 4-8-1 (1,202 points). ViQueen stocked up on pass catchers right out of the gate using their top three selections to snag WRs Calvin Johnson (9th overall), A.J. Green (16th), and Andre Johnson (33rd). Going hand-in-hand with that early investment, they acquired the most prolific quartet of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, ViQueen has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have one of the most challenging slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. ViQueen has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 3, ViQueen will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Strongest Position: ViQueen is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (WR and DEF), but WR is clearly their best unit (24.8% above the league average).
- Biggest Steal: ViQueen may have found a steal in the ninth round, grabbing Stephen Gostkowski (105th overall pick vs. ADP of 82.7).
- Team of Champions: ViQueen 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 Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, and Stephen Gostkowski.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of ViQueen. They minimized risk by selecting six consistent players among their 16 picks.
- Mr. Mendoza: Bilal Powell is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (1%). Let's hope that a.) ViQueen has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? ViQueen chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- Calvin Johnson
1st Round (9th Pick)
With 212 projected fantasy points (62.3% more than the average WR), Calvin Johnson leads all WRs in that category.
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (16th Pick)
A.J. Green ranks sixth in the league among WRs with 177 projected fantasy points, 35.2% higher than the average at that position.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (33rd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if PJDs Entire Readership has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Eddie Lacy
4th Round (40th Pick)
Biggest Reach: ViQueen may have reached a bit for their fourth-round choice. Eddie Lacy, taken with the 40th overall pick, has an ADP of 81.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Matt Ryan
5th Round (57th Pick)
Matt Ryan ranks sixth in the league among QBs with 371 projected fantasy points, 11.2% higher than the average at that position.
Calling an Audible
With four below-average positions on ViQueen, TE (11.6% below the league average at that spot) and RB (9.3%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 184 ADP: 126.06
Rank: 185 ADP: 135.55
Rank: 143 ADP: 121.38
Rank: 157 ADP: 125.25
- 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..."