Draft Grade: A
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (third overall), Victorious Secret had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish first in PJDs Entire Readership League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,277 points). Victorious Secret jumped on ballcarriers early and often, using their first three selections to grab RBs LeSean McCoy (3rd overall), Maurice Jones-Drew (22nd), and Steven Jackson (27th). In conjunction with that drafting strategy, they ended up with the best foursome of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 is shaping up to be a tricky one for Victorious Secret. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (5) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult schedules in PJDs Entire Readership League. Victorious Secret will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Victorious Secret has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Stoutest Slot: Victorious Secret should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. RB looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 27.7%.
- Biggest Steal: Victorious Secret may have found a steal in the ninth round, grabbing Matt Bryant (99th overall pick vs. ADP of 77.8).
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Victorious Secret may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- The Bargain Whisperer: Victorious Secret was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up three steals in the first 10 rounds (including Matt Bryant, Denver, and Colin Kaepernick).
- Don't Rock the Boat: Victorious Secret was focused on a steady squad, grabbing seven consistent players out of 16 picks.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.0 years of NFL experience, Victorious Secret is the oldest team in the league.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (3rd Pick)
LeSean McCoy is projected to finish eighth in the league with 1,614 total yards (1,235 rushing, 378 receiving).
- M. Jones-Drew
2nd Round (22nd Pick)
Traditionalist: Victorious Secret stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Maurice Jones-Drew right off the bat.
- Steven Jackson
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Steven Jackson was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 41.3% more points than the average player at that position.
- Pierre Garcon
4th Round (46th Pick)
Pierre Garcon went with the 46th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (21st) and receiving yards (14th) with 6.7 and 1,116 respectively.
- C. Kaepernick
5th Round (51st Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Colin Kaepernick can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 803 projected rushing yards, he ranks first among QBs in that category.
Calling an Audible
Victorious Secret is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their weakest unit (17.8% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 184 ADP: 126.06
Rank: 185 ADP: 135.55
Rank: 197 ADP: 124.35
Rank: 212 ADP: 121.2
- 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..."