Draft Grade: B
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Commish was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting second overall, they're projected to finish 10th in Sunday Championship League with a mark of 2-11-0 (1,583 points). With their first five picks, Commish focused on balance, selecting QB Peyton Manning (22nd overall), RBs Doug Martin (2nd) and David Wilson (42nd), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (19th) and Reggie Wayne (39th). They landed one of the best tandems of QBs in the league, as they added Manning and Tony Romo.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 is shaping up to be a tricky one for Commish. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest schedules in Sunday Championship League. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Commish also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 2, when Commish battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: TE (7.5% above the league average) and QB (6.1%) are projected as especially strong units for Commish.
- Team of Champions: Commish has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, four of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Doug Martin, Demaryius Thomas, and Peyton Manning.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience, Commish is the oldest team in the league.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Commish was focused on a steady squad, grabbing 10 consistent players out of 16 picks.
- Digging Deep: Isaac Redman is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (1%). Perhaps he will reward Commish for their faith.
- According to projections, Tony Romo should finish ranked eighth in the league in passing TDs (27.5) and fifth in passing yards (4,563).
Toyota Top Picks
- Doug Martin
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Doug Martin ranks fourth in the league among RBs with 264 projected fantasy points, 49.6% higher than the average at that position.
- D. Thomas
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 226 projected fantasy points, 34.0% higher than the average at that position.
- Peyton Manning
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
Estimates have Peyton Manning scoring 366 fantasy points, 16.5% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him third among QBs.
- Reggie Wayne
4th Round (39th Pick)
Reggie Wayne 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 (16th with 1,092) and TDs (32nd with 6.1).
- David Wilson
5th Round (42nd Pick)
Biggest Reach: Commish went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, David Wilson has an ADP of 69.0, but Commish grabbed him at pick No. 42.
Calling an Audible
While Commish is projected to have four subpar positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (17.4% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 202 ADP: 132.61
Green Bay Defense
Rank: 204 ADP: 126.29
San Diego Defense
Rank: 234 ADP: 144.66
Rank: 251 ADP: 146.53
- 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..."