Rolling Stones delivered a solid draft performance, taking the third overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 7-7-0 (1,359 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Yahoo Public 334254 League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (18th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (3rd) and Doug Martin (23rd), and WRs Victor Cruz (38th) and Roddy White (43rd). They have the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have White, Cruz, Riley Cooper, and Steve Smith Sr. on their team.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Rolling Stones has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Rolling Stones also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Rolling Stones, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Riley Cooper) and fourth-ranked (Steve Smith Sr.) wideouts.
Not Afraid to Scramble
With 675 projected rushing yards (ranking first among QBs), Colin Kaepernick has multiple ways to bring in points.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Steve Smith Sr. with the 143rd pick gave Rolling Stones the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.
Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank second in the league with 1,857 all-purpose yards.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 18
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.
A Big, Strong Threat
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 6, Pick 58
Jason Witten ranks fourth in the Yahoo Public 334254 League among TEs with 131 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Rolling Stones could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
A Bit of a Reach
- Chris Johnson, RB
- Round 7, Pick 63
Rolling Stones went out on a limb with their seventh-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Chris Johnson has an ADP of 83.3, but he was grabbed at pick No. 63. Patience is a virtue, Rolling Stones.
Rolling Stones could potentially upgrade WR and TE, but WR is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Brian Hartline
- Rank 120, ADP 132
- Tavon Austin
- Rank 121, ADP 129
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 135, ADP 129
- Jordan Matthews
- Rank 136, ADP 129
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each 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 Number
Bars 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 League
The 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 PointsWeek
Week-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..."