Draft Grade: C+
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The poor draft position for Lame's Legends proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting sixth overall, they're projected to finish sixth in Pistons Forum Football League with a record of 3-10-0 (2,156 points). With their first five picks, Lame's Legends focused on balance, selecting QB Peyton Manning (22nd overall), RBs Ray Rice (6th) and Trent Richardson (11th), and WRs Andre Johnson (27th) and Roddy White (38th). They ended up with one of the worst trios of WRs in the league, as they added White, Johnson, and Marques Colston.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 might require some artful managing by the coach of Lame's Legends. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Lame's Legends. A particularly tough stretch might begin in Week 6, when Lame's Legends matches up against projected top-tier teams for three consecutive games.
- Best Position: Lame's Legends has three above-average positions with RB (18.1% above the league positional average) and DEF (17.7%) projected to lead the way.
- Biggest Reach: Lame's Legends may have reached a bit for their 10th-round choice. Rashard Mendenhall, taken with the 75th overall pick, has an ADP of 100.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Lame's Legends was focused on a steady squad, grabbing seven consistent players out of 18 picks.
- Super Sleeper: Lame's Legends hopes that a pair of late-round sleepers will break out this season (Ryan Broyles and Kenbrell Thompkins).
- A Pair of Winners: Lame's Legends has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Ray Rice and Peyton Manning) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Single Serving: By choosing only a single TE (Fred Davis) and DEF (Denver), Lame's Legends elected to add depth elsewhere on the roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- Ray Rice
1st Round (6th Pick)
According to projections, Ray Rice will fall outside of the NFL top 10 in both rushing TDs (13th with 7.8) and yards (17th with 1,089).
- T. Richardson
2nd Round (11th Pick)
Traditionalist: Lame's Legends stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Ray Rice and Trent Richardson right off the bat.
- Peyton Manning
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
According to projections, Peyton Manning was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 16.6% more points than the average player at that position.
- Andre Johnson
4th Round (27th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Pistons Forum Football has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Roddy White
5th Round (38th Pick)
Roddy White ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 252 projected fantasy points, 20.7% higher than the average at that position.
Calling an Audible
Lame's Legends is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their worst unit (17.0% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 107 ADP: 120.58
Rank: 121 ADP: 114.72
Rank: 130 ADP: 126.02
Rank: 140 ADP: 136.37
- 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..."