Draft Grade: C
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Concuss couldn't weave their fourth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up fifth in Pistons Forum Football League with a mark of 6-7-0 (2,121 points). Concuss was quick to scoop up a pair of passers, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Tom Brady (second round) and Andrew Luck (fourth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring tandem of TEs in the league, as they picked up Jimmy Graham and Jermaine Gresham for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
While Week 12 has the most players on bye for Concuss (4), Week 8 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. They have one of the hardest slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Concuss also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 3, when Concuss battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: TE is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on Concuss (along with K). Of the two groups, TE is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 13.5%.
- Reaching for the Best: Concuss snagged the highest-ranked RB left on the board when they selected Daryl Richardson in the 11th round, but according to ADP, it still may have been a stretch at that spot (84th pick vs. ADP of 112.0).
- Biggest Reach: Concuss went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Darrius Heyward-Bey has an ADP of 130.1, but Concuss grabbed him at pick No. 68.
- Team of Champions: Concuss 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 Tom Brady, Jimmy Graham, and Stephen Gostkowski.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Concuss. They minimized risk by selecting eight consistent players among their 18 picks.
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 7 in the league with an average of 5.7 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 2 with 6.6 years).
Toyota Top Picks
- Alfred Morris
1st Round (4th Pick)
Although Alfred Morris was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 12.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- Tom Brady
2nd Round (13th Pick)
According to projections, Tom Brady was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 15.2% more points than the average player at that position.
- Jimmy Graham
3rd Round (20th Pick)
Value Found: Jimmy Graham is expected to score 53.9% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Andrew Luck
4th Round (29th Pick)
Andrew Luck was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 2.9% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Frank Gore
5th Round (36th Pick)
Paydirt Found: Frank Gore is expected to finish sixth in the NFL in rushing TDs with 9.1.
Calling an Audible
While Concuss is projected to have four subpar positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (27.3% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
St. Louis Defense
Rank: 193 ADP: 111.74
Rank: 198 ADP: 114.74
Rank: 206 ADP: 132.7
Green Bay Defense
Rank: 207 ADP: 125.24
- 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..."