Draft Grade: B
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Debt Team parlayed a solid draft slot (third overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-4-0 (2,262 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Pistons Forum Football League. Debt Team stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (third round), Victor Cruz (fourth round), and Reggie Wayne (fifth round). They have one of the top combos of QBs in the league, as they added Aaron Rodgers and Michael Vick.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Debt Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. From a projected points standpoint, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Debt Team could run into an early buzzsaw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 2, Debt Team will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Stoutest Slot: Debt Team should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. DEF looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 28.7%.
- Biggest Steal: Debt Team may have found a steal in the 10th round, grabbing Mike Wallace (78th overall pick vs. ADP of 57.7).
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster spots, Debt Team picked up projected top-2 players (including Aaron Rodgers, Chicago, and Jason Witten).
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Debt Team. They minimized risk by selecting eight consistent players among their 18 picks.
- Digging Deep: Knowshon Moreno is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (3%). Perhaps he will reward Debt Team for their faith.
- Long Bomber: Hope Pistons Forum Football League has a bonus for FGs from beyond 50 yards. Blair Walsh is projected to lead the NFL with 5.1 makes from that distance.
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (3rd Pick)
Running, Catching, Winning: Jamaal Charles can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 486.
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Top Signal Caller: Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs with 412 projected fantasy points (27.3% more than the average QB).
- Julio Jones
3rd Round (19th Pick)
Julio Jones ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 278 projected fantasy points, 33.0% higher than the average at that position.
- Victor Cruz
4th Round (30th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Victor Cruz piling up 8.2 scores, giving him an NFL rank of ninth in receiving TDs.
- Reggie Wayne
5th Round (35th Pick)
Raising Trophies: Reggie Wayne knows about winning the big one. He was the 18th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
Calling an Audible
Debt Team is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (RB and K), but RB is clearly their worst unit (16.3% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 94 ADP: 120.26
Rank: 106 ADP: 120.41
Rank: 117 ADP: 124.52
Rank: 134 ADP: 119.86
- 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..."