Draft Grade: C+
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The poor draft position for Tater's Eagles proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting seventh overall, they're projected to finish seventh in Pistons Forum Football League with a record of 2-11-0 (2,167 points). Tater's Eagles was quick to scoop up a pair of passers, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Drew Brees (second round) and Matt Ryan (fourth round). Going hand-in-hand with that early investment, they acquired the best tandem of QBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (6) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 figures to test the depth of Tater's Eagles. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Tater's Eagles. Starting in Week 1, Tater's Eagles 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.
- Strongest Position: Tater's Eagles only had one above-average position grouping, QB, which is projected to beat the league mean at that slot by 4.0%.
- Biggest Reach: Tater's Eagles went out on a limb with their 10th-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Bryce Brown has an ADP of 123.0, but Tater's Eagles grabbed him at pick No. 74.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Tater's Eagles was focused on a steady squad, grabbing seven consistent players out of 18 picks.
- Digging Deep: Joique Bell is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%). Perhaps he will reward Tater's Eagles for their faith.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Tater's Eagles grabbed Jordan Cameron with pick No. 119.
- All Their Eggs in One Basket: The fantasy hopes of Tater's Eagles might rest heavily on the fortunes of the Philadelphia Eagles, as they have four of them on their roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (7th Pick)
LeSean McCoy ranks 10th in the league among RBs with 268 projected fantasy points, 35.8% higher than the average at that position.
- Drew Brees
2nd Round (10th Pick)
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Drew Brees has winning in his blood. He was the 12th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season, as well as the 10th-most-owned player by playoff teams.
- Reggie Bush
3rd Round (23rd Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked RB left on the board, Tater's Eagles may have reached a little on Reggie Bush in the third round (23rd overall pick vs. ADP of 50.8).
- Matt Ryan
4th Round (26th Pick)
Matt Ryan ranks sixth in the league among QBs with 354 projected fantasy points, 9.6% higher than the average at that position.
- DeSean Jackson
5th Round (39th Pick)
Although DeSean Jackson was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 4.0% more points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
While Tater's Eagles is projected to have five below-average positions, RB is clearly their weakest unit (18.0% 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..."