Draft Grade: D
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Junior's Jets was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting second overall, they're projected to finish eighth in Pistons Forum Football League with a mark of 1-12-0 (1,971 points). With their first five picks, Junior's Jets focused on balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (31st overall), RBs Doug Martin (2nd) and Darren Sproles (34th), and WRs A.J. Green (15th) and Brandon Marshall (18th). They ended up with the top foursome of RBs in the league, as they picked up Martin, Sproles, DeMarco Murray, and Chris Ivory for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Junior's Jets has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have the most difficult schedule in Pistons Forum Football League when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Junior's Jets also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 3, Junior's Jets 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: Junior's Jets is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (QB and WR), but QB is clearly their best unit (8.4% above the league average).
- Team of Champions: Junior's Jets 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 Doug Martin, A.J. Green, and Brandon Marshall.
- The Sky's the Limit: With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Junior's Jets hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Beginning with a Bang: Junior's Jets got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Young and Hungry: Junior's Jets is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Junior's Jets may know something no one else does, grabbing Danny Woodhead, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (7%).
Toyota Top Picks
- Doug Martin
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Moving the Chains: Doug Martin is expected to rank third in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 291 (47.5% higher than the average RB).
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (15th Pick)
A.J. Green ranks seventh in the league among WRs with 261 projected fantasy points, 24.8% higher than the average at that position.
- B. Marshall
3rd Round (18th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Brandon Marshall will bring extra value if Pistons Forum Football has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank third in the NFL with 104 receptions.
- Cam Newton
4th Round (31st Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Cam Newton can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 633 projected rushing yards, he ranks third among QBs in that category.
- Darren Sproles
5th Round (34th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Junior's Jets snagged the highest-ranked RB left on the board when they selected Darren Sproles in the fifth round, but according to ADP, it still may have been a stretch at that spot (34th pick vs. ADP of 82.7).
Calling an Audible
RB, the only below-average position on Junior's Jets, is projected to be 0.7% worse than the league average at that spot.
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..."