Draft Grade: A-
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A masterful draft-day performance by the GM of Bloodbath and Beyond turned the fifth overall pick into a projected second-place finish. They're expected to finish 10-3-0 (2,318 points) in Pistons Forum Football League. Bloodbath and Beyond jumped on ballcarriers early and often, using their first three selections to grab RBs C.J. Spiller (5th overall), Marshawn Lynch (12th), and Maurice Jones-Drew (21st). Going hand-in-hand with that early investment, they acquired one of the highest-scoring sets of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Bloodbath and Beyond 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 the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest slates in Pistons Forum Football League. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Bloodbath and Beyond also has the second-easiest first four games of the season. Starting in Week 2, Bloodbath and Beyond 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.
- Best Position: Bloodbath and Beyond has five above-average positions with DEF (12.1% above the league positional average) and WR (10.9%) projected to lead the way.
- Biggest Steal: Bloodbath and Beyond may have found a steal in the 11th round, grabbing Seattle (85th overall pick vs. ADP of 63.3).
- Team of Champions: Bloodbath and Beyond has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, four of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Marshawn Lynch, Randall Cobb, and Tony Gonzalez.
- A Necessary Gamble: Bloodbath and Beyond scooped up the highest-ranked QB left on the board in the 10th round, grabbing Ben Roethlisberger with the 76th pick. It is higher than ADP would suggest (109.0), but it could be a great move in this multi-QB league.
- It's How You Finish: Bloodbath and Beyond had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- The Sky's the Limit: With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Bloodbath and Beyond hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (5th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish fourth in the league with 351 touches.
- Marshawn Lynch
2nd Round (12th Pick)
Traditionalist: Bloodbath and Beyond stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing C.J. Spiller and Marshawn Lynch right off the bat.
- M. Jones-Drew
3rd Round (21st Pick)
Feed the Beast: Maurice Jones-Drew figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish fifth in the league with 349 touches.
- Stevan Ridley
4th Round (28th Pick)
With 10.8 rushing TDs and 1,257 rushing yards, Stevan Ridley is projected to finish third and ninth in the NFL in those categories.
- Randall Cobb
5th Round (37th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Pistons Forum Football League, Bloodbath and Beyond may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,306 all-purpose yards.
Calling an Audible
QB, the only subpar position on Bloodbath and Beyond, is projected to be 7.4% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 131 ADP: 133.25
Rank: 147 ADP: 129.82
Rank: 163 ADP: 114.67
Rank: 176 ADP: 119.29
- 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..."