Draft Grade: A
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (first overall), FL Red Devils had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish second in Stampede Blue League 2 League with a record of 10-3-0 (1,720 points). FL Red Devils loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Adrian Peterson (first round), Maurice Jones-Drew (third round), and Le'Veon Bell (fourth round). Going hand-in-hand with that early investment, they acquired the best foursome of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 5 looks to be a tough one for FL Red Devils. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have the least challenging schedule in Stampede Blue League 2 League. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, FL Red Devils also has the second-softest last four games of the season. FL Red Devils has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Stoutest Slot: FL Red Devils should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 37.8%.
- Team of Champions: FL Red Devils 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 Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Bryant.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for FL Red Devils, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Le'Veon Bell) and fourth-ranked (Ronnie Hillman) RBs.
- Biggest Steal: FL Red Devils may have found a steal in the ninth round, grabbing Matt Bryant (97th overall pick vs. ADP of 76.1).
- Cream of the Crop: At four different roster slots, FL Red Devils picked up projected top-3 players (including Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Bryant).
- Mr. Irrelevant: FL Red Devils may know something no one else does, grabbing Ryan Tannehill, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (6%).
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Value Found: Adrian Peterson is expected to score 74.3% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (24th Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 73.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- M. Jones-Drew
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Maurice Jones-Drew was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 48.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- Le'Veon Bell
4th Round (48th Pick)
Although he was taken 48th overall in the fantasy draft, Le'Veon Bell is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either rushing TDs (24th with 6.4) or rushing yards (20th with 997).
- R. Griffin III
5th Round (49th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Robert Griffin III can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 587 projected rushing yards, he ranks third among QBs in that category.
Calling an Audible
WR (4.7% below the league average at that position) and QB (0.1%) are projected as relatively weak units for FL Red Devils.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 159 ADP: 125.72
Rank: 164 ADP: 127.16
Rank: 209 ADP: 122.78
- 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..."