Draft Grade: B+
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Colt's Clinic parlayed a solid draft slot (fifth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 7-6-0 (1,664 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Stampede Blue League 2 League. Colt's Clinic opted for balance early, selecting QB Drew Brees (20th overall), RB Doug Martin (5th), WR Victor Cruz (29th), and TE Jason Witten (53rd) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the most prolific tandems of QBs in the league, as they picked up Brees and Josh Freeman for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 5 figures to test the depth of Colt's Clinic. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (3) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the weakest slates in Stampede Blue League 2 League. Colt's Clinic has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 5, when Colt's Clinic battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: While Colt's Clinic is projected to have four better-than-average positions, TE is clearly their best unit (40.7% above the league average).
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, Colt's Clinic picked up projected top-3 players (including Drew Brees, Doug Martin, and Jason Witten).
- Young and Hungry: Colt's Clinic is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.9 years of NFL experience.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With seven consistent players among their 16 picks, Colt's Clinic is looking for reliable help.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Colt's Clinic may know something no one else does, grabbing Garrett Hartley, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (5%).
- A Pair of Winners: Colt's Clinic has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Doug Martin and Drew Brees) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- Doug Martin
1st Round (5th Pick)
Moving the Chains: Doug Martin is expected to rank third in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 291 (64.7% higher than the average RB).
- Drew Brees
2nd Round (20th Pick)
Colt's Clinic drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He is projected to lead NFL QBs in both plays over 40 yards with 11.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.5.
- Victor Cruz
3rd Round (29th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Victor Cruz piling up 8.2 scores, giving him an NFL rank of ninth in receiving TDs.
- DeMarco Murray
4th Round (44th Pick)
DeMarco Murray was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 41.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- Jason Witten
5th Round (53rd Pick)
Jason Witten ranks third in the league among TEs with 225 projected fantasy points, 40.7% higher than the average at that position.
Calling an Audible
Colt's Clinic is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (WR and DEF), but WR is clearly their worst unit (15.0% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 159 ADP: 125.72
Rank: 164 ADP: 127.16
Rank: 165 ADP: 129.49
Rank: 169 ADP: 128.37
- 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..."