Draft Grade: B-
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (sixth overall), ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 2 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,586 points). ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ opted for balance early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (19th overall), RB Frank Gore (30th), WR Calvin Johnson (6th), and TE Tony Gonzalez (54th) within the first five rounds. They landed the least prolific quartet of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Gore, Ahmad Bradshaw, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Donald Brown for their rotation.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 appears to be a tricky one, as the top two projected scorers (Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco) for ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ will be relaxing during off weeks. From a projected points standpoint, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥. Starting in Week 8, ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ 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: While ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ is projected to have three better-than-average positions, DEF is clearly their best unit (37.7% above the league average).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 8, as both QBs they selected will be on bye that week (Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco).
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ picked up projected top-3 players (including Calvin Johnson, Chicago, and Justin Tucker).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only K (Justin Tucker) and only DEF (Chicago) will both be on bye that week.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥. They minimized risk by selecting 11 consistent players among their 16 picks.
- Mr. Irrelevant: ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ may know something no one else does, grabbing Donald Brown, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%).
Toyota Top Picks
- Calvin Johnson
1st Round (6th Pick)
With 317 projected fantasy points (65.8% more than the average WR), Calvin Johnson leads all WRs in that category.
- Andrew Luck
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Biggest Reach: By taking Andrew Luck with the 19th overall pick, ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ might have pushed their luck according to his ADP of 79.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Frank Gore
3rd Round (30th Pick)
No Faith in Tradition: ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ said no to the RB-RB tradition of fantasy drafting, waiting until the third round to pick up their first RB (Frank Gore).
- Wes Welker
4th Round (43rd Pick)
Wes Welker may not justify his 43rd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (29th with 966) and TDs (42nd with 5.3).
- Tony Gonzalez
5th Round (54th Pick)
Tony Gonzalez ranks fourth in the league among TEs with 224 projected fantasy points, 39.9% higher than the average at that position.
Calling an Audible
While ßjörñ~Lµ¢k¥ is projected to have three below-average positions, RB is clearly their weakest unit (23.7% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 143 ADP: 124.46
Rank: 146 ADP: 126.84
Rank: 161 ADP: 116.74
Rank: 163 ADP: 120.37
- 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..."