Draft Grade: C
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The poor draft position for Dunkenamish proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish 12th in Stampede Blue League 2 League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,555 points). With their first five picks, Dunkenamish focused on balance, selecting QB Matt Ryan (40th overall), RBs C.J. Spiller (9th) and Lamar Miller (33rd), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (16th) and DeSean Jackson (57th). They ended up with one of the worst quartets of RBs in the league, as they picked up Spiller, Miller, Vick Ballard, and Isaiah Pead for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 12 figures to test the depth of Dunkenamish. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult schedule in Stampede Blue League 2 League. Along with the most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Dunkenamish. Starting in Week 8, Dunkenamish 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.
- Stoutest Slot: The best projected unit on Dunkenamish is K; however, it is still below the league-average projection for that group by 0.2%.
- Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, Dunkenamish got a steal in the 10th round, when they selected Matt Prater (112th overall pick vs. ADP of 90.4).
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Dunkenamish may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Dunkenamish was focused on a steady squad, grabbing seven consistent players out of 16 picks.
- Mr. Mendoza: Keenan Allen is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (0%). Let's hope that a.) Dunkenamish has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Super Sleeper: Hoping for breakthrough performances, Dunkenamish selected three late-round sleepers (including Keenan Allen, Rueben Randle, and Isaiah Pead).
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (9th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 330 touches.
- L. Fitzgerald
2nd Round (16th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 2 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- Lamar Miller
3rd Round (33rd Pick)
According to projections, Lamar Miller was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 16.7% more points than the average player at that position.
- Matt Ryan
4th Round (40th Pick)
Estimates have Matt Ryan scoring 402 fantasy points, 13.9% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him sixth among QBs.
- DeSean Jackson
5th Round (57th Pick)
DeSean Jackson went with the 57th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (58th) and receiving yards (22nd) with 4.7 and 1,028 respectively.
Calling an Audible
With six below-average positions on Dunkenamish, TE (11.8% below the league average at that spot) and WR (9.2%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 137 ADP: 133.24
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.45
Rank: 159 ADP: 125.72
Rank: 164 ADP: 127.16
- 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..."