Draft Grade: D
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The poor draft position for Vick B. 4 Starter proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting 12th overall, they're projected to finish 11th in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,480 points). Vick B. 4 Starter opted for balance early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (12th overall), RB Alfred Morris (13th), WR Reggie Wayne (36th), and TE Jason Witten (60th) within the first five rounds. They have one of the least prolific foursomes of RBs in the league, as they picked up Morris, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Vick Ballard, and Isaiah Pead for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 11 figures to test the depth of Vick B. 4 Starter. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the weakest schedules in the league. Vick B. 4 Starter could run into an early buzzsaw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 8, Vick B. 4 Starter 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: Vick B. 4 Starter has three above-average positions with TE (12.6% above the league positional average) and K (7.7%) projected to lead the way.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Vick B. 4 Starter might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 8, as their No. 1- (Andre Johnson), No. 2- (Reggie Wayne) and No. 5-ranked (DeAndre Hopkins) WRs will all be resting that week.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Vick B. 4 Starter, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Steve Smith) and fourth-ranked (Chris Givens) WRs.
- Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, Vick B. 4 Starter got a steal in the 10th round, when they selected Stephen Gostkowski (109th overall pick vs. ADP of 79.6).
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, Vick B. 4 Starter picked up projected top-3 players (including Aaron Rodgers, Jason Witten, and Stephen Gostkowski).
- Mr. Mendoza: Dexter McCluster is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (0%). Let's hope that a.) Vick B. 4 Starter has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Toyota Top Picks
- Aaron Rodgers
1st Round (12th Pick)
With 455 projected fantasy points (27.3% more than the average QB), Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs in that category.
- Alfred Morris
2nd Round (13th Pick)
Repaying the Pick: Alfred Morris is expected to finish fourth in the NFL with 10.3 rushing TDs and sixth with 1,330 rushing yards.
- Reggie Wayne
3rd Round (36th Pick)
While drafted 36th overall, Reggie Wayne is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (32nd with 6.0) or receiving yards (15th with 1,092).
- Andre Johnson
4th Round (37th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 3 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Jason Witten
5th Round (60th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Jason Witten will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 3 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank fifth in the NFL with 94 receptions.
Calling an Audible
Vick B. 4 Starter is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (RB and WR), but RB is clearly their worst unit (21.9% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 115 ADP: 124.93
Rank: 146 ADP: 126.84
Rank: 156 ADP: 119.24
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..."