Draft Grade: C+
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Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (seventh overall), T. Y You Hatin' was unable to conjure up any fantasy magic. With a projected record of 4-9-0 (1,578 points), they're picked to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 3 League. T. Y You Hatin' stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Roddy White (third round), Dwayne Bowe (fourth round), and Torrey Smith (fifth round). They ended up with one of the most prolific pairs of QBs in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, T. Y You Hatin' has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have one of the least challenging slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. T. Y You Hatin' will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 2, T. Y You Hatin' 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: With three better-than-average positions on T. Y You Hatin', DEF (7.8% above the league average) and WR (6.6%) are projected as especially strong units.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for T. Y You Hatin', as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Mark Ingram) and fourth-ranked (Jonathan Stewart) RBs.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With eight consistent players among their 16 picks, T. Y You Hatin' is looking for reliable help.
- Mr. Irrelevant: T. Y You Hatin' may know something no one else does, grabbing Michael Bush, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (2%).
- Aging Stars: The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.7 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 9 with 4.4 years).
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, T. Y You Hatin' grabbed Aaron Dobson with pick No. 162.
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (7th Pick)
Marshawn Lynch is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,579 total yards (1,385 rushing, 194 receiving).
- Peyton Manning
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Estimates have Peyton Manning scoring 423 fantasy points, 18.4% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him third among QBs.
- Roddy White
3rd Round (31st Pick)
Roddy White ranks eighth in the league among WRs with 252 projected fantasy points, 31.0% higher than the average at that position.
- Dwayne Bowe
4th Round (42nd Pick)
Dwayne Bowe may not justify his 42nd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (16th with 1,092) and TDs (20th with 6.9).
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (55th Pick)
T. Y You Hatin' selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.4, TDs over 40 yards with 2.6, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.5%.
Calling an Audible
While T. Y You Hatin' is projected to have three below-average positions, RB is clearly their weakest unit (13.4% 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..."