Draft Grade: B-
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peytonman was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting third overall, they're projected to finish ninth in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a mark of 4-9-0 (1,583 points). peytonman loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs C.J. Spiller (first round), Chris Johnson (third round), and David Wilson (fifth round). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring foursomes of WRs in the league, as they added Dez Bryant, Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, and Kenny Britt.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 appears to be a tricky one, as the top two projected scorers (Colin Kaepernick and Carson Palmer) for peytonman will be relaxing during off weeks. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest slates in the league. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, peytonman has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 8, peytonman 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: peytonman has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, RB (by 15.7%) and K (8.9%).
- Waiver Wire Time: Week 9 looks to be a tough one for peytonman as both QBs they selected will be on bye that week (Colin Kaepernick and Carson Palmer).
- The Sky's the Limit: With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, peytonman hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Don't Rock the Boat: peytonman was focused on a steady squad, grabbing seven consistent players out of 16 picks.
- Mr. Irrelevant: peytonman may know something no one else does, grabbing Dallas Clark, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (1%).
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, peytonman grabbed Cordarrelle Patterson with pick No. 171.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (3rd 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.
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (22nd Pick)
Raising Trophies: Dez Bryant knows about winning the big one. He was the 16th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
- Chris Johnson
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Chris Johnson went with the 27th overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately for peytonman, he is projected to miss the top 10 in the NFL in both rushing yards (12th with 1,192) and TDs (30th with 5.2).
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (46th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Colin Kaepernick can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 803 projected rushing yards, he ranks first among QBs in that category.
- David Wilson
5th Round (51st Pick)
Biggest Reach: peytonman may have reached a bit for their fifth-round choice. David Wilson, taken with the 51st overall pick, has an ADP of 71.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
With four subpar positions on peytonman, TE (11.6% below the league average at that spot) and DEF (10.8%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.45
Rank: 258 ADP: 146.47
Rank: 262 ADP: 142.42
- 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..."