Draft Grade: A
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Having the top pick in the draft doesn't always lead to championships. But, in this case, there is reason for optimism. Gabriel's Team parlayed their overall No. 1 selection into this year's top draft, projected to finish in first place in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a mark of 10-3-0 (1,705 points). Gabriel's Team loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Adrian Peterson (first round), Maurice Jones-Drew (third round), and Lamar Miller (fourth round). They have the top tandem of TEs in the league, as they picked up Jimmy Graham and Fred Davis for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 5 appears to be a tricky one, as the top two projected scorers (Robert Griffin III and Adrian Peterson) for Gabriel's Team will be relaxing during off weeks. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the least difficult slates in the league. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Gabriel's Team has the softest last four games of the season. Gabriel's Team has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with three better-than-average positions, TE is the best player grouping on Gabriel's Team (40.1% above the league average for that group).
- Team of Champions: Gabriel's Team has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Bryant.
- The Sky's the Limit: With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Gabriel's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Cream of the Crop: At four different roster slots, Gabriel's Team picked up projected top-3 players (including Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Bryant).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With seven consistent players among their 16 picks, Gabriel's Team is looking for reliable help.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? Gabriel's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Adrian Peterson was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 76.7% more points than the average player at that position.
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (24th Pick)
Value Found: Jimmy Graham is expected to score 82.2% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- M. Jones-Drew
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Value Found: Maurice Jones-Drew is expected to score 50.0% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Lamar Miller
4th Round (48th Pick)
Although he was taken 48th overall in the fantasy draft, Lamar Miller is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either rushing TDs (15th with 7.4) or rushing yards (19th with 1,035).
- R. Griffin III
5th Round (49th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Robert Griffin III can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 587 projected rushing yards, he ranks third among QBs in that category.
Calling an Audible
While Gabriel's Team is projected to have three subpar positions, WR is clearly their weakest unit (13.8% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 159 ADP: 125.72
Rank: 165 ADP: 129.49
Rank: 169 ADP: 128.37
Rank: 174 ADP: 125.21
- 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..."