Draft Grade: B-
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking seventh overall, Los Pollos Hermanos is projected to land in seventh place in Stampede Blue League 4 League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,571 points). With their first five picks, Los Pollos Hermanos focused on balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (55th overall), RBs Arian Foster (7th) and Darren McFadden (42nd), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (18th) and Larry Fitzgerald (31st). They landed one of the best sets of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Foster, McFadden, Ryan Mathews, and Mark Ingram for their rotation.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 8 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of Los Pollos Hermanos. They have a tougher-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Los Pollos Hermanos has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season. A soft stretch might begin in Week 3, when Los Pollos Hermanos plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Best Position: Los Pollos Hermanos has four above-average positions with RB (5.5% above the league positional average) and K (4.1%) projected to lead the way.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With six consistent players among their 16 picks, Los Pollos Hermanos is looking for reliable help.
- Digging Deep: Cordarrelle Patterson is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (10%). Perhaps he will reward Los Pollos Hermanos for their faith.
- A Pair of Winners: Los Pollos Hermanos has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Arian Foster and Demaryius Thomas) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 4 League, Los Pollos Hermanos may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 1,318 projected return yards, he ranks eighth in the league with 1,779 all-purpose yards.
- Single Serving: Forsaking roster depth, Los Pollos Hermanos opted to select only one player at each of three positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (7th Pick)
Los Pollos Hermanos picked up the most dangerous RB in the league in Arian Foster, who is projected to top NFL RBs in both plays over 40 yards with 3.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.7.
- D. Thomas
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 272 projected fantasy points, 41.3% higher than the average at that position.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (31st Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 4 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- D. McFadden
4th Round (42nd Pick)
According to projections, Darren McFadden will fall outside of the NFL top 10 in both rushing TDs (34th with 4.8) and yards (21st with 984).
- Andrew Luck
5th Round (55th Pick)
Andrew Luck was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 2.5% fewer points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
Los Pollos Hermanos is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and QB), but TE is clearly their worst unit (19.6% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 212 ADP: 120.64
Rank: 223 ADP: 124.11
Rank: 230 ADP: 122.08
- 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..."