Draft Grade: B
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Although they selected 11th overall, Marvin's Car Wash came through with a solid draft performance. They're projected to finish with a record of 8-5-0 (1,627 points), placing them third in Stampede Blue League 4 League. With their first five picks, Marvin's Car Wash focused on balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (14th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (11th) and Darren Sproles (38th), and WRs Wes Welker (35th) and Steve Smith (59th). They have one of the best pairs of QBs in the league, as they added Rodgers and Carson Palmer.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Marvin's Car Wash 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 a weaker-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Marvin's Car Wash. Starting in Week 3, Marvin's Car Wash 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 four better-than-average positions on Marvin's Car Wash, K (17.0% above the league average) and TE (15.9%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, Marvin's Car Wash picked up projected top-3 players (including Aaron Rodgers, Justin Tucker, and Jason Witten).
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 6.9 years of NFL experience, Marvin's Car Wash is the oldest team in the league.
- Mr. Mendoza: Marcel Reece is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (0%). Let's hope that a.) Marvin's Car Wash has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Marvin's Car Wash was focused on a steady squad, grabbing seven consistent players out of 16 picks.
- 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 9.0 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 9 with 4.6 years).
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (11th Pick)
Moving the Chains: LeSean McCoy is expected to rank seventh in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 267 (62.0% higher than the average RB).
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Postseason Hero: Last season, owning Aaron Rodgers usually equalled fantasy success. Among all players, he ranked in the top 20 across all Yahoo! leagues in individual playoff percentage (14th), a trend that Marvin's Car Wash hopes will continue this year.
- Wes Welker
3rd Round (35th Pick)
Wes Welker went with the 35th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (42nd) and receiving yards (29th) with 5.3 and 966 respectively.
- Darren Sproles
4th Round (38th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Marvin's Car Wash snagged the highest-ranked RB left on the board when they selected Darren Sproles in the fourth round, but according to ADP, it still may have been a stretch at that spot (38th pick vs. ADP of 84.4).
- Steve Smith
5th Round (59th Pick)
Steve Smith may not justify his 59th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (20th with 1,048) and TDs (26th with 6.4).
Calling an Audible
Marvin's Car Wash is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (DEF and WR), but DEF is clearly their weakest unit (32.1% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 258 ADP: 146.47
Rank: 262 ADP: 142.42
Rank: 266 ADP: 124.06
New York Defense
Rank: 269 ADP: 125
- 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..."