Draft Grade: C
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The poor draft position for Fili Myalala proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish 12th in Stampede Blue League 4 League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,516 points). Fili Myalala loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Alfred Morris (first round), Stevan Ridley (second round), and Eddie Lacy (fifth round). They landed one of the least prolific pairs of TEs in the league, as they scooped up Kyle Rudolph and Heath Miller.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of Fili Myalala. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (6) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have the hardest schedule in Stampede Blue League 4 League. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Fili Myalala also has the most difficult last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 11, when Fili Myalala battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: Fili Myalala only had one above-average position grouping, RB, which is projected to beat the league mean at that slot by 19.8%.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Fili Myalala might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 5, as both TEs they picked will be resting that week (Kyle Rudolph and Heath Miller).
- Reaching for the Best: Fili Myalala snagged the highest-ranked WR left on the board when they selected Michael Floyd in the ninth round, but according to ADP, it still may have been a stretch at that spot (105th pick vs. ADP of 127.9).
- It's How You Finish: Fili Myalala had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- Turning the Tables: The coach of Fili Myalala must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Fili Myalala was focused on a steady squad, grabbing eight consistent players out of 16 picks.
Toyota Top Picks
- Alfred Morris
1st Round (9th Pick)
With 10.3 rushing TDs and 1,330 rushing yards, Alfred Morris is projected to finish fourth and sixth in the NFL in those categories.
- Stevan Ridley
2nd Round (16th Pick)
According to projections, Stevan Ridley was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 23.4% more points than the average player at that position.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (33rd Pick)
Mr. December: Andre Johnson has a winning pedigree. He was the 18th-most-owned player by playoff teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
- M. Colston
4th Round (40th Pick)
Marques Colston may not justify his 40th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (26th with 1,010) and TDs (13th with 7.8).
- Eddie Lacy
5th Round (57th Pick)
Biggest Reach: Fili Myalala went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Eddie Lacy has an ADP of 95.5, but Fili Myalala grabbed him at pick No. 57.
Calling an Audible
While Fili Myalala is projected to have five below-average positions, TE is clearly their worst unit (21.2% 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..."