Draft Grade: B-
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The poor draft position for Dark Avengers proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting 11th overall, they're projected to finish 11th in Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,581 points). Dark Avengers jumped on ballcarriers early and often, using their first three selections to grab RBs Trent Richardson (11th overall), Maurice Jones-Drew (14th), and Le'Veon Bell (35th). They landed the least prolific triumvirate of WRs in the league, as they picked up Reggie Wayne, Cecil Shorts and Greg Jennings for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 8 looks to be a tough one for Dark Avengers. From a projected points standpoint, they have the hardest slate in the league. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, Dark Avengers also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 8, Dark Avengers 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: While Dark Avengers is projected to have three better-than-average positions, RB is clearly their best unit (23.2% above the league average).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With nine consistent players among their 16 picks, Dark Avengers is looking for reliable help.
- Digging Deep: Michael Bush is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (2%). Perhaps he will reward Dark Avengers for their faith.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Dark Avengers grabbed Jordan Cameron with pick No. 158.
- Single-Bar Facemasks: Dark Avengers knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? Dark Avengers chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- T. Richardson
1st Round (11th Pick)
Running, Catching, Winning: Trent Richardson can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fifth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 451.
- M. Jones-Drew
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Traditionalist: Dark Avengers stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Trent Richardson and Maurice Jones-Drew right off the bat.
- Le'Veon Bell
3rd Round (35th Pick)
Biggest Reach: Dark Avengers went out on a limb with their third-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Le'Veon Bell has an ADP of 69.0, but Dark Avengers grabbed him at pick No. 35.
- Reggie Wayne
4th Round (38th Pick)
Count the Rings: Last season, owning Reggie Wayne usually equalled fantasy success. Among all players, he ranked in the top 20 across all Yahoo! leagues in individual championship percentage (18th), a trend that Dark Avengers hopes will continue this year.
- Andrew Luck
5th Round (59th Pick)
Andrew Luck was picked up at 59th overall, but may not justify it as he is not projected among the NFL's top-10 in either passing yards (15th with 3,899) or TDs (11th with 25.6).
Calling an Audible
While Dark Avengers is projected to have three subpar positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit (21.4% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
New York Defense
Rank: 235 ADP: 139.8
San Diego Defense
Rank: 254 ADP: 144.23
Rank: 258 ADP: 146.47
Rank: 266 ADP: 124.24
- 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..."