Draft Grade: B
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking 12th overall, Bksports13 is projected to land in sixth place in Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 7-6-0 (1,600 points). Bksports13 stockpiled ballcarriers early, using four of their first seven picks to snatch up RBs LeSean McCoy (first round), David Wilson (third round), Ahmad Bradshaw (sixth round) and Daryl Richardson (seventh round). Going hand-in-hand with that early investment, they acquired one of the most prolific quartets of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
While Week 11 has the most players on bye for Bksports13 (4), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. They have one of the hardest schedules in Stampede Blue League 5 League when factoring in opponents' projected points. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, Bksports13 also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. A soft stretch might begin in Week 5, when Bksports13 plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Strongest Position: DEF is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on Bksports13 (along with QB). Of the two groups, DEF is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 24.2%.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Bksports13, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (DeSean Jackson) and fourth-ranked (Chris Givens) WRs.
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Bksports13 may have done just that, with eight players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Bksports13 will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Housler) and only K (Josh Brown) will both be off that week.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Bksports13 may know something no one else does, grabbing Isaiah Pead, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (4%).
- Super Sleeper: Bksports13 hopes that a pair of late-round sleepers will break out this season (Isaiah Pead and Josh Brown).
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (12th Pick)
Moving the Chains: LeSean McCoy is expected to rank seventh in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 267 (58.2% higher than the average RB).
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (13th Pick)
Dez Bryant ranks fifth in the league among WRs with 269 projected fantasy points, 43.7% higher than the average at that position.
- David Wilson
3rd Round (36th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their third-round pick, Bksports13 threw caution to the wind. They took David Wilson at pick number 36 vs. an ADP of 71.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Dwayne Bowe
4th Round (37th Pick)
Dwayne Bowe went with the 37th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (20th) and receiving yards (16th) with 6.9 and 1,092 respectively.
- Tom Brady
5th Round (60th Pick)
Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, Bksports13 got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected Tom Brady (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 39.3).
Calling an Audible
With four below-average positions on Bksports13, TE (8.8% below the league average at that spot) and WR (6.9%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 197 ADP: 125.03
Rank: 123 ADP: 132.35
Rank: 130 ADP: 135.63
- 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..."