Draft Grade: A+
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (second overall), Daniel Freeze's Team had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish first in Stampede Blue League 6 League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,736 points). Daniel Freeze's Team loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Arian Foster (first round), Matt Forte (second round), and Le'Veon Bell (fifth round). Corresponding with that strategy, they landed the top combo of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 figures to test the depth of Daniel Freeze's Team. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (5) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Daniel Freeze's Team. A soft stretch might begin in Week 9, when Daniel Freeze's Team plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Strongest Position: While Daniel Freeze's Team is projected to have five better-than-average positions, RB is clearly their best unit (27.7% above the league average).
- Team of Champions: Daniel Freeze's Team has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Arian Foster, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Bryant.
- Cream of the Crop: At four different roster slots, Daniel Freeze's Team picked up projected top-3 players (including Jimmy Graham, Matt Bryant, and Chicago).
- Beginning with a Bang: Daniel Freeze's Team got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- The Bargain Whisperer: Daniel Freeze's Team was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up three steals in the first 10 rounds (including Chicago, Matt Bryant, and Steve Smith).
- Mr. Irrelevant: Daniel Freeze's Team may know something no one else does, grabbing Pierre Thomas, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (3%).
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Daniel Freeze's Team 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.
- Matt Forte
2nd Round (23rd Pick)
Matt Forte was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 59.3% more points than the average player at that position.
- Jimmy Graham
3rd Round (26th Pick)
Value Found: Jimmy Graham is expected to score 77.0% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (47th Pick)
New-Age QB: With 803 projected rushing yards (ranking first among QBs), Colin Kaepernick has multiple ways to bring in points.
- Le'Veon Bell
5th Round (50th Pick)
Biggest Reach: Daniel Freeze's Team went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Le'Veon Bell has an ADP of 67.5, but Daniel Freeze's Team grabbed him at pick No. 50.
Calling an Audible
WR, the only subpar position on Daniel Freeze's Team, is projected to be 5.4% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 159 ADP: 126.16
Rank: 164 ADP: 127.94
Rank: 165 ADP: 129.42
Rank: 168 ADP: 124.12
- 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..."