Draft Grade: C+
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FightinBeer Guzzlers was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting first overall, they're projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 6 League with a mark of 4-9-0 (1,558 points). With five WRs on the roster, FightinBeer Guzzlers might have more quantity than quality at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 159 points this season, fewer than the league average of 195. They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring quartets of WRs in the league, as they added Larry Fitzgerald, Eric Decker, Rueben Randle, and Darrius Heyward-Bey.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 is shaping up to be a tricky one for FightinBeer Guzzlers, as it is the week when the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. They have a more-challenging-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. Corresponding with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, FightinBeer Guzzlers also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 7, during which FightinBeer Guzzlers plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: With four better-than-average positions on FightinBeer Guzzlers, RB (10.0% above the league average) and K (5.1%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: FightinBeer Guzzlers might need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Larry Fitzgerald, Eric Decker, and Rueben Randle) will all be on bye that week.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for FightinBeer Guzzlers, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Rueben Randle) and fourth-ranked (Darrius Heyward-Bey) WRs.
- Team of Champions: FightinBeer Guzzlers 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 Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning, and Stephen Gostkowski.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, FightinBeer Guzzlers picked up projected top-3 players (including Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning, and Stephen Gostkowski).
- Mr. Mendoza: Julian Edelman is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (3%). Let's hope that a.) FightinBeer Guzzlers has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Adrian Peterson was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 81.4% more points than the average player at that position.
- L. Fitzgerald
2nd Round (24th Pick)
Larry Fitzgerald ranks 10th in the league among WRs with 249 projected fantasy points, 27.8% higher than the average at that position.
- Peyton Manning
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Peyton Manning ranks third in the league among QBs with 423 projected fantasy points, 17.3% higher than the average at that position.
- Eric Decker
4th Round (48th Pick)
Eric Decker is expected to reach paydirt 8.8 times, placing him eighth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
- Andre Brown
6th Round (72nd Pick)
Biggest Reach: FightinBeer Guzzlers went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Andre Brown has an ADP of 116.2, but FightinBeer Guzzlers grabbed him at pick No. 72.
Calling an Audible
WR (18.4% below the league average at that position) and TE (12.1%) are projected as relatively weak units for FightinBeer Guzzlers.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 159 ADP: 126.16
Rank: 164 ADP: 127.94
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.43
Rank: 184 ADP: 121.1
- 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..."