Draft Grade: B
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking ninth overall, Stately Wayne Manor is projected to land in eighth place in Stampede Blue League 7 League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,604 points). Stately Wayne Manor loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs LeSean McCoy (first round), Matt Forte (second round), and Le'Veon Bell (fifth round). In conjunction with that drafting strategy, they ended up with one of the best foursomes of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Stately Wayne Manor has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the most difficult slates in Stampede Blue League 7 League. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Stately Wayne Manor also has the most difficult last four games of the season. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 3, during which Stately Wayne Manor plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: RB (11.0% above the league average) and WR (8.8%) are projected as especially strong units for Stately Wayne Manor.
- Earning Your Paycheck: Stately Wayne Manor will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Le'Veon Bell), fourth- (Chris Ivory), and fifth-ranked (Shane Vereen) RBs.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Stately Wayne Manor was focused on a steady squad, grabbing eight consistent players out of 16 picks.
- Digging Deep: Pierre Thomas is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (3%). Perhaps he will reward Stately Wayne Manor for their faith.
- Single Serving: Forsaking roster depth, Stately Wayne Manor opted to select only one player at each of three positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (9th Pick)
LeSean McCoy ranks eighth in the league among RBs with 266 projected fantasy points, 47.5% higher than the average at that position.
- Matt Forte
2nd Round (16th Pick)
Traditionalist: Stately Wayne Manor stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Matt Forte right off the bat.
- Roddy White
3rd Round (33rd Pick)
Roddy White ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 252 projected fantasy points, 30.2% higher than the average at that position.
- Danny Amendola
4th Round (40th Pick)
Value Found: Danny Amendola is expected to score 30.4% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Le'Veon Bell
5th Round (57th Pick)
According to projections, Le'Veon Bell will fall outside of the NFL top 10 in both rushing TDs (24th with 6.4) and yards (21st with 997).
Calling an Audible
While Stately Wayne Manor is projected to have four subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit (12.1% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.44
Rank: 197 ADP: 124.98
Rank: 223 ADP: 124.27
Rank: 230 ADP: 122.17
- 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..."