Draft Grade: C-
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fourth overall), bleedcoltsblue looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 12th in Stampede Blue League 7 League with a record of 1-12-0 (1,503 points). With six WRs on the roster, bleedcoltsblue might have more quantity than quality at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 171 points this season, fewer than the league average of 194. They ended up with the most prolific tandem of QBs in the league, as they added Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, bleedcoltsblue has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have a harder-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. bleedcoltsblue could run into an early buzzsaw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. A particularly tough stretch might begin in Week 9, when bleedcoltsblue matches up against projected top-tier teams for three consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: bleedcoltsblue is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (QB and K), but QB is clearly their best unit (18.3% above the league average).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for bleedcoltsblue, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (James Jones) and fourth-ranked (Justin Blackmon) WRs.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, bleedcoltsblue picked up projected top-3 players (including Aaron Rodgers, Matt Bryant, and Julio Jones).
- Free Fallin': The GM of bleedcoltsblue must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.
- Beginning with a Bang: bleedcoltsblue got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of bleedcoltsblue. They minimized risk by selecting eight consistent players among their 16 picks.
Toyota Top Picks
- Aaron Rodgers
1st Round (4th Pick)
Top Signal Caller: Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs with 455 projected fantasy points (28.3% more than the average QB).
- Julio Jones
2nd Round (21st Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Julio Jones will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 7 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank 10th in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Stevan Ridley
3rd Round (28th Pick)
New World Order: Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, bleedcoltsblue didn't select their first RB (Stevan Ridley) until the third round.
- Eric Decker
4th Round (45th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Eric Decker piling up 8.8 scores, giving him an NFL rank of eighth in receiving TDs.
- Seattle Defense
5th Round (52nd Pick)
Biggest Reach: bleedcoltsblue may have reached a bit for their fifth-round choice. Seattle, taken with the 52nd overall pick, has an ADP of 63.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
With four subpar positions on bleedcoltsblue, RB (23.9% below the league average at that spot) and TE (17.8%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 115 ADP: 125.35
Rank: 120 ADP: 126.38
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.44
Rank: 197 ADP: 124.98
- 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..."