Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (sixth overall), It's Wayning TDs looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 12th in Stampede Blue League 8 League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,509 points). With their first five picks, It's Wayning TDs focused on balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (30th overall), RBs Ray Rice (6th) and Ryan Mathews (54th), and WRs Reggie Wayne (19th) and Wes Welker (43rd). They ended up with the least prolific combo of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Rice and Mathews to carry the load.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might test the managerial chops of the It's Wayning TDs coach, as it is the week when the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult slates in Stampede Blue League 8 League. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, It's Wayning TDs has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 7, It's Wayning TDs will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Best Position: It's Wayning TDs has three above-average positions with K (6.5% above the league positional average) and QB (5.8%) projected to lead the way.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for It's Wayning TDs, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (DeAngelo Williams) and fourth-ranked (Daniel Thomas) RBs.
- Team of Champions: It's Wayning TDs 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 Ray Rice, Reggie Wayne, and Stephen Gostkowski.
- Don't Rock the Boat: It's Wayning TDs was focused on a steady squad, grabbing six consistent players out of 16 picks.
- Digging Deep: Daniel Thomas is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%). Perhaps he will reward It's Wayning TDs for their faith.
- Mr. Relevant: It's Wayning TDs secured the best value pick of the final round, drafting Andre Roberts at pick number 187.
Toyota Top Picks
- Ray Rice
1st Round (6th Pick)
Although he was taken sixth overall in the fantasy draft, Ray Rice is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either rushing TDs (13th with 7.7) or rushing yards (18th with 1,089).
- Reggie Wayne
2nd Round (19th Pick)
While drafted 19th overall, Reggie Wayne is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (32nd with 6.1) or receiving yards (16th with 1,092).
- Russell Wilson
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Russell Wilson is projected to finish ninth in the NFL in passing TDs with 26.8.
- Wes Welker
4th Round (43rd Pick)
Wes Welker may not justify his 43rd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (28th with 967) and TDs (44th with 5.1).
- Ryan Mathews
5th Round (54th Pick)
Ryan Mathews went with the 54th overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately for It's Wayning TDs, he is projected to miss the top 10 in the NFL in both rushing yards (20th with 1,036) and TDs (26th with 6.0).
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on It's Wayning TDs, TE (12.2% below the league average at that spot) and RB (11.6%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 171 ADP: 135.48
Rank: 190 ADP: 135.68
Rank: 106 ADP: 122.95
Rank: 170 ADP: 119.65
- 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..."