Draft Grade: A
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A masterful draft-day performance by the GM of Stuart's Team turned the seventh overall pick into a projected first-place finish. They're expected to finish 10-3-0 (1,696 points) in Stampede Blue League 8 League. Stuart's Team waited until the 10th round to secure their top quarterback, picking up Eli Manning with the 114th overall selection. They have one of the highest-scoring pairs of TEs in the league, as they added Jimmy Graham and Brandon Pettigrew.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might test the managerial chops of the Stuart's Team coach. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. They have an easier-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. Stuart's Team will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 10, during which Stuart's Team plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Stoutest Slot: Stuart's Team should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 38.7%.
- Biggest Steal: Stuart's Team may have found a steal in the ninth round, grabbing Le'Veon Bell (103rd overall pick vs. ADP of 74.0).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Stuart's Team, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Greg Jennings) and fourth-ranked (Alshon Jeffery) WRs.
- It's How You Finish: Stuart's Team had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- The Sky's the Limit: With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Stuart's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- The Bargain Whisperer: Stuart's Team was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up three steals in the first 10 rounds (including Le'Veon Bell, Eli Manning, and Danny Amendola).
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (7th Pick)
He Can Catch, Too: Jamaal Charles is a dual threat, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 486.
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 78.6% more points than the average player at that position.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (31st Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 8 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- David Wilson
4th Round (42nd Pick)
Biggest Reach: Stuart's Team went out on a limb with their fourth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, David Wilson has an ADP of 69.8, but Stuart's Team grabbed him at pick No. 42.
- Danny Amendola
5th Round (55th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Projected to snag an NFL-leading 106 balls, Danny Amendola will provide added pop if Stampede Blue League 8 has a PPR format.
Calling an Audible
QB (10.1% below the league average at that position) and WR (5.9%) are projected as relatively weak units for Stuart's Team.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 124 ADP: 128.68
Rank: 135 ADP: 125.57
Rank: 153 ADP: 128.05
Rank: 156 ADP: 129.98
- 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..."