Draft Grade: C+
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The poor draft position for Baer Necessities proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting 10th overall, they're projected to finish ninth in Stampede Blue League 8 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,573 points). With their first five picks, Baer Necessities focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (39th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (10th) and Steven Jackson (15th), and WRs Vincent Jackson (34th) and Eric Decker (58th). They ended up with the lowest-scoring set of RBs in the league, as they picked up Jackson, Lynch, Bernard Pierce, and Shonn Greene for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Baer Necessities (5), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. They have a softer-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Baer Necessities. Baer Necessities has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Best Position: Baer Necessities has three above-average positions with DEF (11.0% above the league positional average) and QB (8.4%) projected to lead the way.
- Biggest Reach: Baer Necessities may have reached a bit for their ninth-round choice. Dwayne Allen, taken with the 106th overall pick, has an ADP of 136.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- QB Controversy?: The coach of Baer Necessities might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Colin Kaepernick) and second-drafted QB (Robert Griffin III) have very similar seasonal point projections.
- Digging Deep: Bernard Pierce is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (9%). Perhaps he will reward Baer Necessities for their faith.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Baer Necessities. They minimized risk by selecting six consistent players among their 16 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Baer Necessities grabbed Cordarrelle Patterson with pick No. 154.
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (10th Pick)
Marshawn Lynch is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,579 total yards (1,385 rushing, 194 receiving).
- Steven Jackson
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Traditionalist: Baer Necessities stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and Steven Jackson right off the bat.
- V. Jackson
3rd Round (34th Pick)
Baer Necessities selected one of the best big-play WRs in the league in Vincent Jackson. He is projected to rank second among NFL WRs in both plays over 40 yards with 6.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.6.
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (39th Pick)
According to projections, Colin Kaepernick was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 10.4% more points than the average player at that position.
- Eric Decker
5th Round (58th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Eric Decker piling up 8.6 scores, giving him an NFL rank of eighth in receiving TDs.
Calling an Audible
With three below-average positions on Baer Necessities, TE (11.4% below the league average at that spot) and WR (9.3%) 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: 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..."