Draft Grade: B+
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Corresponding with a solid draft slot (fifth overall), Reggie Tales had a stellar showing. With a mark of 8-5-0 (1,659 points), they're projected to finish third in Stampede Blue League 8 League. Reggie Tales stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Randall Cobb (third round), Dwayne Bowe (fourth round), and Torrey Smith (fifth round). Corresponding with that strategy, they landed the top set of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Reggie Tales (4), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Reggie Tales has the opportunity to close with a bang, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, the opening stretch of first four games is expected to be tougher than average, so a slow start is possible. A soft stretch might begin in Week 9, when Reggie Tales plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Best Position: Reggie Tales has five above-average positions with QB (11.9% above the league positional average) and TE (6.0%) projected to lead the way.
- Biggest Reach: Reggie Tales may have reached a bit for their ninth-round choice. Vick Ballard, taken with the 101st overall pick, has an ADP of 116.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Reggie Tales may have done just that, with six players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Beginning with a Bang: Reggie Tales got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Free Fallin': The GM of Reggie Tales 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.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Reggie Tales may know something no one else does, grabbing Mohamed Sanu, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (2%).
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (5th Pick)
Reggie Tales picked up the most dangerous RB in the league in Arian Foster, who is projected to top NFL RBs in both plays over 40 yards with 3.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.7.
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (20th Pick)
Top Signal Caller: Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs with 455 projected fantasy points (25.3% more than the average QB).
- Randall Cobb
3rd Round (29th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 8 League, Reggie Tales may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,306 all-purpose yards.
- Dwayne Bowe
4th Round (44th Pick)
While drafted 44th overall, Dwayne Bowe is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (20th with 7.0) or receiving yards (15th with 1,110).
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (53rd Pick)
Reggie Tales selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.6, TDs over 40 yards with 2.7, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.4%.
Calling an Audible
RB, the only below-average position on Reggie Tales, is projected to be 13.8% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 106 ADP: 122.95
Rank: 170 ADP: 119.65
Rank: 174 ADP: 126.36
Rank: 179 ADP: 126.14
- 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..."