Draft Grade: A+
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A masterful draft-day performance by the GM of Twelve 2 EightySeven turned the seventh overall pick into a projected first-place finish. They're expected to finish 12-1-0 (1,734 points) in Stampede Blue League 9 League. With their first five picks, Twelve 2 EightySeven focused on balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (42nd overall), RBs C.J. Spiller (7th) and Darren Sproles (55th), and WRs A.J. Green (18th) and Demaryius Thomas (31st). They have one of the most prolific sets of RBs in the league, as they picked up Spiller, Sproles, Ryan Mathews, and Joique Bell for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 might test the managerial chops of the Twelve 2 EightySeven 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 the weakest schedule in the league. Twelve 2 EightySeven 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. Twelve 2 EightySeven has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with five better-than-average positions, RB is the best player grouping on Twelve 2 EightySeven (20.6% above the league average for that group).
- Biggest Steal: Twelve 2 EightySeven may have found a steal in the 10th round, grabbing New England (114th overall pick vs. ADP of 85.5).
- Team of Champions: Twelve 2 EightySeven 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 A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, and Tom Brady.
- Consistent Domination: By racking up the most projected points in the league during both the first and second halves of the draft, Twelve 2 EightySeven established itself as a fantasy contender.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Twelve 2 EightySeven may know something no one else does, grabbing Quinton Patton, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%).
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Twelve 2 EightySeven. They minimized risk by selecting seven consistent players among their 16 picks.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (7th Pick)
Everything but the Cherry on Top: With a projected 1,529 rushing yards, C.J. Spiller ranks second in the NFL in that category. However, he is only projected to place 21st in the league with 6.8 rushing TDs.
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (18th Pick)
A.J. Green ranks sixth in the league among WRs with 261 projected fantasy points, 35.6% higher than the average at that position.
- D. Thomas
3rd Round (31st Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 271 projected fantasy points, 40.6% higher than the average at that position.
- Tom Brady
4th Round (42nd Pick)
Tom Brady ranks fourth in the league among QBs with 420 projected fantasy points, 16.1% higher than the average at that position.
- Darren Sproles
5th Round (55th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked RB left on the board, Twelve 2 EightySeven may have reached a little on Darren Sproles in the fifth round (55th overall pick vs. ADP of 81.5).
Calling an Audible
WR, the only subpar position on Twelve 2 EightySeven, is projected to be 0.7% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 148 ADP: 132.59
Rank: 153 ADP: 129.71
Rank: 156 ADP: 128.51
Rank: 159 ADP: 130.8
- 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..."