Draft Grade: B
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking 10th overall, Jacob's Rad Team is projected to land in seventh place in Stampede Blue League 9 League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,628 points). Jacob's Rad Team stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Vincent Jackson (third round), Reggie Wayne (fourth round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). They landed the worst tandem of TEs in the league, as they picked up Owen Daniels and Julius Thomas for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 figures to test the depth of Jacob's Rad Team. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, Jacob's Rad Team has the easiest first four games of the season. A soft stretch might begin in Week 7, when Jacob's Rad Team plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Strongest Position: With three better-than-average positions on Jacob's Rad Team, RB (33.6% above the league average) and DEF (26.8%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, Jacob's Rad Team got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Denver (106th overall pick vs. ADP of 77.6).
- Bargain Hunter: With three steals in the first 10 rounds (including Denver, Owen Daniels, and Robert Griffin III), Jacob's Rad Team made some shrewd moves.
- Digging Deep: Jacoby Jones is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (7%). Perhaps he will reward Jacob's Rad Team for their faith.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.7 years of NFL experience, Jacob's Rad Team is the oldest team in the league.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Jacob's Rad Team grabbed Julius Thomas with pick No. 159.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (10th Pick)
LeSean McCoy is projected to finish eighth in the league with 1,614 total yards (1,235 rushing, 378 receiving).
- Steven Jackson
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Traditionalist: Jacob's Rad Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Steven Jackson right off the bat.
- V. Jackson
3rd Round (34th Pick)
Vincent Jackson went with the 34th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (19th) and receiving yards (11th) with 7.2 and 1,164 respectively.
- Reggie Wayne
4th Round (39th Pick)
Reggie Wayne may not justify his 39th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (16th with 1,092) and TDs (30th with 6.1).
- Eric Decker
5th Round (58th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Eric Decker piling up 8.7 scores, giving him an NFL rank of eighth in receiving TDs.
Calling an Audible
While Jacob's Rad Team is projected to have three below-average positions, TE is clearly their worst unit (21.9% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 145 ADP: 132.11
Rank: 176 ADP: 135.9
Rank: 185 ADP: 125.45
Rank: 186 ADP: 135.49
- 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..."