Draft Grade: C
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(V) () _) () was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting second overall, they're projected to finish 11th in Stampede Blue League 9 League with a mark of 2-11-0 (1,510 points). With their first five picks, (V) () _) () focused on balance, selecting QB Peyton Manning (23rd overall), RBs Doug Martin (2nd) and Reggie Bush (26th), and WRs Pierre Garcon (47th) and Antonio Brown (50th). They ended up with the most prolific triumvirate of RBs in the league, as they added Martin, Bush, and Daryl Richardson.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 looks to be a tough one for (V) () _) (), as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, (V) () _) () has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 11, when (V) () _) () battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: RB, the only better-than-average position on (V) () _) (), is projected to be 4.5% better than the league mean at that spot.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for (V) () _) (), as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Daryl Richardson) and fourth-ranked (Bernard Pierce) RBs.
- The Sky's the Limit: With six players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, (V) () _) () hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Mr. Irrelevant: (V) () _) () may know something no one else does, grabbing Roy Helu, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (1%).
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, (V) () _) () grabbed Tyler Eifert with pick No. 191.
- A Pair of Winners: (V) () _) () has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Doug Martin and Peyton Manning) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- Doug Martin
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Moving the Chains: Doug Martin is expected to rank third in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 291 (70.7% higher than the average RB).
- Peyton Manning
2nd Round (23rd Pick)
Although Peyton Manning was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 17.2% more points than the average player at that position.
- Reggie Bush
3rd Round (26th Pick)
Value Found: Reggie Bush is expected to score 59.3% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Pierre Garcon
4th Round (47th Pick)
Pierre Garcon may not justify his 47th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (14th with 1,116) and TDs (21st with 6.7).
- Antonio Brown
5th Round (50th Pick)
While drafted 50th overall, Antonio Brown is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (39th with 5.4) or receiving yards (17th with 1,059).
Calling an Audible
While (V) () _) () is projected to have four below-average positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (47.3% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
San Diego Defense
Rank: 236 ADP: 144.69
Rank: 252 ADP: 146.54
Rank: 257 ADP: 143.64
Rank: 261 ADP: 130.07
- 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..."