Draft Grade: B-
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Memphis Colts couldn't weave their fourth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up eighth in Stampede Blue League 9 League with a mark of 4-9-0 (1,566 points). Memphis Colts loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs Julio Jones (second round), Wes Welker (fourth round), Steve Smith (sixth round), and Anquan Boldin (seventh round). Corresponding with that strategy, they landed one of the most prolific sets of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Memphis Colts (4), Week 12 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have an easier-than-average slate. Memphis Colts has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 11, during which Memphis Colts plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: Memphis Colts has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, RB (by 3.0%) and WR (2.7%).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With nine consistent players among their 16 picks, Memphis Colts is looking for reliable help.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Memphis Colts may know something no one else does, grabbing Stephen Hill, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%).
- Super Sleeper: Memphis Colts hopes that a pair of late-round sleepers will break out this season (Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill).
- Mr. Relevant: Memphis Colts secured the best value pick of the final round, drafting Stephen Hill at pick number 189.
- Single Serving: Going with just a single TE (Antonio Gates) and K (Matt Prater), Memphis Colts opted to add depth at other positions.
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (4th Pick)
Marshawn Lynch is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,579 total yards (1,385 rushing, 194 receiving).
- Julio Jones
2nd Round (21st Pick)
Julio Jones ranks third in the league among WRs with 278 projected fantasy points, 44.5% higher than the average at that position.
- Chris Johnson
3rd Round (28th Pick)
Chris Johnson went with the 28th overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately for Memphis Colts, he is projected to miss the top 10 in the NFL in both rushing yards (12th with 1,192) and TDs (34th with 4.9).
- Wes Welker
4th Round (45th Pick)
Wes Welker went with the 45th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (46th) and receiving yards (29th) with 5.2 and 967 respectively.
- Russell Wilson
5th Round (52nd Pick)
Russell Wilson is projected to finish ninth in the NFL in passing TDs with 26.8.
Calling an Audible
While Memphis Colts is projected to have four subpar positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (17.7% 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..."