Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (sixth overall), Ryllerne looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 12th in Stampede Blue League 10 League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,554 points). With their first five picks, Ryllerne focused on balance, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (43rd overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (6th) and Alfred Morris (19th), and WRs Roddy White (30th) and Hakeem Nicks (54th). They have the least prolific tandem of TEs in the league, as they added Brandon Myers and Tyler Eifert.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 figures to be a difficult one for Ryllerne, as it is the week when the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. They have one of the most difficult schedules in Stampede Blue League 10 League when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Ryllerne also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. Ryllerne has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Strongest Position: Ryllerne has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, K (by 8.0%) and WR (5.7%).
- Biggest Steal: Ryllerne may have found a steal in the ninth round, grabbing Mike Williams (102nd overall pick vs. ADP of 88.3).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Ryllerne, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (DeAngelo Williams) and fourth-ranked (Knowshon Moreno) RBs.
- Turning the Tables: The coach of Ryllerne must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.
- It's How You Finish: Ryllerne had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- Mr. Mendoza: Brandon Weeden is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (2%). Let's hope that a.) Ryllerne has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (6th Pick)
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Marshawn Lynch has winning in his blood. He was the 19th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season, as well as the 13th-most-owned player by playoff teams.
- Alfred Morris
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Traditionalist: Ryllerne stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and Alfred Morris right off the bat.
- Roddy White
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Roddy White ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 252 projected fantasy points, 31.2% higher than the average at that position.
- M. Stafford
4th Round (43rd Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Ryllerne took Matthew Stafford in the fourth round, getting the highest-ranked QB left on the board. However, according to ADP, it might have been a bit of a stretch at that pick (43rd overall pick vs. ADP of 59.8).
- Hakeem Nicks
5th Round (54th Pick)
Hakeem Nicks may not justify his 54th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (18th with 1,059) and TDs (17th with 7.6).
Calling an Audible
While Ryllerne is projected to have four subpar positions, TE is clearly their worst unit (20.5% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 169 ADP: 135.68
Rank: 176 ADP: 135.9
Rank: 185 ADP: 125.46
Rank: 186 ADP: 135.44
- 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..."