Draft Grade: C
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The poor draft position for The Coupe proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting 10th overall, they're projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 10 League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,561 points). With their first five picks, The Coupe focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (39th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (10th) and Chris Johnson (15th), and WRs Randall Cobb (34th) and T.Y. Hilton (58th). They landed one of the worst sets of WRs in the league, as they scooped up Cobb, Mike Wallace, Hilton, and Golden Tate for their rotation.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Coupe has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have one of the toughest slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, The Coupe also has the most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 8, The Coupe will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Strongest Position: RB, the only better-than-average position on The Coupe, is projected to be 8.8% better than the league mean at that spot.
- Earning Your Paycheck: The Coupe will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (T.Y. Hilton), fourth- (Golden Tate), and fifth-ranked (Josh Gordon) WRs.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of The Coupe. They minimized risk by selecting eight consistent players among their 16 picks.
- Digging Deep: Quinton Patton is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%). Perhaps he will reward The Coupe for their faith.
- Young and Hungry: The Coupe is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.6 years of NFL experience.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, The Coupe grabbed Quinton Patton 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).
- Chris Johnson
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Traditionalist: The Coupe stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Chris Johnson right off the bat.
- Randall Cobb
3rd Round (34th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 10 League, The Coupe may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,306 all-purpose yards.
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (39th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Colin Kaepernick can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 803 projected rushing yards, he ranks first among QBs in that category.
- T.Y. Hilton
5th Round (58th Pick)
Biggest Reach: The Coupe went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, T.Y. Hilton has an ADP of 98.5, but The Coupe grabbed him at pick No. 58.
Calling an Audible
With five below-average positions on The Coupe, TE (12.5% below the league average at that spot) and WR (8.4%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 169 ADP: 135.68
Rank: 176 ADP: 135.9
Rank: 151 ADP: 130.21
Rank: 155 ADP: 126.9
- 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..."