Draft Grade: B
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South River Korbs parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-4-0 (1,619 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Stampede Blue League 10 League. South River Korbs opted for balance early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (25th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (1st), WR Jordy Nelson (48th), and TE Jimmy Graham (24th) within the first five rounds. They have the top pair of TEs in the league, as they added Graham and Fred Davis.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, South River Korbs has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. From a projected points standpoint, they have a softer-than-average slate. Corresponding with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, South River Korbs also has the second-softest last four games of the season. Starting in Week 4, South River Korbs 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: South River Korbs is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (TE and DEF), but TE is clearly their best unit (36.2% above the league average).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for South River Korbs, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Wes Welker) and fourth-ranked (Rueben Randle) WRs.
- Mr. Mendoza: Mike Tolbert is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (0%). Let's hope that a.) South River Korbs has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Bargain Hunter: With three steals in the first 10 rounds (including Houston, Steve Smith, and Phil Dawson), South River Korbs made some shrewd moves.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, South River Korbs grabbed Rueben Randle with pick No. 169.
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 10 League, South River Korbs may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 1,318 projected return yards, he ranks seventh in the league with 1,838 all-purpose yards.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Value Found: Adrian Peterson is expected to score 82.1% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (24th Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 73.3% more points than the average player at that position.
- Andrew Luck
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Biggest Reach: By taking Andrew Luck with the 25th overall pick, South River Korbs might have pushed their luck according to his ADP of 80.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Jordy Nelson
4th Round (48th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Jordy Nelson piling up 9.1 scores, giving him an NFL rank of seventh in receiving TDs.
- Wes Welker
5th Round (49th Pick)
While drafted 49th overall, Wes Welker is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (46th with 5.2) or receiving yards (29th with 967).
Calling an Audible
With four below-average positions on South River Korbs, WR (11.8% below the league average at that spot) and QB (9.5%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 151 ADP: 130.21
Rank: 155 ADP: 126.9
Rank: 138 ADP: 128.76
Rank: 154 ADP: 129.63
- 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..."