Draft Grade: A-
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (first overall), TDeny had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish third in 20 Team League with a record of 9-4-0 (1,136 points). With their first five picks, TDeny focused on balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (40th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (1st) and David Wilson (41st), and WRs DeSean Jackson (80th) and Golden Tate (81st). They landed the best threesome of RBs in the league, as they added Peterson, Wilson, and Knowshon Moreno.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, TDeny 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 the least challenging slate in the league. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, TDeny also has the softest last four games of the season. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 12, during which TDeny plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: RB is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on TDeny (along with K). Of the two groups, RB is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 45.6%.
- The Heist Is On: The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, TDeny got a steal in snatching Atlanta in the ninth round (161st overall pick vs. ADP of 124.1).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With seven consistent players among their 15 picks, TDeny is looking for reliable help.
- Mr. Mendoza: Kevin Kolb is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (0%). Let's hope that a.) TDeny has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 18 in the league with an average of 5.4 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 3 with 5.6 years).
- A Pair of Winners: TDeny has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Adrian Peterson and Tom Brady) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Feed the Beast: TDeny will be happy with their investment if Adrian Peterson can reach his projected 375 touches, the highest total of any RB in the league.
- Tom Brady
2nd Round (40th Pick)
Estimates have Tom Brady scoring 478 fantasy points, 46.4% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him fourth among QBs.
- David Wilson
3rd Round (41st Pick)
Biggest Reach: TDeny may have reached a bit for their third-round choice. David Wilson, taken with the 41st overall pick, has an ADP of 71.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- DeSean Jackson
4th Round (80th Pick)
DeSean Jackson may not justify his 80th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (22nd with 1,028) and TDs (58th with 4.7).
- Golden Tate
5th Round (81st Pick)
Golden Tate went with the 81st pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (51st) and receiving yards (59th) with 4.9 and 715 respectively.
Calling an Audible
While TDeny is projected to have four subpar positions, QB is clearly their worst unit (26.3% below the league average at that position).Due to the depth of this league, there aren't good options *at this time* to help improve your team from the players that went undrafted.
- 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..."