Draft Grade: B
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Although they selected eighth overall, Ken's Brilliant Team came through with a solid draft performance. They're projected to finish with a record of 9-5-0 (1,405 points), placing them second in Yahoo Public 498786 League. With their first five picks, Ken's Brilliant Team focused on balance, selecting QB Peyton Manning (33rd overall), RBs C.J. Spiller (8th) and Alfred Morris (13th), and WRs Randall Cobb (28th) and Pierre Garcon (48th). They have a solid quartet of WRs, as they picked up Cobb, Garcon, Mike Williams, and Miles Austin for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (3) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 12 figures to be a difficult one for Ken's Brilliant Team. They have one of the weakest slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Ken's Brilliant Team also has the softest last four games of the season. Starting in Week 3, Ken's Brilliant Team 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.
- Stoutest Slot: Ken's Brilliant Team should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. DEF looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 37.3%.
- Taking a Chance: With their ninth-round pick, Ken's Brilliant Team threw caution to the wind. They took Jason Hanson at pick number 88 vs. an ADP of 115.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Beginning with a Bang: Ken's Brilliant Team got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Free Fallin': The GM of Ken's Brilliant Team must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With eight consistent players among their 15 picks, Ken's Brilliant Team is looking for reliable help.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Ken's Brilliant Team grabbed Jordan Cameron with pick No. 133.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (8th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 330 touches.
- Alfred Morris
2nd Round (13th Pick)
Traditionalist: Ken's Brilliant Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing C.J. Spiller and Alfred Morris right off the bat.
- Randall Cobb
3rd Round (28th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 498786 League, Ken's Brilliant Team may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,305 all-purpose yards.
- Peyton Manning
4th Round (33rd Pick)
Peyton Manning ranks fourth in the league among QBs with 313 projected fantasy points, 11.5% higher than the average at that position.
- Pierre Garcon
5th Round (48th Pick)
Pierre Garcon was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 15.3% more points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
While Ken's Brilliant Team is projected to have three subpar positions, K is clearly their weakest unit (45.4% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 265 ADP: 144.59
Rank: 267 ADP: 131.98
Rank: 272 ADP: 120.17
Rank: 275 ADP: 119.57
- 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..."