Draft Grade: C
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Boyz from Oaktown was unable to overcome their unlucky draft slot. After picking last in the first round, they're projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 498786 League with a mark of 2-12-0 (1,349 points). With their first five picks, Boyz from Oaktown focused on balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (30th overall), RBs Trent Richardson (10th) and Ray Rice (11th), and WRs Andre Johnson (31st) and Antonio Brown (50th). They have the lowest-scoring foursome of WRs in the league, as they added Johnson, Brown, Josh Gordon, and Alshon Jeffery.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Boyz from Oaktown 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 one of the hardest slates in the league. Boyz from Oaktown could run into an early buzzsaw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 7, Boyz from Oaktown 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.
- Best Position: Boyz from Oaktown has four above-average positions with DEF (9.0% above the league positional average) and TE (7.1%) projected to lead the way.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Boyz from Oaktown was focused on a steady squad, grabbing six consistent players out of 15 picks.
- A Pair of Winners: Boyz from Oaktown has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Ray Rice and Tony Gonzalez) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Starting Slow: Boyz from Oaktown got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Single-Bar Facemasks: Boyz from Oaktown knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Toyota Top Picks
- T. Richardson
1st Round (10th Pick)
He Can Catch, Too: Trent Richardson is a dual threat, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fifth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 451.
- Ray Rice
2nd Round (11th Pick)
Traditionalist: Boyz from Oaktown stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Trent Richardson and Ray Rice right off the bat.
- Cam Newton
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Cam Newton can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 633 projected rushing yards, he ranks second among QBs in that category.
- Andre Johnson
4th Round (31st Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 498786 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Antonio Brown
5th Round (50th Pick)
Antonio Brown went with the 50th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (40th) and receiving yards (24th) with 5.3 and 1,022 respectively.
Calling an Audible
Boyz from Oaktown is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (WR and QB), but WR is clearly their worst unit (25.2% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 123 ADP: 132.57
Rank: 127 ADP: 133.88
Rank: 130 ADP: 135.42
Rank: 133 ADP: 123.28
- 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..."