Draft Grade: B
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carl's Legit Team couldn't weave their fourth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up seventh in Yahoo Public 498786 League with a mark of 7-7-0 (1,412 points). carl's Legit Team opted for balance early, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (37th overall), RB Jamaal Charles (4th), WR Torrey Smith (44th), and TE Jimmy Graham (17th) within the first five rounds. They landed the top combo of TEs in the league, as they added Graham and Jermichael Finley.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 figures to test the depth of carl's Legit Team. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the least challenging slates in Yahoo Public 498786 League. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, carl's Legit Team has the second-softest last four games of the season. Starting in Week 8, carl's Legit 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.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with three better-than-average positions, TE is the best player grouping on carl's Legit Team (32.6% above the league average for that group).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With six consistent players among their 15 picks, carl's Legit Team is looking for reliable help.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? carl's Legit Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (4th Pick)
He Can Catch, Too: Jamaal Charles is a dual threat, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 478.
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (17th Pick)
Value Found: Jimmy Graham is expected to score 68.6% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Stevan Ridley
3rd Round (24th Pick)
With 10.8 rushing TDs and 1,257 rushing yards, Stevan Ridley is projected to finish third and 10th in the NFL in those categories.
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (37th 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.
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (44th Pick)
carl's Legit Team selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.4, TDs over 40 yards with 2.6, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.5%.
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on carl's Legit Team, WR (6.1% below the league average at that spot) and QB (1.3%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 123 ADP: 132.57
Rank: 127 ADP: 133.88
Rank: 144 ADP: 126.96
Rank: 145 ADP: 124.79
- 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..."