Draft Grade: B
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JustinS's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (second overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (1,417 points), they're projected to finish third in Yahoo Public 498786 League. With their first five picks, JustinS's Team focused on balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (42nd overall), RBs Arian Foster (2nd) and Maurice Jones-Drew (19th), and WRs Julio Jones (22nd) and Reggie Wayne (39th). They ended up with the most prolific pair of QBs in the league, as they added Brady and Tony Romo.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, JustinS's Team 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 the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for JustinS's Team. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 7, during which JustinS's Team plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Best Position: JustinS's Team has four above-average positions with K (8.2% above the league positional average) and RB (7.4%) projected to lead the way.
- Team of Champions: JustinS's Team has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Arian Foster, Reggie Wayne, and Tom Brady.
- Don't Rock the Boat: JustinS's Team was focused on a steady squad, grabbing eight consistent players out of 15 picks.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.2 years of NFL experience, JustinS's Team is the oldest team in the league.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, JustinS's Team grabbed Aaron Dobson with pick No. 122.
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. JustinS's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (2nd Pick)
JustinS's Team picked up the most dangerous RB in the league in Arian Foster, who is projected to top NFL RBs in both plays over 40 yards with 3.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.7.
- M. Jones-Drew
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Traditionalist: JustinS's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Arian Foster and Maurice Jones-Drew right off the bat.
- Julio Jones
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
Julio Jones was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 41.4% more points than the average player at that position.
- Reggie Wayne
4th Round (39th Pick)
Reggie Wayne went with the 39th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (32nd) and receiving yards (15th) with 6.0 and 1,092 respectively.
- Tom Brady
5th Round (42nd Pick)
Tom Brady ranks fifth in the league among QBs with 313 projected fantasy points, 11.4% higher than the average at that position.
Calling an Audible
JustinS's Team is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (DEF and WR), but DEF is clearly their weakest unit (13.3% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 266 ADP: 124.06
New York Defense
Rank: 269 ADP: 125
Rank: 293 ADP: 125.26
Rank: 297 ADP: 123.81
- 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..."