Draft Grade: C
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Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (seventh overall), True Faepires was unable to conjure up any fantasy magic. With a projected record of 4-10-0 (1,345 points), they're picked to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 498786 League. With their first five picks, True Faepires focused on balance, selecting QB Matt Ryan (47th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (7th) and Lamar Miller (34th), and WRs Dez Bryant (14th) and Roddy White (27th). They landed the lowest-scoring set of RBs in the league, as they added McCoy, Miller, and Shane Vereen.
The Season Ahead
Week 6 is shaping up to be a tricky one for True Faepires. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have the hardest slate in Yahoo Public 498786 League. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, True Faepires also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. A particularly tough stretch might begin in Week 4, when True Faepires matches up against projected top-tier teams for three consecutive games.
- Best Position: True Faepires has four above-average positions with WR (8.6% above the league positional average) and DEF (6.4%) projected to lead the way.
- The Sky's the Limit: With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, True Faepires hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of True Faepires. They minimized risk by selecting eight consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 9 in the league with an average of 4.7 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 2 with 8.1 years).
- Single-Bar Facemasks: True Faepires knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (7th Pick)
Moving the Chains: LeSean McCoy is expected to rank eighth in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 217 (13.8% higher than the average RB).
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Raising Trophies: Dez Bryant knows about winning the big one. He was the 16th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
- Roddy White
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Roddy White ranks seventh in the league among WRs with 166 projected fantasy points, 24.7% higher than the average at that position.
- Lamar Miller
4th Round (34th Pick)
Lamar Miller was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 8.4% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Matt Ryan
5th Round (47th Pick)
Estimates have Matt Ryan scoring 307 fantasy points, 9.2% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him sixth among QBs.
Calling an Audible
TE (12.1% below the league average at that position) and RB (9.4%) are projected as relatively weak units for True Faepires.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 181 ADP: 125.56
Rank: 184 ADP: 121.49
Rank: 79 ADP: 110.88
Rank: 81 ADP: 115.68
- 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..."