Draft Grade: B
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Wesley's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (first overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (1,388 points), they're projected to finish fourth in GCCL League. With five WRs on the roster, Wesley's Team might have more quantity than quality at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 118 points this season, fewer than the league average of 139. They landed the best combo of QBs in the league, as they added Drew Brees and Matt Ryan.
The Season Ahead
Week 6 might test the managerial chops of the Wesley's Team coach, as it is the week when the most players (3) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. They have an easier-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Wesley's Team has the second-easiest first four games of the season. A soft stretch might begin in Week 6, when Wesley's Team plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with four better-than-average positions, RB is the best player grouping on Wesley's Team (21.8% above the league average for that group).
- Team of Champions: Wesley'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 Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees, and Stephen Gostkowski.
- Earning Your Paycheck: Wesley's Team will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Malcom Floyd), fourth- (Stevie Johnson), and fifth-ranked (Denarius Moore) WRs.
- Biggest Reach: Wesley's Team may have reached a bit for their ninth-round choice. DeAngelo Williams, taken with the 81st overall pick, has an ADP of 113.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Beginning with a Bang: Wesley's Team got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster spots, Wesley's Team picked up projected top-2 players (including Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees, and Rob Gronkowski).
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Adrian Peterson was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 63.7% more points than the average player at that position.
- Steven Jackson
2nd Round (20th Pick)
Traditionalist: Wesley's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Steven Jackson right off the bat.
- Drew Brees
3rd Round (21st Pick)
Wesley's Team drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He is projected to lead NFL QBs in both plays over 40 yards with 11.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.5.
- Wes Welker
4th Round (40th Pick)
Wes Welker was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 8.6% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Matt Ryan
5th Round (41st Pick)
Estimates have Matt Ryan scoring 307 fantasy points, 7.9% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him sixth among QBs.
Calling an Audible
Wesley's Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (WR and DEF), but WR is clearly their weakest unit (15.0% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 100 ADP: 112.75
Rank: 112 ADP: 121.68
Rank: 116 ADP: 126.69
Rank: 122 ADP: 128.6
- 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..."