Draft Grade: C
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Da Bears! couldn't weave their fourth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up seventh in GCCL League with a mark of 6-8-0 (1,321 points). With four WRs on the roster, Da Bears! has both quality and quantity at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 150 points this season, more than the league average of 139. They have the lowest-scoring trio of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Reggie Bush, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Andre Brown to lead the way.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of Da Bears!, as it is the week when the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Da Bears!. Starting in Week 4, Da Bears! 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.
- Strongest Position: DEF is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on Da Bears! (along with WR). Of the two groups, DEF is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 20.0%.
- Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Da Bears! is a believer in the hopes of the Chicago Bears this year, grabbing three players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 8.8 years of NFL experience, Da Bears! is the oldest team in the league.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Da Bears! was focused on a steady squad, grabbing six consistent players out of 15 picks.
- A Pair of Winners: Da Bears! has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Brandon Marshall and Peyton Manning) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- All Their Eggs in One Basket: The fantasy hopes of Da Bears! might rest heavily on the fortunes of the Chicago Bears, as they have four of them on their roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- B. Marshall
1st Round (4th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Brandon Marshall will bring extra value if GCCL has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank third in the NFL with 104 receptions.
- Peyton Manning
2nd Round (17th Pick)
Although Peyton Manning was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 12.2% more points than the average player at that position.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (24th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if GCCL has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- Reggie Bush
4th Round (37th Pick)
New World Order: Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Da Bears! didn't select their first RB (Reggie Bush) until the fourth round.
- Chicago Defense
5th Round (44th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked DEF left on the board, Da Bears! may have reached a little on Chicago in the fifth round (44th overall pick vs. ADP of 71.2).
Calling an Audible
While Da Bears! is projected to have four subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit (22.6% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.44
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.87
Rank: 181 ADP: 126.08
Rank: 197 ADP: 124.98
- 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..."