Draft Grade: A
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (second overall), Erin's Team had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish first in GCCL League with a record of 13-1-0 (1,459 points). With four RBs on the roster, Erin's Team might have opted for quantity over quality at that spot; their RBs are projected to average 163 points this season, fewer than the league average of 165. They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring threesomes of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Arian Foster, Lamar Miller, and Shane Vereen to lead the way.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Erin'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 a projected points standpoint, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Erin's Team. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 9, when Erin's Team battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: With four better-than-average positions on Erin's Team, TE (12.9% above the league average) and WR (10.3%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Team of Champions: Erin's Team has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, four of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Arian Foster, Dez Bryant, and Jimmy Graham.
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Erin's Team may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster spots, Erin's Team picked up projected top-2 players (including Jimmy Graham, Matt Bryant, and Arian Foster).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With six consistent players among their 15 picks, Erin's Team is looking for reliable help.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Erin's Team grabbed Ed Dickson with pick No. 139.
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Erin'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.
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (19th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Dez Bryant will bring extra value if GCCL has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Jimmy Graham
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 74.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- Dwayne Bowe
4th Round (39th Pick)
Dwayne Bowe went with the 39th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (20th) and receiving yards (15th) with 7.0 and 1,093 respectively.
- Lamar Miller
5th Round (42nd Pick)
According to projections, Lamar Miller will fall outside of the NFL top 10 in both rushing TDs (25th with 6.1) and yards (19th with 1,017).
Calling an Audible
QB (2.1% below the league average at that position) and RB (0.9%) are projected as relatively weak units for Erin's Team.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 129 ADP: 133.04
Rank: 131 ADP: 133.84
Rank: 98 ADP: 123.78
Rank: 104 ADP: 120.06
- 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..."