Draft Grade: B
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Tomas Evangelista couldn't weave their fifth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up sixth in GCCL League with a mark of 8-6-0 (1,375 points). With their first five picks, Tomas Evangelista focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (25th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (5th) and Frank Gore (45th), and WRs A.J. Green (16th) and Marques Colston (36th). They have one of the most prolific tandems of QBs in the league, as they picked up Kaepernick and Michael Vick for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 12 looks to be a tough one for Tomas Evangelista. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Tomas Evangelista also has the second-toughest first four games of the season. A particularly tough stretch might begin in Week 1, when Tomas Evangelista matches up against projected top-tier teams for three consecutive games.
- Stoutest Slot: Tomas Evangelista should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. DEF looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 11.5%.
- Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked QB left on the board, Tomas Evangelista may have reached a little on Michael Vick in the ninth round (85th overall pick vs. ADP of 115.4).
- It's How You Finish: Tomas Evangelista had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- On the Rise: Tomas Evangelista hopes to break through this season, led by six players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
- Super Sleeper: Tomas Evangelista hopes that a pair of late-round sleepers will break out this season (Fred Davis and Vincent Brown).
- New-Age QB: With 737 projected rushing yards (ranking second among QBs), Michael Vick has multiple ways to bring in points.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (5th Pick)
LeSean McCoy ranks seventh in the league among RBs with 218 projected fantasy points, 32.5% higher than the average at that position.
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (16th Pick)
Raising Trophies: A.J. Green knows about winning the big one. He was the fifth-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
- C. Kaepernick
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Colin Kaepernick can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 803 projected rushing yards, he ranks first among QBs in that category.
- M. Colston
4th Round (36th Pick)
While drafted 36th overall, Marques Colston is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (13th with 7.8) or receiving yards (25th with 1,010).
- Frank Gore
5th Round (45th Pick)
Paydirt Found: Frank Gore is expected to finish sixth in the NFL in rushing TDs with 9.1.
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on Tomas Evangelista, TE (6.4% below the league average at that spot) and WR (4.5%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.44
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.87
Rank: 100 ADP: 112.75
Rank: 112 ADP: 121.68
- 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..."