Draft Grade: D+
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The poor draft position for Ken's Team proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish ninth in GCCL League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,277 points). Ken's Team waited until the eighth round to grab their first RB, scooping up Ahmad Bradshaw with the 72nd overall pick. They ended up with the most prolific tandem of TEs in the league, as they scooped up Jason Witten and Vernon Davis.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (6) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 might test the managerial chops of the Ken's Team coach. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have the hardest slate in GCCL League. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Ken's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 2, Ken's Team 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.
- Stoutest Slot: Ken's Team should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 13.9%.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Ken's Team, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Ahmad Bradshaw) and fourth-ranked (Mikel Leshoure) RBs.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Ken's Team will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (David Akers) and only DEF (San Francisco) will both be on bye that week.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Ken's Team. They minimized risk by selecting five consistent players among their 15 picks.
- He Can Catch, Too: Darren Sproles is a dual threat, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 714.
- Mr. Relevant: Ken's Team secured the best value pick of the final round, drafting Alex Smith at pick number 149.
Toyota Top Picks
- Aaron Rodgers
1st Round (9th Pick)
According to projections, Aaron Rodgers was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 21.2% more points than the average player at that position.
- Victor Cruz
2nd Round (12th Pick)
Victor Cruz ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 161 projected fantasy points, 15.9% higher than the average at that position.
- San Francisco Defense
3rd Round (29th Pick)
San Francisco was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 1.8% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Jason Witten
4th Round (32nd Pick)
Value Found: Jason Witten is expected to score 26.2% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Antonio Brown
5th Round (49th Pick)
Antonio Brown may not justify his 49th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (22nd with 1,022) and TDs (41st with 5.3).
Calling an Audible
While Ken's Team is projected to have three subpar positions, RB is clearly their worst unit (30.0% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 98 ADP: 123.78
Rank: 104 ADP: 120.06
Rank: 115 ADP: 125.35
Rank: 117 ADP: 125.77
- 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..."