Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (third overall), DollaDollaBillYa'll looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in Kellys Place NFC League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,363 points). With their first five picks, DollaDollaBillYa'll focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (18th overall), RBs Arian Foster (3rd) and Darren Sproles (38th), and WRs Andre Johnson (23rd) and Hakeem Nicks (43rd). They ended up with the lowest-scoring foursome of RBs in the league, as they picked up Foster, Sproles, Shonn Greene, and LeGarrette Blount for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 figures to be a difficult one for DollaDollaBillYa'll. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (6) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest slates in Kellys Place NFC League. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, DollaDollaBillYa'll also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 8, DollaDollaBillYa'll 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, the only better-than-average position on DollaDollaBillYa'll, is projected to be 1.7% better than the league mean at that spot.
- On the Rise: DollaDollaBillYa'll hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
- Mr. Irrelevant: DollaDollaBillYa'll may know something no one else does, grabbing Mark Sanchez, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%).
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Kellys Place NFC League, DollaDollaBillYa'll may have found a gem in Jacoby Jones. Including his 1,347 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 2,072 all-purpose yards.
- Ending with a Whimper: DollaDollaBillYa'll didn't end the night the way they might have liked, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (3rd Pick)
DollaDollaBillYa'll 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 3.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.7.
- C. Kaepernick
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: DollaDollaBillYa'll took Colin Kaepernick in the second round, getting the highest-ranked QB left on the board. However, according to ADP, it might have been a bit of a stretch at that pick (18th overall pick vs. ADP of 39.4).
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (23rd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Kellys Place NFC has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Darren Sproles
4th Round (38th Pick)
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.
- Hakeem Nicks
5th Round (43rd Pick)
While drafted 43rd overall, Hakeem Nicks is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (17th with 7.5) or receiving yards (18th with 1,059).
Calling an Audible
While DollaDollaBillYa'll is projected to have five subpar positions, QB is clearly their weakest unit (28.7% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 122 ADP: 132.18
Rank: 138 ADP: 128.84
Rank: 142 ADP: 125.11
Rank: 163 ADP: 117.5
- 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..."