Draft Grade: D
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The poor draft position for A LeGarrette Blount proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish 12th in Pats Pulpit I Bledsoe League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,293 points). A LeGarrette Blount loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs Julio Jones (second round), Danny Amendola (third round), Eric Decker (sixth round), and Cecil Shorts (seventh round). That early positional investment yielded the highest-scoring foursome of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 looks to be a tough one for A LeGarrette Blount. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (5) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the hardest schedules in the league. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for A LeGarrette Blount. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 2, during which A LeGarrette Blount plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: A LeGarrette Blount has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, QB (by 13.4%) and WR (7.7%).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for A LeGarrette Blount, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Danny Woodhead) and fourth-ranked (Ben Tate) RBs.
- The Sky's the Limit: With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, A LeGarrette Blount hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of A LeGarrette Blount. They minimized risk by selecting five consistent players among their 14 picks.
- A Pair of Winners: A LeGarrette Blount has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Marshawn Lynch and Peyton Manning) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Single Serving: Forsaking roster depth, A LeGarrette Blount opted to select only one player at each of three positions (QB, TE, and DEF).
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (9th Pick)
Feed the Beast: Marshawn Lynch figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish ninth in the league with 319 touches.
- Julio Jones
2nd Round (16th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Julio Jones will bring extra value if Pats Pulpit I Bledsoe has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank 10th in the NFL with 89 receptions.
- Danny Amendola
3rd Round (33rd Pick)
Hands Team: Danny Amendola is a reception machine. He is projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.
- Peyton Manning
4th Round (40th Pick)
Biggest Steal: A LeGarrette Blount may have found a steal in the fourth round, grabbing Peyton Manning (40th overall pick vs. ADP of 26.1).
- Shane Vereen
5th Round (57th Pick)
Biggest Reach: A LeGarrette Blount went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Shane Vereen has an ADP of 104.8, but A LeGarrette Blount grabbed him at pick No. 57.
Calling an Audible
While A LeGarrette Blount is projected to have three below-average positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit (30.9% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 204 ADP: 132.68
Green Bay Defense
Rank: 208 ADP: 127.49
New York Defense
Rank: 234 ADP: 140.71
San Diego Defense
Rank: 236 ADP: 144.77
- 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..."