Draft Grade: D
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Team Situs was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting second overall, they're projected to finish 11th in Pats Pulpit I Bledsoe League with a mark of 2-12-0 (1,328 points). Team Situs opted for balance early, selecting QB Tom Brady (23rd overall), RB Montee Ball (50th), WR Calvin Johnson (2nd), and TE Vernon Davis (47th) within the first five rounds. They have the top combo of QBs in the league, as they scooped up Colin Kaepernick and Brady.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 might require some artful managing by the coach of Team Situs. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (6) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have the most difficult schedule in the league. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Team Situs also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 9, during which Team Situs plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: Team Situs has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, QB (by 15.9%) and DEF (14.6%).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Team Situs, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Denarius Moore) and fourth-ranked (Kenny Stills) WRs.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, Team Situs picked up projected top-3 players (including Calvin Johnson, Colin Kaepernick, and Seattle).
- QB Controversy?: The coach of Team Situs might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Tom Brady) and second-drafted QB (Colin Kaepernick) have very similar seasonal point projections.
- Mr. Mendoza: Kenny Stills is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (1%). Let's hope that a.) Team Situs has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Risk Lover: Team Situs would play well in Vegas; they rolled the dice on six gambles in 14 picks.
Toyota Top Picks
- Calvin Johnson
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Value Found: Calvin Johnson is expected to score 63.8% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Tom Brady
2nd Round (23rd Pick)
Although Tom Brady was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 14.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- C. Kaepernick
3rd Round (26th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Team Situs took Colin Kaepernick in the third 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 (26th overall pick vs. ADP of 39.6).
- Vernon Davis
4th Round (47th Pick)
According to projections, Vernon Davis was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 10.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- Montee Ball
5th Round (50th Pick)
No Faith in Tradition: Team Situs said no to the RB-RB tradition of fantasy drafting, waiting until the fifth round to pick up their first RB (Montee Ball).
Calling an Audible
While Team Situs is projected to have four below-average positions, RB is clearly their worst unit (35.2% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 114 ADP: 124.02
Rank: 119 ADP: 125.8
Rank: 120 ADP: 123.19
Rank: 131 ADP: 117.35
- 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..."