Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fifth overall), taste the wangbow looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 641490 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,334 points). With their first five picks, taste the wangbow focused on balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (16th overall), RBs Ray Rice (5th) and DeMarco Murray (36th), and WRs Andre Johnson (25th) and Hakeem Nicks (45th). They ended up with one of the worst quartets of RBs in the league, as they picked up Rice, Murray, Montee Ball, and Bryce Brown for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 figures to be a difficult one for taste the wangbow, as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest schedules in the league. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, taste the wangbow also has the toughest first four games of the season. Starting in Week 8, taste the wangbow 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: taste the wangbow only had one above-average position grouping, QB, which is projected to beat the league mean at that slot by 9.0%.
- On Autopilot: Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for taste the wangbow, as the projected points difference between their second-ranked (DeMarco Murray) and third-ranked (Montee Ball) RBs is significant.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With eight consistent players among their 15 picks, taste the wangbow is looking for reliable help.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, taste the wangbow grabbed Jordan Cameron with pick No. 145.
- Starting Slow: taste the wangbow got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Toyota Top Picks
- Ray Rice
1st Round (5th Pick)
Although Ray Rice was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 16.5% more points than the average player at that position.
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (16th Pick)
With 345 projected fantasy points (22.8% more than the average QB), Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs in that category.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (25th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 641490 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- DeMarco Murray
4th Round (36th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: taste the wangbow snagged the highest-ranked RB left on the board when they selected DeMarco Murray in the fourth round, but according to ADP, it still may have been a stretch at that spot (36th pick vs. ADP of 56.3).
- Hakeem Nicks
5th Round (45th Pick)
Hakeem Nicks may not justify his 45th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (19th with 1,057) and TDs (17th with 7.5).
Calling an Audible
With five subpar positions on taste the wangbow, TE (13.9% below the league average at that spot) and RB (12.2%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.45
Rank: 81 ADP: 115.68
Rank: 82 ADP: 115.8
- 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..."