Draft Grade: C
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Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (sixth overall), Supreme Clientelle was unable to conjure up any fantasy magic. With a projected record of 5-9-0 (1,335 points), they're picked to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 641490 League. With their first five picks, Supreme Clientelle focused on balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (15th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (6th) and Le'Veon Bell (35th), and WRs Marques Colston (26th) and Torrey Smith (46th). They landed the worst set of RBs in the league, as they scooped up McCoy, Bell, Danny Woodhead, and Mikel Leshoure for their rotation.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Supreme Clientelle has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. From a projected points standpoint, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Supreme Clientelle also has the second-toughest first four games of the season. Starting in Week 9, Supreme Clientelle 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: Supreme Clientelle is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (DEF and QB), but DEF is clearly their best unit (26.6% above the league average).
- On Autopilot: Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for Supreme Clientelle, as the projected points difference between their second-ranked (Le'Veon Bell) and third-ranked (Danny Woodhead) RBs is significant.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Supreme Clientelle. They minimized risk by selecting five consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Supreme Clientelle may know something no one else does, grabbing Danny Woodhead, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (5%).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Supreme Clientelle will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Matt Prater) and only DEF (Denver) will both be on bye that week.
- Mr. Irrelevant: The choice of Mikel Leshoure with the 146th pick gave Supreme Clientelle the worst pick of the last round in terms of projected points.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (6th Pick)
LeSean McCoy ranks eighth in the league among RBs with 219 projected fantasy points, 25.3% higher than the average at that position.
- Drew Brees
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Drew Brees has winning in his blood. He was the 12th-most-owned player by championship teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season, as well as the 10th-most-owned player by playoff teams.
- M. Colston
3rd Round (26th Pick)
Although Marques Colston was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 8.3% more points than the average player at that position.
- Le'Veon Bell
4th Round (35th Pick)
Le'Veon Bell was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 6.8% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (46th Pick)
Supreme Clientelle selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.4, TDs over 40 yards with 2.6, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.5%.
Calling an Audible
With four subpar positions on Supreme Clientelle, TE (21.5% below the league average at that spot) and RB (20.0%) 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..."