Draft Grade: B
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking 10th overall, Cole's Crazy Team is projected to land in fifth place in Yahoo Public 641490 League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,424 points). With their first five picks, Cole's Crazy Team focused on balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (50th overall), RBs C.J. Spiller (10th) and Trent Richardson (11th), and WRs Victor Cruz (30th) and Roddy White (31st). They ended up with one of the highest-scoring triumvirates of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Spiller, Richardson, and Ryan Mathews to lead the way.
The Season Ahead
Week 12 figures to be a difficult one for Cole's Crazy Team. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. They have a more-challenging-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Cole's Crazy Team also has the most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 1, Cole's Crazy Team 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.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with four better-than-average positions, RB is the best player grouping on Cole's Crazy Team (14.7% above the league average for that group).
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Cole's Crazy Team. They minimized risk by selecting 11 consistent players among their 15 picks.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? Cole's Crazy Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
- Long Bomber: Hope Yahoo Public 641490 League has a bonus for FGs from beyond 50 yards. Blair Walsh is projected to lead the NFL with 5.1 makes from that distance.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (10th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish seventh in the league with 330 touches.
- T. Richardson
2nd Round (11th Pick)
Traditionalist: Cole's Crazy Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing C.J. Spiller and Trent Richardson right off the bat.
- Victor Cruz
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Postseason Hero: Last season, owning Victor Cruz usually equalled fantasy success. Among all players, he ranked in the top 20 across all Yahoo! leagues in individual playoff percentage (20th), a trend that Cole's Crazy Team hopes will continue this year.
- Roddy White
4th Round (31st Pick)
Value Found: Roddy White is expected to score 22.9% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Russell Wilson
5th Round (50th Pick)
Russell Wilson is projected to finish ninth in the NFL in passing TDs with 26.8.
Calling an Audible
Cole's Crazy Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and QB), but TE is clearly their worst unit (11.4% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.45
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.56
Rank: 181 ADP: 125.56
- 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..."