Draft Grade: D+
Ouch. Prove these ratings wrong by nominating yourself for the Toyota Hall of Fame.
The poor draft position for Gauzed proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 641490 League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,305 points). With their first five picks, Gauzed focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (32nd overall), RBs Alfred Morris (9th) and Frank Gore (29th), and WRs Dez Bryant (12th) and Eric Decker (49th). They have one of the best combos of QBs in the league, as they picked up Kaepernick and Matt Ryan for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 looks to be a tough one for Gauzed, as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. They have the most difficult slate in Yahoo Public 641490 League when factoring in opponents' projected points. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Gauzed also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 2, Gauzed 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: Gauzed has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, QB (by 4.2%) and RB (1.6%).
- Taking a Chance: With their ninth-round pick, Gauzed threw caution to the wind. They took Shane Vereen at pick number 89 vs. an ADP of 107.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Beginning with a Bang: Gauzed got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- The Sky's the Limit: With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Gauzed hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Young and Hungry: Gauzed is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.6 years of NFL experience.
- Single Serving: Forsaking roster depth, Gauzed opted to select only one player at each of three positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Toyota Top Picks
- Alfred Morris
1st Round (9th Pick)
Moving the Chains: Alfred Morris is expected to rank 10th in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 210 (20.0% higher than the average RB).
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (12th Pick)
Count the Rings: Last season, owning Dez Bryant usually equalled fantasy success. Among all players, he ranked in the top 20 across all Yahoo! leagues in individual championship percentage (16th), a trend that Gauzed hopes will continue this year.
- Frank Gore
3rd Round (29th Pick)
Paydirt Found: Frank Gore is expected to finish sixth in the NFL in rushing TDs with 9.1.
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (32nd Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Colin Kaepernick can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 803 projected rushing yards, he ranks first among QBs in that category.
- Eric Decker
5th Round (49th Pick)
Eric Decker is expected to reach paydirt 8.8 times, placing him eighth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
Calling an Audible
With four subpar positions on Gauzed, TE (19.6% below the league average at that spot) and DEF (19.4%) 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: 258 ADP: 146.47
Rank: 262 ADP: 142.42
- 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..."