Draft Grade: B
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (second overall), Room Service had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish second in Yahoo Public 641490 League with a record of 10-4-0 (1,424 points). With their first five picks, Room Service focused on balance, selecting QB Robert Griffin III (42nd overall), RBs Arian Foster (2nd) and Matt Forte (19th), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (22nd) and Dwayne Bowe (39th). They landed the most prolific threesome of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Foster, Forte, and Chris Ivory to lead the way.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 is shaping up to be a tricky one for Room Service, 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 a weaker-than-average slate. Room Service will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 6, when Room Service battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Stoutest Slot: Room Service should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. RB looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 19.4%.
- Team of Champions: Room Service has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Arian Foster, Demaryius Thomas, and Matt Bryant.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Room Service was focused on a steady squad, grabbing 11 consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 9 in the league with an average of 4.6 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 1 with 7.2 years).
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. Room Service chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Room Service picked up the most dangerous RB in the league in Arian Foster, who is projected to top NFL RBs in both plays over 40 yards with 3.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.7.
- Matt Forte
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Traditionalist: Room Service stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Arian Foster and Matt Forte right off the bat.
- D. Thomas
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 182 projected fantasy points, 35.0% higher than the average at that position.
- Dwayne Bowe
4th Round (39th Pick)
While drafted 39th overall, Dwayne Bowe is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (20th with 6.9) or receiving yards (16th with 1,092).
- R. Griffin III
5th Round (42nd Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Robert Griffin III can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 587 projected rushing yards, he ranks third among QBs in that category.
Calling an Audible
QB (5.1% below the league average at that position) and DEF (4.1%) are projected as relatively weak units for Room Service.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 131 ADP: 133.97
Rank: 145 ADP: 124.79
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..."