Draft Grade: C
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking seventh overall, BrianP's Boss Team is projected to land in seventh place in Yahoo Public 641490 League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,373 points). BrianP's Boss Team waited until the eighth round to secure their top quarterback, picking up Andrew Luck with the 74th overall selection. They have one of the most prolific tandems of TEs in the league, as they picked up Jimmy Graham and Brandon Pettigrew for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, BrianP's Boss Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have a more-challenging-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, BrianP's Boss Team has the second-easiest first four games of the season. Starting in Week 4, BrianP's Boss 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.
- Stoutest Slot: BrianP's Boss Team should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 25.5%.
- QB Controversy?: The coach of BrianP's Boss Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Andrew Luck) and second-drafted QB (Tony Romo) have very similar seasonal point projections.
- It's How You Finish: BrianP's Boss Team had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of BrianP's Boss Team. They minimized risk by selecting six consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, BrianP's Boss Team grabbed Ryan Broyles with pick No. 134.
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 641490 League, BrianP's Boss Team may have found a gem in Darren Sproles. Including his 1,106 projected return yards, he ranks second in the league with 2,186 all-purpose yards.
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (7th Pick)
Marshawn Lynch is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,579 total yards (1,385 rushing, 194 receiving).
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Value Found: Jimmy Graham is expected to score 65.7% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (27th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 641490 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- Reggie Bush
4th Round (34th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fourth-round pick, BrianP's Boss Team threw caution to the wind. They took Reggie Bush at pick number 34 vs. an ADP of 59.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Jordy Nelson
5th Round (47th Pick)
Jordy Nelson was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 17.3% more points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
WR (2.3% below the league average at that position) and QB (1.5%) are projected as relatively weak units for BrianP's Boss Team.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 133 ADP: 123.28
Rank: 135 ADP: 127.91
Rank: 131 ADP: 133.97
Rank: 145 ADP: 124.79
- 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..."