Draft Grade: B
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Robert's Team couldn't weave their fourth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up sixth in Yahoo Public 641490 League with a mark of 7-7-0 (1,409 points). With their first five picks, Robert's Team focused on balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (37th overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (4th) and Maurice Jones-Drew (24th), and WRs A.J. Green (17th) and Danny Amendola (44th). They ended up with the lowest-scoring pair of QBs in the league, as they picked up Newton and Michael Vick for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Robert's 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. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest schedules in the league. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Robert's Team also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season. Starting in Week 5, Robert's 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.
- Strongest Position: While Robert's Team is projected to have three better-than-average positions, RB is clearly their best unit (12.8% above the league average).
- Earning Your Paycheck: Robert's Team will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Cecil Shorts), fourth- (Kenny Britt), and fifth-ranked (Rueben Randle) WRs.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Robert's Team was focused on a steady squad, grabbing five consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Digging Deep: Rueben Randle is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (10%). Perhaps he will reward Robert's Team for their faith.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Robert's Team grabbed Rueben Randle with pick No. 137.
- New-Age QB: With 501 projected rushing yards (ranking fifth among QBs), Michael Vick has multiple ways to bring in points.
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (4th Pick)
Running, Catching, Winning: Jamaal Charles can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 478.
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (17th Pick)
Count the Rings: Last season, owning A.J. Green usually equalled fantasy success. Among all players, he ranked in the top 20 across all Yahoo! leagues in individual championship percentage (fifth), a trend that Robert's Team hopes will continue this year.
- M. Jones-Drew
3rd Round (24th Pick)
Feed the Beast: Maurice Jones-Drew figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish fourth in the league with 350 touches.
- Cam Newton
4th Round (37th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Cam Newton can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 633 projected rushing yards, he ranks second among QBs in that category.
- Danny Amendola
5th Round (44th Pick)
According to projections, Danny Amendola was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 5.8% more points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
While Robert's Team is projected to have three below-average positions, QB is clearly their worst unit (10.7% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 131 ADP: 133.97
Rank: 145 ADP: 124.79
Rank: 147 ADP: 118.86
Rank: 149 ADP: 117.73
- 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..."