Draft Grade: C+
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MVP for JPG was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting second overall, they're projected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 700335 League with a mark of 6-8-0 (1,363 points). With their first five picks, MVP for JPG focused on balance, selecting QB Matt Ryan (39th overall), RBs Frank Gore (19th) and Le'Veon Bell (42nd), and WRs Calvin Johnson (2nd) and Julio Jones (22nd). They landed the most prolific foursome of WRs in the league, as they added Johnson, Jones, Michael Floyd, and Stevie Johnson.
The Season Ahead
Week 6 figures to test the depth of MVP for JPG, as it is the week when the most players (3) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, MVP for JPG also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 2, MVP for JPG 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: WR, the only better-than-average position on MVP for JPG, is projected to be 9.2% better than the league mean at that spot.
- Biggest Reach: By taking Andy Dalton with the 82nd overall pick, MVP for JPG might have pushed their luck according to his ADP of 122.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Don't Rock the Boat: MVP for JPG was focused on a steady squad, grabbing nine consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Single-Bar Facemasks: MVP for JPG knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Toyota Top Picks
- Calvin Johnson
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Calvin Johnson was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 54.9% more points than the average player at that position.
- Frank Gore
2nd Round (19th Pick)
According to projections, Frank Gore was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 4.2% more points than the average player at that position.
- Julio Jones
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
Value Found: Julio Jones is expected to score 37.9% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Matt Ryan
4th Round (39th Pick)
Estimates have Matt Ryan scoring 307 fantasy points, 8.5% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him sixth among QBs.
- Le'Veon Bell
5th Round (42nd Pick)
Le'Veon Bell was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 13.5% fewer points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
While MVP for JPG is projected to have five subpar positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (14.5% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 266 ADP: 124.54
New York Defense
Rank: 269 ADP: 125.19
Rank: 293 ADP: 125.48
Rank: 297 ADP: 124.18
- 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..."