Draft Grade: C+
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking 10th overall, SuhStompsYou! is projected to land in sixth place in Yahoo Public 700335 League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,373 points). With their first five picks, SuhStompsYou! focused on balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (30th overall), RBs Trent Richardson (10th) and Darren McFadden (50th), and WRs Dez Bryant (11th) and Dwayne Bowe (31st). They have the least prolific combo of QBs in the league, as they added Newton and Sam Bradford.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might require some artful managing by the coach of SuhStompsYou!. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have the most difficult schedule in the league. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, SuhStompsYou! also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 1, SuhStompsYou! 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: SuhStompsYou! only had one above-average position grouping, TE, which is projected to beat the league mean at that slot by 12.7%.
- The Sky's the Limit: With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, SuhStompsYou! hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of SuhStompsYou!. They minimized risk by selecting five consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, SuhStompsYou! grabbed Jordan Cameron with pick No. 131.
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 4.3 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 2 with 7.2 years).
- A Pair of Winners: SuhStompsYou! has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Dez Bryant and Tony Gonzalez) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- T. Richardson
1st Round (10th Pick)
Running, Catching, Winning: Trent Richardson can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fifth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 451.
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (11th Pick)
Dez Bryant ranks fifth in the league among WRs with 179 projected fantasy points, 31.3% higher than the average at that position.
- Cam Newton
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Cam Newton can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 633 projected rushing yards, he ranks third among QBs in that category.
- Dwayne Bowe
4th Round (31st Pick)
While drafted 31st overall, Dwayne Bowe is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (20th with 6.9) or receiving yards (15th with 1,093).
- D. McFadden
5th Round (50th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fifth-round pick, SuhStompsYou! threw caution to the wind. They took Darren McFadden at pick number 50 vs. an ADP of 67.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
With five subpar positions on SuhStompsYou!, QB (5.6% below the league average at that spot) and K (5.4%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 145 ADP: 124.52
Rank: 147 ADP: 119.11
Rank: 260 ADP: 137.67
Rank: 265 ADP: 145.37
- 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..."