Draft Grade: B
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John's Boss Team parlayed a solid draft slot (fourth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (1,400 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Yahoo Public 700335 League. With five WRs on the roster, John's Boss Team might have more quantity than quality at that spot; their WRs are projected to average 130 points this season, fewer than the league average of 136. They ended up with the lowest-scoring quartet of WRs in the league, as they added Larry Fitzgerald, Reggie Wayne, Emmanuel Sanders, and Cecil Shorts.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, John'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 softer-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for John's Boss Team. Starting in Week 3, John'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.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with four better-than-average positions, TE is the best player grouping on John's Boss Team (13.5% above the league average for that group).
- Earning Your Paycheck: John's Boss Team will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Emmanuel Sanders), fourth- (Cecil Shorts), and fifth-ranked (Sidney Rice) WRs.
- Team of Champions: John's Boss Team 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 Doug Martin, Jimmy Graham, and Reggie Wayne.
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and John's Boss Team may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Don't Rock the Boat: John's Boss Team was focused on a steady squad, grabbing six consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, John's Boss Team grabbed Ed Dickson with pick No. 137.
Toyota Top Picks
- Doug Martin
1st Round (4th Pick)
Moving the Chains: Doug Martin is expected to rank third in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 237 (25.9% higher than the average RB).
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (17th Pick)
Jimmy Graham was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 77.5% more points than the average player at that position.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (24th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 700335 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- Lamar Miller
4th Round (37th Pick)
Biggest Reach: John's Boss Team may have reached a bit for their fourth-round choice. Lamar Miller, taken with the 37th overall pick, has an ADP of 50.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Reggie Wayne
5th Round (44th Pick)
While drafted 44th overall, Reggie Wayne is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (32nd with 6.0) or receiving yards (16th with 1,092).
Calling an Audible
RB (5.2% below the league average at that position) and WR (4.7%) are projected as relatively weak units for John's Boss Team.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 79 ADP: 110.24
Rank: 81 ADP: 114.96
Rank: 130 ADP: 136.06
Rank: 132 ADP: 130.26
- 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..."