Draft Grade: B
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Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (seventh overall), Kevin's Team was unable to conjure up any fantasy magic. With a projected record of 3-11-0 (1,386 points), they're picked to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 700335 League. With their first five picks, Kevin's Team focused on balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (47th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (7th) and Steven Jackson (14th), and WRs Roddy White (27th) and Vincent Jackson (34th). They have a solid foursome of WRs, as they added White, Jackson, Eric Decker, and T.Y. Hilton.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 might test the managerial chops of the Kevin's Team coach. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (6) and projected fantasy points on bye. They have a more-difficult-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. Kevin's Team could run into an early buzzsaw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 5, Kevin'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: With three better-than-average positions on Kevin's Team, WR (4.1% above the league average) and QB (0.6%) are projected as especially strong units.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Kevin's Team, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Eric Decker) and fourth-ranked (T.Y. Hilton) WRs.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Kevin's Team was focused on a steady squad, grabbing seven consistent players out of 15 picks.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? Kevin's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (7th Pick)
LeSean McCoy ranks eighth in the league among RBs with 218 projected fantasy points, 15.9% higher than the average at that position.
- Steven Jackson
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Traditionalist: Kevin's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Steven Jackson right off the bat.
- Roddy White
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Roddy White ranks seventh in the league among WRs with 166 projected fantasy points, 21.6% higher than the average at that position.
- V. Jackson
4th Round (34th Pick)
Value Found: Vincent Jackson is expected to score 16.9% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Russell Wilson
5th Round (47th Pick)
Russell Wilson is projected to finish ninth in the NFL in passing TDs with 26.8.
Calling an Audible
With three below-average positions on Kevin's Team, TE (6.5% below the league average at that spot) and DEF (0.3%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.48
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.81
Rank: 266 ADP: 124.54
New York Defense
Rank: 269 ADP: 125.19
- 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..."