Draft Grade: C
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The poor draft position for Torgo's Hand proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 700335 League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,333 points). With their first five picks, Torgo's Hand focused on balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (12th overall), RBs Ray Rice (9th) and Chris Johnson (29th), and WRs Andre Johnson (32nd) and Wes Welker (49th). They ended up with the worst tandem of TEs in the league, as they picked up Jared Cook and Dennis Pitta for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 figures to be a difficult one for Torgo's Hand. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (5) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Torgo's Hand. Starting in Week 6, Torgo's Hand 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.
- Stoutest Slot: Torgo's Hand should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. DEF looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 9.0%.
- Taking a Chance: With their ninth-round pick, Torgo's Hand threw caution to the wind. They took Lawrence Tynes at pick number 89 vs. an ADP of 127.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.9 years of NFL experience, Torgo's Hand is the oldest team in the league.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Torgo's Hand was focused on a steady squad, grabbing five consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Good News, Bad News: The good news is that the draft for Torgo's Hand was consistent throughout. The bad news is that it was consistently the worst in the league in terms of projected points (over both the first and second halves of the draft).
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Torgo's Hand grabbed Aaron Dobson with pick No. 129.
Toyota Top Picks
- Ray Rice
1st Round (9th Pick)
Although Ray Rice was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 8.1% more points than the average player at that position.
- Drew Brees
2nd Round (12th Pick)
Torgo's Hand drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He is projected to lead NFL QBs in both plays over 40 yards with 11.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.5.
- Chris Johnson
3rd Round (29th Pick)
Chris Johnson was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 1.2% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Andre Johnson
4th Round (32nd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 700335 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Wes Welker
5th Round (49th Pick)
Wes Welker went with the 49th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (42nd) and receiving yards (29th) with 5.3 and 967 respectively.
Calling an Audible
While Torgo's Hand is projected to have three below-average positions, TE is clearly their worst unit (49.0% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.48
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.81
Rank: 181 ADP: 125.91
Rank: 184 ADP: 121.37
- 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..."