Draft Grade: B
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Although they selected eighth overall, Josh's Team came through with a solid draft performance. They're projected to finish with a record of 10-4-0 (1,434 points), placing them second in Yahoo Public 700335 League. With their first five picks, Josh's Team focused on balance, selecting QB Peyton Manning (33rd overall), RBs C.J. Spiller (8th) and Alfred Morris (13th), and WRs Randall Cobb (28th) and Torrey Smith (48th). They ended up with one of the most prolific triumvirates of RBs in the league, as they added Spiller, Morris, and Chris Ivory.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 figures to test the depth of Josh's Team. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (5) and projected fantasy points on bye. They have one of the weakest slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Josh's Team. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 4, during which Josh's Team plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Stoutest Slot: Josh's Team should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. DEF looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 23.7%.
- Young and Hungry: Josh's Team is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.9 years of NFL experience.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With nine consistent players among their 15 picks, Josh's Team is looking for reliable help.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Josh's Team might need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 8, as both their DEFs will be on bye that week (Chicago and San Diego).
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Josh's Team grabbed Ryan Broyles with pick No. 133.
- A Pair of Winners: Josh's Team has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Randall Cobb and Peyton Manning) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- C.J. Spiller
1st Round (8th Pick)
Feed the Beast: C.J. Spiller figures to get the ball early and often, projected to finish sixth in the league with 340 touches.
- Alfred Morris
2nd Round (13th Pick)
Traditionalist: Josh's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing C.J. Spiller and Alfred Morris right off the bat.
- Randall Cobb
3rd Round (28th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 700335 League, Josh's Team may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,306 all-purpose yards.
- Peyton Manning
4th Round (33rd Pick)
Peyton Manning ranks fourth in the league among QBs with 319 projected fantasy points, 12.6% higher than the average at that position.
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (48th Pick)
Josh's Team selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.4, TDs over 40 yards with 2.6, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.5%.
Calling an Audible
Josh's Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their weakest unit (8.1% 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..."