Draft Grade: C+
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Vincent Iannacci couldn't weave their fifth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up seventh in Yahoo Public 700335 League with a mark of 6-8-0 (1,368 points). With their first five picks, Vincent Iannacci focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (36th overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (5th) and Matt Forte (16th), and WRs Victor Cruz (25th) and Hakeem Nicks (45th). They landed one of the lowest-scoring quartets of WRs in the league, as they picked up Cruz, Nicks, Mike Wallace, and Greg Jennings for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 looks to be a tough one for Vincent Iannacci. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest schedules in Yahoo Public 700335 League. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Vincent Iannacci has the second-toughest first four games of the season. Starting in Week 1, Vincent Iannacci 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: K (8.4% above the league average) and RB (2.7%) are projected as especially strong units for Vincent Iannacci.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Vincent Iannacci. They minimized risk by selecting nine consistent players among their 15 picks.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? Vincent Iannacci chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (5th Pick)
Running, Catching, Winning: Jamaal Charles can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 479.
- Matt Forte
2nd Round (16th Pick)
Traditionalist: Vincent Iannacci stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Jamaal Charles and Matt Forte right off the bat.
- Victor Cruz
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Victor Cruz ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 161 projected fantasy points, 17.9% higher than the average at that position.
- C. Kaepernick
4th Round (36th Pick)
New-Age QB: With 803 projected rushing yards (ranking first among QBs), Colin Kaepernick has multiple ways to bring in points.
- Hakeem Nicks
5th Round (45th Pick)
Hakeem Nicks may not justify his 45th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (18th with 1,059) and TDs (17th with 7.5).
Calling an Audible
While Vincent Iannacci is projected to have four below-average positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit (16.3% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 266 ADP: 124.54
New York Defense
Rank: 269 ADP: 125.19
Rank: 293 ADP: 125.48
Rank: 297 ADP: 124.18
- 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..."