Draft Grade: B
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BROOKILLIN's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (second overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (1,395 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Yahoo Public 726907 League. With their first five picks, BROOKILLIN's Team focused on balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (22nd overall), RBs Arian Foster (2nd) and Frank Gore (39th), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (19th) and Danny Amendola (42nd). They landed the highest-scoring set of RBs in the league, as they picked up Foster, Gore and Chris Ivory for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 might test the managerial chops of the BROOKILLIN's Team coach, as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult slates in the league. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for BROOKILLIN's Team. Starting in Week 1, BROOKILLIN'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 BROOKILLIN's Team, TE (22.6% above the league average) and QB (19.5%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of BROOKILLIN's Team. They minimized risk by selecting seven consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: BROOKILLIN's Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Jason Witten) and only DEF (St. Louis) will both be idle that week.
- Super Sleeper: BROOKILLIN's Team hopes that a pair of late-round sleepers will break out this season (Giovani Bernard and Ronnie Hillman).
- A Pair of Winners: BROOKILLIN's Team has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Arian Foster and Demaryius Thomas) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Mr. Irrelevant: The choice of Ronnie Hillman with the 142nd pick gave BROOKILLIN's Team the worst pick of the last round in terms of projected points.
Toyota Top Picks
- Arian Foster
1st Round (2nd Pick)
BROOKILLIN's Team picked up the most dangerous RB in the league in Arian Foster, who is projected to top NFL RBs in both plays over 40 yards with 3.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.7.
- D. Thomas
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 182 projected fantasy points, 32.6% higher than the average at that position.
- Aaron Rodgers
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
With 345 projected fantasy points (19.5% more than the average QB), Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs in that category.
- Frank Gore
4th Round (39th Pick)
With 9.1 rushing TDs, Frank Gore is projected to finish sixth in the NFL in that category.
- Danny Amendola
5th Round (42nd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Projected to snag an NFL-leading 106 balls, Danny Amendola will provide added pop if Yahoo Public 726907 has a PPR format.
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on BROOKILLIN's Team, RB (10.9% below the league average at that spot) and DEF (10.4%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 97 ADP: 116.51
Rank: 98 ADP: 123.35
Rank: 258 ADP: 146.5
Rank: 262 ADP: 142.83
- 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..."