Draft Grade: B
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking seventh overall, Bryson's Team is projected to land in fifth place in Yahoo Public 731515 League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,399 points). Bryson's Team stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs A.J. Green (second round), Victor Cruz (third round), and Reggie Wayne (fifth round). They have the least prolific pair of RBs in the league, as they added LeSean McCoy and Lamar Miller.
The Season Ahead
Week 12 appears to be a tricky one, as the top two projected scorers (Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton) for Bryson's Team will be relaxing during off weeks. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a harder-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 Bryson's Team. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 5, when Bryson's Team battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: While Bryson's Team is projected to have four better-than-average positions, DEF is clearly their best unit (13.3% above the league average).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Bryson's Team might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 12, as both QBs they selected will be on bye that week (Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton).
- Team of Champions: Bryson's Team has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include A.J. Green, Reggie Wayne, and Stephen Gostkowski.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Bryson's Team, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Reggie Wayne) and fourth-ranked (Kenny Britt) WRs.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With eight consistent players among their 15 picks, Bryson's Team is looking for reliable help.
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 3.2 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 2 with 7.1 years).
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (7th Pick)
Moving the Chains: LeSean McCoy is expected to rank eighth in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 218 (22.1% higher than the average RB).
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (14th Pick)
A.J. Green ranks sixth in the league among WRs with 178 projected fantasy points, 31.3% higher than the average at that position.
- Victor Cruz
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Victor Cruz ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 161 projected fantasy points, 18.7% higher than the average at that position.
- Lamar Miller
4th Round (34th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fourth-round pick, Bryson's Team threw caution to the wind. They took Lamar Miller at pick number 34 vs. an ADP of 50.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Reggie Wayne
5th Round (47th Pick)
Reggie Wayne may not justify his 47th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (16th with 1,092) and TDs (32nd with 6.0).
Calling an Audible
QB (5.4% below the league average at that position) and RB (2.1%) are projected as relatively weak units for Bryson's Team.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 131 ADP: 133.94
Rank: 144 ADP: 126.35
Rank: 82 ADP: 116.02
Rank: 84 ADP: 119.29
- 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..."