Draft Grade: C
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The poor draft position for Moss This Moss That proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish 10th in Pats Pulpit II Bruschi League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,407 points). Moss This Moss That opted for balance early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (16th overall), RB Alfred Morris (9th), WR Andre Johnson (33rd), and TE Vernon Davis (40th) within the first five rounds. They landed the highest-scoring tandem of QBs in the league, as they picked up Rodgers and Michael Vick for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Moss This Moss That has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. They have a harder-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Moss This Moss That also has the second-toughest first four games of the season. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 9, during which Moss This Moss That plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: With three better-than-average positions on Moss This Moss That, QB (15.5% above the league average) and DEF (12.1%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, Moss This Moss That got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Denver (105th overall pick vs. ADP of 77.6).
- Digging Deep: Bilal Powell is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (2%). Perhaps he will reward Moss This Moss That for their faith.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Moss This Moss That was focused on a steady squad, grabbing six consistent players out of 15 picks.
- No Country for Old Men: With an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience, Moss This Moss That is the oldest team in the league.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Moss This Moss That grabbed Aaron Dobson with pick No. 177.
Toyota Top Picks
- Alfred Morris
1st Round (9th Pick)
According to projections, Alfred Morris was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 20.0% more points than the average player at that position.
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (16th Pick)
With 345 projected fantasy points (23.7% more than the average QB), Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs in that category.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (33rd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Pats Pulpit II Bruschi has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Vernon Davis
4th Round (40th Pick)
Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the league among TEs with 149 projected fantasy points, 13.8% higher than the average at that position.
- James Jones
5th Round (57th Pick)
While drafted 57th overall, James Jones is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (11th with 8.0) or receiving yards (47th with 809).
Calling an Audible
While Moss This Moss That is projected to have three subpar positions, RB is clearly their weakest unit (26.2% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 114 ADP: 124.02
Rank: 117 ADP: 125.36
Rank: 119 ADP: 125.8
Rank: 125 ADP: 120.41
- 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..."