Draft Grade: B
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Keith's Neat Team couldn't weave their third overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up sixth in Yahoo Public 754498 League with a mark of 7-7-0 (1,383 points). With their first five picks, Keith's Neat Team focused on balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (38th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (3rd) and Stevan Ridley (18th), and WRs Julio Jones (23rd) and Antonio Brown (43rd). They have one of the least prolific pairs of QBs in the league, as they added Brady and Sam Bradford.
The Season Ahead
While Week 11 has the most players on bye for Keith's Neat Team (4), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the weakest schedules in the league. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Keith's Neat Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season. Keith's Neat Team has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Best Position: Keith's Neat Team has four above-average positions with TE (12.4% above the league positional average) and K (7.9%) projected to lead the way.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Keith's Neat Team. They minimized risk by selecting seven consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 754498 League, Keith's Neat Team may have found a gem in Tavon Austin. Including his 1,201 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 2,013 all-purpose yards.
- A Pair of Winners: Keith's Neat Team has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- D-Fence: The best offense is a good defense? Keith's Neat Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (3rd Pick)
LeSean McCoy is projected to finish eighth in the league with 1,614 total yards (1,235 rushing, 378 receiving).
- Stevan Ridley
2nd Round (18th Pick)
Traditionalist: Keith's Neat Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Stevan Ridley right off the bat.
- Julio Jones
3rd Round (23rd Pick)
Julio Jones was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 37.6% more points than the average player at that position.
- Tom Brady
4th Round (38th Pick)
Estimates have Tom Brady scoring 318 fantasy points, 10.9% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him fifth among QBs.
- Antonio Brown
5th Round (43rd Pick)
Antonio Brown went with the 43rd pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (39th) and receiving yards (17th) with 5.4 and 1,059 respectively.
Calling an Audible
Keith's Neat Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (DEF and QB), but DEF is clearly their weakest unit (13.9% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 260 ADP: 130.02
New York Defense
Rank: 262 ADP: 126.32
Rank: 286 ADP: 127.03
Rank: 290 ADP: 126.92
- 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..."