Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fourth overall), Tom T.'s Team looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 841251 League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,318 points). With their first five picks, Tom T.'s Team focused on balance, selecting QB Colin Kaepernick (44th overall), RBs Alfred Morris (4th) and Stevan Ridley (17th), and WRs Victor Cruz (24th) and Danny Amendola (37th). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring sets of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Morris, Ridley, Montee Ball, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis for their rotation.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 figures to be a difficult one for Tom T.'s Team. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult schedules in the league. Tom T.'s Team will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 6, Tom T.'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.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with three better-than-average positions, TE is the best player grouping on Tom T.'s Team (12.5% above the league average for that group).
- Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked WR left on the board, Tom T.'s Team may have reached a little on Lance Moore in the ninth round (84th overall pick vs. ADP of 106.7).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Tom T.'s Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Vernon Davis) and only DEF (Arizona) will both be idle that week.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Tom T.'s Team was focused on a steady squad, grabbing eight consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Tom T.'s Team may know something no one else does, grabbing Danny Woodhead, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (6%).
- Single Serving: Forsaking roster depth, Tom T.'s Team opted to select only one player at each of three positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Toyota Top Picks
- Alfred Morris
1st Round (4th Pick)
According to projections, Alfred Morris was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 13.9% more points than the average player at that position.
- Stevan Ridley
2nd Round (17th Pick)
Traditionalist: Tom T.'s Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Alfred Morris and Stevan Ridley right off the bat.
- Victor Cruz
3rd Round (24th Pick)
Mr. December: Victor Cruz has a winning pedigree. He was the 20th-most-owned player by playoff teams across all Yahoo! leagues last season.
- Danny Amendola
4th Round (37th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Projected to snag an NFL-leading 106 balls, Danny Amendola will provide added pop if Yahoo Public 841251 has a PPR format.
- C. Kaepernick
5th Round (44th Pick)
Colin Kaepernick was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 13.9% more points than the average player at that position.
Calling an Audible
While Tom T.'s Team is projected to have three below-average positions, RB is clearly their worst unit (16.5% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 84 ADP: 116.44
Rank: 89 ADP: 120.62
Rank: 94 ADP: 120.05
Rank: 95 ADP: 119.28
- 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..."