Draft Grade: B
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When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with Darryl's Dandy Team, which flipped its seventh overall pick into a projected third-place finish in Yahoo Public 841251 League (11-3-0, 1,406 points). Darryl's Dandy Team stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Calvin Johnson (first round), Dez Bryant (second round), and Andre Johnson (fourth round). That early positional investment yielded the top set of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Darryl's Dandy Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. From a projected points standpoint, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. Although they have the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Darryl's Dandy Team actually has the toughest first four games of the season. An especially easy stretch appears to start in Week 4, during which Darryl's Dandy Team plays projected bottom-tier teams for two consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: Darryl's Dandy Team has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, DEF (by 11.3%) and WR (9.0%).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Darryl's Dandy Team, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Andre Johnson) and fourth-ranked (Denarius Moore) WRs.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Darryl's Dandy Team was focused on a steady squad, grabbing five consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Young and Hungry: Darryl's Dandy Team is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 5.0 years of NFL experience.
- Aging Stars: The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 6.7 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 10 with 3.0 years).
- A Pair of Winners: Darryl's Dandy Team has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
Toyota Top Picks
- Calvin Johnson
1st Round (7th Pick)
Value Found: Calvin Johnson is expected to score 54.6% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (14th Pick)
Dez Bryant ranks fifth in the league among WRs with 178 projected fantasy points, 30.9% higher than the average at that position.
- Chris Johnson
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Although Chris Johnson was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 2.9% more points than the average player at that position.
- Andre Johnson
4th Round (34th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 841251 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- DeMarco Murray
5th Round (47th Pick)
According to projections, DeMarco Murray will fall outside of the NFL top 10 in both rushing TDs (20th with 6.6) and yards (16th with 1,122).
Calling an Audible
With four subpar positions on Darryl's Dandy Team, TE (14.8% below the league average at that spot) and RB (14.5%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 163 ADP: 127.87
Rank: 168 ADP: 128.58
Rank: 84 ADP: 116.44
Rank: 89 ADP: 120.62
- 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..."