Draft Grade: C+
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking sixth overall, steven's Team is projected to land in seventh place in Yahoo Public 841251 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,356 points). steven's Team stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Larry Fitzgerald (third round), Vincent Jackson (fourth round), and Torrey Smith (fifth round). That early positional investment yielded a solid set of WRs.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 is shaping up to be a tricky one for steven's Team, as it is the week when the most players (6) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. They have a more-difficult-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, steven's Team also has the most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 3, steven'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.
- Strongest Position: With three better-than-average positions on steven's Team, RB (10.6% above the league average) and K (5.8%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With seven consistent players among their 15 picks, steven's Team is looking for reliable help.
- A Pair of Winners: steven's Team has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Vincent Jackson and Stephen Gostkowski) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. steven's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (6th Pick)
Running, Catching, Winning: Jamaal Charles can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 479.
- Matt Forte
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Traditionalist: steven's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Jamaal Charles and Matt Forte right off the bat.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (26th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 841251 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- V. Jackson
4th Round (35th Pick)
Vincent Jackson was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 17.1% more points than the average player at that position.
- Torrey Smith
5th Round (46th Pick)
steven's Team selected the best big-play WR in the league in Torrey Smith. He is projected to pace NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.4, TDs over 40 yards with 2.6, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 11.5%.
Calling an Audible
While steven's Team is projected to have three subpar positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (15.1% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 251 ADP: 146.53
Rank: 255 ADP: 143.09
Rank: 259 ADP: 125.34
New York Defense
Rank: 262 ADP: 126.14
- 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..."