Draft Grade: D
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fifth overall), Team DDay looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 841251 League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,261 points). Team DDay stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Demaryius Thomas (third round), Reggie Wayne (fourth round), and Wes Welker (fifth round). They ended up with one of the worst pairs of QBs in the league, as they added Tony Romo and Eli Manning.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 might require some artful managing by the coach of Team DDay. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (3) and projected fantasy points on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have the toughest schedule in Yahoo Public 841251 League. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, Team DDay also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 4, Team DDay 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: Team DDay has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, K (by 7.9%) and WR (3.8%).
- Earning Your Paycheck: Team DDay will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Mike Williams), fourth- (Wes Welker), and fifth-ranked (T.Y. Hilton) WRs.
- Turning the Tables: The coach of Team DDay must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.
- It's How You Finish: Team DDay had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Team DDay grabbed Daryl Richardson with pick No. 125.
- Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 841251 League, Team DDay may have found a gem in Darren Sproles. Including his 1,106 projected return yards, he ranks second in the league with 2,186 all-purpose yards.
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (5th Pick)
LeSean McCoy ranks eighth in the league among RBs with 218 projected fantasy points, 20.7% higher than the average at that position.
- Eddie Lacy
2nd Round (16th Pick)
Biggest Reach: Team DDay went out on a limb with their second-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Eddie Lacy has an ADP of 90.0, but Team DDay grabbed him at pick No. 16.
- D. Thomas
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 181 projected fantasy points, 32.8% higher than the average at that position.
- Reggie Wayne
4th Round (36th Pick)
Reggie Wayne went with the 36th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (32nd) and receiving yards (16th) with 6.1 and 1,092 respectively.
- Wes Welker
5th Round (45th Pick)
Wes Welker may not justify his 45th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (28th with 967) and TDs (44th with 5.1).
Calling an Audible
While Team DDay is projected to have four subpar positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit (27.0% 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..."