Draft Grade: A
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (second overall), Mike's Team had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish first in Yahoo Public 863377 League with a record of 13-1-0 (1,463 points). Mike's Team stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (third round), Danny Amendola (fourth round), and Marques Colston (fifth round). They have the most prolific combo of RBs in the league, as they added Adrian Peterson and Stevan Ridley.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Mike's 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 weaker-than-average slate. Despite having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Mike's Team actually has the second-most difficult last four games of the season. Mike's Team has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Strongest Position: With five better-than-average positions on Mike's Team, RB (13.5% above the league average) and DEF (10.6%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Team of Champions: Mike's Team has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Adrian Peterson, Brandon Marshall, and Matt Bryant.
- Cream of the Crop: At four different roster spots, Mike's Team picked up projected top-2 players (including Adrian Peterson, Matt Bryant, and Brandon Marshall).
- Don't Rock the Boat: Mike's Team was focused on a steady squad, grabbing eight consistent players out of 15 picks.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Mike's Team grabbed Jordan Cameron with pick No. 122.
- Big D: They say that defense wins championships, but maybe not in fantasy football. Mike's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (2nd Pick)
Freight Train: Adrian Peterson is projected to lead all RBs with 269 fantasy points (51.2% more than the average RB).
- Stevan Ridley
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Although Stevan Ridley was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 9.1% more points than the average player at that position.
- B. Marshall
3rd Round (22nd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Brandon Marshall will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 863377 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank third in the NFL with 104 receptions.
- Danny Amendola
4th Round (39th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Projected to snag an NFL-leading 106 balls, Danny Amendola will provide added pop if Yahoo Public 863377 has a PPR format.
- M. Colston
5th Round (42nd Pick)
Marques Colston went with the 42nd pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (13th) and receiving yards (26th) with 7.8 and 1,010 respectively.
Calling an Audible
QB, the only below-average position on Mike's Team, is projected to be 7.7% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 135 ADP: 126.24
Rank: 142 ADP: 123.83
Rank: 144 ADP: 126.28
Rank: 147 ADP: 129.82
- 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..."