Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fourth overall), Deli Fresh Colquitt looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in AP's Twitter People League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,163 points). With their first five picks, Deli Fresh Colquitt focused on balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (28th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (4th) and Chris Johnson (21st), and WRs DeSean Jackson (45th) and Wes Welker (52nd). They landed one of the lowest-scoring quartets of WRs in the league, as they picked up Antonio Brown, Jackson, Welker, and Kenny Britt for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 figures to test the depth of Deli Fresh Colquitt, as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have a harder-than-average slate. Deli Fresh Colquitt has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 7, Deli Fresh Colquitt 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: Deli Fresh Colquitt is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (RB and K), but RB is clearly their best unit (23.6% above the league average).
- Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked QB left on the board, Deli Fresh Colquitt may have reached a little on Ben Roethlisberger in the ninth round (100th overall pick vs. ADP of 110.8).
- It's How You Finish: Deli Fresh Colquitt had a strong finish, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- The Sky's the Limit: With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Deli Fresh Colquitt hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Deli Fresh Colquitt grabbed Ryan Broyles with pick No. 148.
- Well-Balanced: While the bottom half of the Deli Fresh Colquitt roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).
Toyota Top Picks
- LeSean McCoy
1st Round (4th Pick)
LeSean McCoy is projected to finish eighth in the league with 1,614 total yards (1,235 rushing, 378 receiving).
- Chris Johnson
2nd Round (21st Pick)
Traditionalist: Deli Fresh Colquitt stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Chris Johnson right off the bat.
- Cam Newton
3rd Round (28th Pick)
According to projections, Cam Newton was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 8.8% more points than the average player at that position.
- DeSean Jackson
4th Round (45th Pick)
While drafted 45th overall, DeSean Jackson is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (57th with 4.7) or receiving yards (22nd with 1,038).
- Wes Welker
5th Round (52nd Pick)
Wes Welker went with the 52nd pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (46th) and receiving yards (29th) with 5.2 and 967 respectively.
Calling an Audible
While Deli Fresh Colquitt is projected to have four below-average positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (25.8% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
New York Defense
Rank: 234 ADP: 140.66
San Diego Defense
Rank: 236 ADP: 144.73
Rank: 252 ADP: 146.55
Rank: 257 ADP: 143.72
- 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..."